Disney talks Star Wars

Disney (DIS +0.6%) chairman Alan Horn confirmed during a chat at the Bloomberg and Tribeca Film Festival Business of Entertainment Breakfast that filming for Star Wars Episode VII has started

Some scenes have been shot in Abu Dhabu (Tatooine?) ahead of the principal photography which is scheduled to being in May in the U.K.

The budget for the film should fall in the $175M-$200M range, says Horn.

The company hasn't made any official announcement on casting, although it's been widely reported that Harrison Ford, Carrie Fischer, and Mark Hamill will reprise their roles.

Star Wars launch schedule: Episode VII premieres December 18, 2015; sequels are planned for 2017 and 2019; character spinoffs films are penciled in for 2016 and 2018.

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  • MEKhoury
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    The milking has begun
    22 Apr 2014, 01:23 PM Reply Like
  • dkostek
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    I believe you mean "blue milking"
    22 Apr 2014, 01:27 PM Reply Like
  • db313706
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    Just the tip of the iceberg. The apparel, cartoons, breakfast cereal endorsements, toys, amusement park rides, themed cruise ships...


    Not just for Star Wars, but for the next decade of Marvel and Indiana Jones as well... The sky is the limit.
    22 Apr 2014, 01:29 PM Reply Like
  • Brice Mckalip
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    I'll be happily milked for the cereal, apparel, and maybe even my first cruise if they just make it as good as the first 3 and make sure Jar Jar and his ilk are nowhere near it.
    22 Apr 2014, 02:15 PM Reply Like
  • scott trader
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    Went and bout 50 g worth of dis today always has been my second larger holding.....the future is here ....finally Disney through acquisitions has assembled the best team ever.
    22 Apr 2014, 05:26 PM Reply Like
  • altaire4
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    With Pixar, Marvel, ESPN and Star Wars ... deals with NetFlix .... IMHO Disney has BIG upside from here on out !
    23 Apr 2014, 04:05 AM Reply Like
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