What We Know So Far About Star Wars: Episode VII

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The seventh movie in the Star Wars series will be called "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" and is set to release on December 18, 2015. The story takes place approximately 30 years after the events of Episode VI, and it's the first in a new trilogy produced and directed by J.J. Abrams. Even though he sold the rights to Disney, George Lucas still served as a consultant on the movie set.

Disney plans to release each the next episode in the trilogy once every two years, with spin-off films being released in the off years. The first spin-off is titled "Star Wars: Rogue One", which tells the story of how the Death Star plans were stolen. It releases on December 16, 2016.