Over the weekend, principle filming for the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII was officially wrapped. Filming began in May of this year and was shot in various locations including England, Ireland, and Abu Dhabi. It’s expected to be released in theaters December 18th, 2015.
In honor of the wrap, the cast and crew partied at London’s Science Museum, which is also the place the Queen of England sent her first tweet. The majority of the main cast was in attendance for the party, including Original Trilogy actors Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher. You can check out a couple of the pictures below, including one of Simon Pegg, who has not been confirmed as having a role in the film.
You can also read J.J. Abrams’ letter to the cast and crew once filming was completed (Transcript below picture):
“To the Extraordinary Cast and Crew of Episode VII:
It is a true honor and absolute joy to come to set every day and work alongside each of you. Your professionalism, passion and patience is more deeply appreciated than we could ever express. From the deserts of Abu Dhabi, to the Forest of Dean, to the stages of Pinewood, you have risen to every challenge and been as wonderfully kind as you are brilliantly talented. Our ambition here is large, of course, and it must be: we are here to make a film that entertains millions of people, of all ages, for generations. To create an experience people will cherish watching as much as we will cherish having made it, together. how lovely it would be if you had, in addition to your name on the screen, some actual, real, tangible proof that you were part of it! Here, then, is that proof. Wear it well, wear it healthily, wear it proudly. But, mostly, thank you.
J.J. Abrams, Kathleen Kennedy, Bryan Burke”
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