'Star Wars: Episode VII' to open December 2015

The official 'Star Wars' film logo from the film's official website. (StarWars.com)

November 7, 2013 7:32:11 PM PST
The force is returning and will be in a theater near you by late 2015.

"Star Wars: Episode VII" is the first in the series to be made by the Walt Disney Company since it bought Lucasfilm last year.

It's being directed by J.J. Abrams, who also directed Mission Impossible and Star Trek films.

Shooting is scheduled to begin next spring.