Release date announced for 'Star Wars Episode 7'

SAN FRANCISCO

The next episode of the Star Wars saga now has an official release date -- December 18, 2015.

That's the date announced by Disney for Star Wars Episode 7, the first film in the saga to be released since Disney, the parent company of ABC7, purchased LucasFilm last year.

Shooting for Episode 7 is scheduled to begin next spring. For those counting at home, it will be released in a mere 770 days.

Copyright © 2019 KGO-TV. All Rights Reserved.