That's a wrap! Star Wars: Episode VII is now reportedly finished shooting, with director J.J. Abrams sending a heartfelt thank you letter to cast and crew. Now, arguably, the hard work begins -- a year of special effects work before the December 18th, 2015 premier.
To the Extraordinary Cast and Crew of Episode VII:
It is a true honor [sic] 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