In fact, principal photography has started in Dubai a few days ago, prior to shooting in Pinewood Studios, outside London, any time during May.
Not even knowing the cast or the title of the new Episode VII, statements and rumours are gathering about the spin-off movies too. Simon Kinberg, writer and producer of the new TV show Star Wars Rebels, said: "The Expanded Universe is not off-limit. We are taking inspiration from everywhere. For the the movies, the canon is the canon, and the canon is the six films that exist."
He also said: “For me, and J.J. and Larry Kasdan is all about honouring the original movies and yet wanting to take a step forward too and tell a new story.”
The big names behind Star Wars now are bringing the old debate “Canon vs EU” to the table.
So it looks like we may get some EU (Expanded Universe) on the big screen? What do you think about that? What would you like to see? Who would you like to see in flesh and blood?