A new ILM studio was officially opened on Wednesday in London. The ceremony was attended by Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy who revealed that we’re only 3 weeks away from the end of the Episode VII filming…
According to ILM London’s director of operations Sue Lyster, the facility is already working on the effects for Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man and Star Wars: Episode VII.
Speaking at the event, Kennedy recalled meeting U.K. government representatives in February last year to discuss filming the latest Star Wars in London, revealing that Disney was now just “three weeks off” finishing the film and hinting that further titles in the franchise would be shot in the city.
“This continues a long tradition of Star Wars movies being made in London. It goes back to 1976, and to know that we are now coming back and we will be making the movies once again based out of Pinewood, and now we’re looking to put together this studio, it’s rather remarkable that this has all come together in less than two years,” she said.
As you might recall there were rumors suggesting that the movie is expected to wrap filming in late September. Because of the scheduled few weeks hiatus (due to Harrison Ford’s injury), a delay by one month is understandable, and it appears that everything is moving according to plan.