star wars episode viiWell, after months of speculation, theorizing, and shadowy pre-production work, the still-subtitle-free "Star Wars: Episode VII" has officially begun shooting, at least according to a single, cryptic tweet from director J.J. Abrams's Bad Robot production company (via The Wrap).

The photo, which went up early on Friday morning, is of the "Star Wars: Episode VII" clapboard. The hash tag? #Dayone. This seems to signify that the movie has begun principle photography (there were earlier reports that the production had shot some stuff already, but it was likely secondary material without any major cast or crew members). "Star Wars: Episode VII" is primarily being shot at England's fabled Pinewood Studios, with a cast that includes newcomers John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley and Max Von Sydow, joining original cast members Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford (I don't care how many times I write that, it still gives me goosebumps).

Now the real pressure is on to actually, you know, get this thing done and into theaters in time for its December 18th, 2015 release date. Abrams might just have to use the Force to pull it off.

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