First behind-the-scenes image from Star Wars: Episode VII featuring R2-D2

Well, after a year of speculation, we finally have our first confirmed returning character for Star Wars: Episode VII and it is of course none other than R2-D2, with the Bad Robot Twitter account dropping the following behind-the-scenes image from the hotly-anticipated first instalment of Disney’s Star Wars Sequel Trilogy featuring the trusty little astromech….

First behind the scenes image from Star Wars: Episode VII featuring R2-D2

Director J.J. Abrams (Star Trek Into Darkness) is currently putting the final touches to the screenplay for Episode VII with Lawrence Kasdan (The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi), with the film set to go into production in the spring ahead of a release on December 18th, 2015. The film is expected to reunite the likes of Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) and Anthony Daniels (C-3PO) while virtually ever actor and actress in Hollywood has been linked to a part – so much so that Lucasfilm has now widened its search to include every living person in the galaxy.

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