"Star Wars: Episode VII" Gets a Release Date

Around a decade after the last installment was released, “Star Wars: Episode VII” will hit theaters on December 18, 2015.

Fears that the sci-fi flick would be pushed to 2016 were calmed when the announcement was made on Thursday (November 7).

In a statement, Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn shared, “Were very excited to share the official 2015 release date for Star Wars: Episode VII, where it will not only anchor the popular holiday filmgoing season but also ensure our extraordinary filmmaking team has the time needed to deliver a sensational picture.”

After finding success in the other huge sci-fi franchise, Star Trek, J. J. Abrams has been tapped to bring new life to the Star Wars series.