Stephen Galloway, on April 2nd, 2014, who is the chairman for Walt Disney Studios, has revealed that shooting has begun on Episode VII. In his interview, with the Hollywood Reporter, Galloway did reveal that the hardest part, thus far, in making another Star Wars film, has been casting. The process is not yet complete, nor could he reveal anything about anyone that is already cast.
Galloway has also states that the main focus has been the screenplay.
Hopefully the cast, outside of the main three, will be unknowns.
Check out the interview below: