Bryan Burke spoke about the upcoming film sequel's plans for 2014:
We're progressing on a schedule to hopefully begin next year, or the beginning of next year, and the location is still kind of floating around in the air all depending on script and a whole bunch of other issues. As I just said, everything is kind of a free-flowing thing, and when we feel like the story level on this script and everything is really coming together and schedules are all working and pieces line up, we prowl ahead, and Star Wars will be no different.
Burke also expressed his thoughts on the hype and excitement coming from series fans to the new films:
It's something that obviously has successfully been handed down from generation to generation in the last 40 years. If I weren't working on the project, I'd have the same interest as everyone else because it's something that I, too, am looking forward to seeing where the franchise goes next.
J.J. Abrams is already heavy into the development of Star Wars: Episode VII.
Abrams is working with movie screenwriter Michael Arndt to hone the plot for this film and the movie is heading for a 2015 global release. For those hardcore fans who want to know how Abrams regards the Star Wars series, check out the video interview he conducted with SkyMoviesOfficial above.