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    Star Wars: Episode VII Officially Begins Filming—See the First Photo!

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    It's not much, but we'll take it!

    Bad Robot, the production company founded by director J.J. Abrams, tweeted out a picture of a film slate on Thursday night to indicate that production has officially started on Star Wars: Episode VII.

    The photo was accompanied simply with the hashtag #dayone.

    And while the snap doesn't give too much away, the sprinkling of sand on the clapperboard seems to hint that scenes are indeed being shot in Abu Dhabi.

    Last month, the cast for Episode VII was finally revealed.

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    Star Wars VII Cast David James/Walt Disney Studios

    John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will join original stars of the saga Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker in the latest installment of the hugely successful film franchise, StarWars.com revealed on April 29.

    "We are so excited to finally share the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII," director Abrams said in a statement at the time. "It is both thrilling and surreal to watch the beloved original cast and these brilliant new performers come together to bring this world to life, once again. We start shooting in a couple of weeks, and everyone is doing their best to make the fans proud."

    Meanwhile, the movie reportedly has a working title of Star Wars: Episode VII—The Ancient Fear.

    Time will tell if the so-called working title ends up being the film's permanent one. We'll know for sure when the flick hits theaters on Dec. 18, 2015.

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