Updated 03:09 AM EDT, Thu, May 23, 2019

'Star Wars: Episode 7' Release Date, Cast & Trailer: Plot Still Secret But Film is 'Surreal,' Says Adam Driver

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It's been nearly 10 years since the release of the last Star Wars film, "Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith," and according to actor Adam Driver, the next installment, "Star Wars: Episode 7," is going to be well worth the wait.

While at the Venice Film Festival for "Hungry Hearts," the actor was quoted by Associated Press, describing his first moment on set. "I will say this - it's surreal," said the 30-year-old.

In the September issue of GQ Magazine, he admits that getting a break in Hollywood makes him feel great, but he recognizes that hard work is ultimately the best tool for success.

"It's very nice," the former U.S. Marine told GQ Magazine. "But in a way, I don't feel like I've really put in my dues. Like it doesn't feel earned."

For those who want to know more about "Star Wars: Episode 7," sorry but it's a pretty closed-lipped team.

The Associated Press spotted another Star Wars star, "Game of Thrones" and "Hunger Games" actress, Gwendoline Christie, at the Venice Film Festival. Like Driver, she's kept her silence about the film but joked about the secrecy surrounding the movie plot.

"There's snipers trained on us right now," she said in jest.

This isn't the first we've heard about the imposed discretion for the highly-anticipated blockbuster. Veteran actor Andy Serkis also mentioned a similar joke during a segment with Conan O'Brian, noted Express UK.

"We are so heavily embargoed you can't even go to the bathroom with the script. You go into a room to read the script and there are CCTV cameras. You have to memorize the lines," said the Brit to the talk show host.

He later admitted that he was only exaggerating but he clarified: "Actually I'm making it all up. It's not as bad as I'm saying. But it kind of feels like that."

Serkis has recently starred in both "Lord of The Rings" and "Dawn of The Planet of the Apes" and O'Brian noted that J.J. Abrams was so impressed with his skills. 

Conan said: "J.J. Abrams saw footage of you doing motion capture and was so inspired and impressed by you, that he cast you in the new Star Wars movie. That's very exciting."

Filming on the movie has resumed after an unexpected hiatus following Harrison Ford's accident, in which he broke his leg on set a few weeks ago. Ford, who is 72 years old, is reprising his role as Hans Solo.

Sources revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that Ford is back on set and filming began last week at Pinewoods Studios in the U.K.

Even with the stalled production, the studio has maintained that there's no need to adjust the release date of "Star Wars: Episode 7," scheduled on December 18, 2015, THR revealed.

See Andy Serkis' interview with Conan O'Brian below:


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