STAR WARS: EPISODE VII To Start Filming In May 2014
Confirmed: Episode VII takes place 30 years after Return of the Jedi, begins shooting in May
There wasn't a ton of [Star Wars news out of the Disney earnings call ] today, but Bob Iger did confirm that not only they start filming in May, but that Episode VII will start about 30 years after Return of the Jedi. It will feature a trio of new leads and "several familiar faces." For now, R2-D2 remains the only confirmed cast member.
And here it is from [StarWars.com. ]