Just in from Jedi News
There are two production designers on Episode VII, Rick Carter and Darren Gilford. This is highly unusual and a sign that they are moving swiftly towards production and want a fast set-up. That could mean that they’ll be designing and building on location and on the soundstages at the same time, thereby speeding up production.
The film WILL be released in 2015, the Disney CEO has publicly stated that. If Disney opted to release the film in 2016 then they would be required to advise the stock market at the time of decision as that would impact on accounts by material value. They haven’t confirmed the specific release date at this point but I understand that 11/11/15 is still the target.
Source: Jedi News