After JJ Abrams and Lawrence Kasden took on the job of scripting episode 7, Lucasfilm director Kathleen Kennedy asked Disney’s CEO Bob Iger about pushing the release date of episode 7 back to 2016, but he denied! Read more about it below:
According to those close to the project, producer Kathleen Kennedy and most of the film’s creative team have asked Disney to push the release to 2016, but studio CEO Robert Iger is adamant that Episode VII — perhaps the franchise’s most anticipated installment since 1999’s The Phantom Menace — not budge. That has created enormous pressure on all involved, with director J.J. Abrams stepping in to take over scripting duties with Lawrence Kasdan, who co-wrote 1980’s Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, considered the best film in the series.
Source: Jedi News