Production of "Star Wars: Episode VII" is officially underway.

To mark the big day, director J.J. Abrams' production company Bad Robot tweeted out the first photo from the set.

It's not much, but its still enough to get fans excited. 


— Bad Robot (@bad_robot) May 16, 2014

You'll notice the only title seen is "Star Wars: Episode VII."

The sand gives a hint that filming may be underway in Abu Dhabi. Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn previously said the film started shooting there this month.

Update: The official Star Wars Twitter account just shared its own photo from the first day of shooting. Check out the studio where "Episode VII" is filming.

Day one at @PinewoodStudios. #StarWarsVII

— Star Wars (@starwars) May 16, 2014

The film will be released December 18, 2015.

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