Disney reveals Star Wars timeline
The new Star Wars sequel has an official timeline and one confirmed returning character - the robot R2-D2, Disney has announced.
Speaking at the company's annual shareholder's meeting in Portland, Oregon, Mr Iger said the movie would feature "some very familiar faces along with a trio of new, young leads."
Abrams has a penchant for secrecy, and Mr Iger said R2-D2 was the only "official cast member" he would announce.
Episode VII is set for release in December 2015.
Mr Iger also said Pixar plans a third Cars animated movie and a sequel to 2004's The Incredibles.