‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ Begins Filming & Adds to Cast Lineup

Star Wars: Episode 8

Can you hear the excitement? Star Wars: Episode VIII has officially begun filming. On Monday, it was announced that the film’s principal photography began at Pinewood Studios in London.

The latest film in the franchise has been written by Rian Johnson, who is also set to direct the film. Episode VIII will have many returning faces such as Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie and Andy Serkis. To add, it was also announced that Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern and Kelly Marie Tran will join in the lineup.

The story line has been kept very tight-lipped, just as with the previous film. With so many rumors and theories flying around, it is anybody’s guess as to what new adventure we will be taken on. Star Wars: Episode VIII is set for release on December 15, 2017.

Stay tuned for more information on the official movie title and more as it breaks.

To get us all a little more pumped, check out the clip below. What do you think will happen in Episode VIII?

Star Wars: Episode VIII is produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski. Joining the production crew will be some of the industry’s top talent, including Steve Yedlin (Director of Photography), Bob Ducsay (Editor), Rick Heinrichs (Production Designer), Peter Swords King (Hair and Make-Up Designer), and Mary Vernieu (US Casting Director). They will be joining returning crew members Pippa Anderson (Co-Producer, VP Post Production), Neal Scanlan (Creature & Droid FX Creative Supervisor), Michael Kaplan (Costume Designer), Jamie Wilkinson (Prop Master), Chris Corbould (SFX Supervisor), Rob Inch (Stunt Coordinator), Ben Morris (VFX Supervisor), and Nina Gold (UK Casting Director).

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