Star Wars: Episode VIII — 30-sec. Production Announcement

source:   youtube.com

added: Mon, Feb 15th '16

It's not like they needed to get the word out, but we're glad they did. The makers behind the next chapter in the "Star Wars" saga have released this new 30-second video that announces the start of production, and it seems things are going to pick up right where "The Force Awakens" left off -- with a bearded Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and an eager Rey (Daisy Ridley).

"Star Wars: Episode VIII" is being directed by Rian Johnson (Looper) from a script he wrote. And while details of the plot are being kept tightly locked up, we do know the cast will include Hamill, Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Anthony Daniels, Domhnall Gleeson, Andy Serkis and Gwendoline Christie.

It also was just announced that Oscar-winner Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern (Jurassic Park), and newcomer Kelly Marie Tran have joined the franchise and will appear in the as-yet-untitled "Episode VIII," which has started filming today in London.

"Star Wars: Episode VIII" is due to open on December 15, 2017. Meanwhile, "Rogue One," the much-anticipated "Star Wars" standalone from director Gareth Edwards (2014's Godzilla), opens December 16th of this year.

directed by   Rian Johnson

starring   Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern, Kelly Marie Tran, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Anthony Daniels, Domhnall Gleeson, Andy Serkis and Gwendoline Christie.

release date   December 15, 2017

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