It has been announced by Disney, the next chapter of the continuing Star Wars saga, Star Wars: Episode VIII, began principal photography at Pinewood Studios in London yesterday, February 15, 2016. The first steps of the continued epic journey [Star Wars: The Force Awakens], with Rey,Finn, Poe and Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode VIII.
Star Wars: Episode VIII, written and directed by Rian Johnson will of course continue the storylines introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and we are happy to hear that we welcome back cast members Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Wyong'o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis.
Added to the cast will include Academy Award® winner Benicia Del Toro, Academy Award® nominee Laura Dern, and talented newcomer Kelly Marie Tran.
Produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman and [Coming back as a executive producer, J.J. Abrams] and joining him will be Jason McGatlin and Tom Kanowski. In addition, 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).
Star Wars: Episode VIII is scheduled for release December 15, 2017.
Click below for the announcement video from EPK.TV.