‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ has started filming! The movie is picking up right where we left off, with Rey coming face-to-face with Luke Skywalker. Click to WATCH!
The new Star Wars movie doesn’t come out until 2017, but we got our first taste at what’s to come on Feb. 15. The first footage of Star Wars: Episode VIII has been released, and Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) are at the forefront of the next chapter. Plus, find out who’s joined the cast!
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The teaser shows a pensive and scruffy Luke Skywalker staring down at Rey, who hands him his long lost lightsaber. And that’s when director Rian Johnson yells cut and welcomes everyone to Episode 8. The teaser is brief, but enough to hold us over until the next sneak peek!
Star Wars also released the following announcement on its website: “Rey took her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and will continue her epic journey with Finn, Poe, and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the continuing Star Wars saga, Star Wars: Episode VIII, which began principal photography at Pinewood Studios in London on February 15, 2016.”
There’s also new cast members coming to Episode 8. Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern and newcomer Kelly Marie Tran will be featured in the new movie. Of course, details regarding their characters weren’t revealed, but Benicio has teased in a previous interview that his character will be on the dark side of things.
“You know, I’m not supposed to say, but that’s what’s out there, so I’m not gonna try and fight it,” Benicio told HitFix in a Jan. 2016 interview.
Star Wars: Episode VIII will hit theaters on Dec. 15, 2017. However, if you’re looking to get your Star Wars fix before the, Star Wars: Rogue One comes out on Dec. 16, 2016.