STAR WARS NEWS: Episode VIII Starts Principal Photography as Full Production Announced | FanboysInc

STAR WARS NEWS: Episode VIII Starts Principal Photography as Full Production Announced

By Muuka Muyumba

Today, Star Wars debuted new footage from Star Wars: Episode VIII that shows Rian Johnson announcing the beginning of principal photography on the film, as well as the continuation of that famous last shot from Episode VII. This film will tell the story of Rey’s (Daisy Ridley) next steps beyond her awakening in The Force Awakens.

Star Wars: Episode VIII

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StarWars.com is also reporting that the full cast of the film includes the old faces of Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, John BoyegaOscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis. New cast members include Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro, Academy Award nominee Laura Dern, and “talented newcomer” Kelly Marie Tran.

Johnson will write and direct Episode VIII which is scheduled for release on December 15, 2017.