‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ Announcement Teaser And Cast Revealed – WATCH!
Star Wars: Episode VIII released its first teaser on Monday to announce the start of filming, and the full cast has also been revealed. Watch the the production announcement for the highly-anticipated sequel below!
Episode VIII picks up directly following the events of The Force Awakens, and the teaser below shows (spoiler alert!) the final scene of Episode VII in which Rey (Daisy Ridley) finds Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) hiding out on a secluded island. The footage then cuts to writer/director Rian Johnson, who’s taking over for J.J. Abrams, yelling “Cut!” and welcoming the cast and crew to the set of Episode VIII, which is currently shooting at Pinewood Studios in London.
With the release of the teaser, Disney also announced the entire cast of the film. In addition to Ridley and Hamill, returning cast members are Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Carrie Fisher, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o, and Domhnall Gleeson. New additions include Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern, and newcomer Kelly Marie Tran.
Star Wars: Episode VIII, the subtitle of which has yet to be revealed, is set for release December 15, 2017. Before that, though, a spinoff movie, titled Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, hits theaters on December 16 of this year. Watch the teaser announcement for Episode VIII below!