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'Star Wars: Episode VIII' Begins Filming!

'Star Wars: Episode VIII' Begins Filming!

Disney CEO Bob Iger has confirmed that Star Wars: Episode VIII has begun filming!

Production was originally intended to begin in January, but right around the time the release date was pushed from May, 2017 to December 15, 2017, principal photography was moved back a bit as well.

“There is no better way to propel this franchise into the future than producing quality products,” Bob said in a statement (via EW). “Filming of Star Wars: Episode VIII, the next chapter of the legendary saga, has just commenced and it will be in theaters December 2017. And production of Episode IX, a 2019 release, has also begun.”

Rian Johnson is directing, with Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Gwendoline Christie, and more expected to return.

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  • Ariana

    Movie was crap. Seriously what a waste of time and money spent on this piss poor installment of SW. I bet you Episode 8 will be a cheap imitation of TESB.

  • bestyguest

    As George Lucas said, it was retro; i.e., basically rehashed the original trilogy as a great exercise in nostalgia. Still, the three prequels he wrote himself were very poorly paced and structured. SW is cute but unsophisticated sci-fi – popcorn and for the masses only.

  • Ariana

    I actaully don’t mind the prequels at all. I thought they had a good story and some pretty amazing scenery and music overall. TFA had none of that. It was a rehash( and a bad one) of ANH.

  • Ligo

    Fraudulent criminal overblown box-office figures for a British produced movie pretending to be an American-made movie, very poorly disguised and very cheaply made remake of the first 1977 Star Wars movie, thinly disguised British propaganda politics and forced British social-engineering attempts aimed directly at America and Americans, really terrible British alien race-bait actors. THIS MOVIE WAS A MEGABOMB FLOP THAT SUCKED SPACEBALLS!!!!!!!!