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'Star Wars: Episode VIII' Wraps Filming, Director Rian Johnson Shares Final Slate!

Star Wars: Episode VIII has officially wrapped filming and the movie is on track for release on December 15, 2017.

Director Rian Johnson took to the official Twitter account for Star Wars to share the news.

“Final slate of the final shot. VIII is officially wrapped. Cannot wait to share it with you all!” Rian tweeted.

Before the release of the eighth movie in the Star Wars franchise, we will be getting to see the first spinoff, Rogue One, later this year!

Alden Ehrenreich Officially Introduced as Young Han Solo!

Alden Ehrenreich poses for photos at the Star Wars Celebration held at ExCel on Sunday (July 17) in London, England.

The 26-year-old actor was officially introduced to fans as young Han Solo at the event and he was joined by Star Wars: The Force Awakens actor John Boyega on stage.

Also in attendance at the panel were stars Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, as well as Star Wars: Episode VIII director Rian Johnson, and Han Solo spinoff movie directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

“I read the sides and I loved them. I auditioned for six months. The coolest part was I went on the Falcon for a chemistry test with Chewbacca. It was unbelievable. It was more exciting than nerve-racking,” Alden said (via Variety). It was revealed that he was the first actor to audition for the role!

30+ pictures inside of Alden Ehrenreich and John Boyega at the celebration… More Here! »

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Rian Johnson Shares New Photos From the Set of 'Star Wars: Episode VIII'

Star Wars director Rian Johnson just celebrated a filming milestone by sharing some behind-the-scenes photos from Episode VIII on his Tumblr.

That day, the crew of the upcoming movie officially reached the halfway point in principal photography and Rian posted some photos of the team at work.

“I can’t believe we’re halfway through the shoot. (We’re halfway through the shoot!),” Rian wrote, alongside grainy black and white photos of some of the set being polished.

Earlier in the month, Rian also shared a photo of character Maz Kanata on a screen as well as cinematographer Steve Yedlin on set.

Star Wars: Episode VIII hits theaters on Dec. 15, 2017.

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Rian Johnson Set to Write & Direct 'Star Wars: Episode VIII'

Rian Johnson has been tapped to write and direct the next film in the Star Wars film franchise – Episode VIII, according to Deadline.

The filmmaker will be taking over the reign from J.J. Abrams, who is helming Episode VII at the moment. While it was initially reported he will also write and direct Episode IX, he will only be writing the treatment for the film.

Rian is best known for writing and directing the critically acclaimed movie Looper starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis.

Disney is entrusting the mega franchise with a bunch of hot young filmmakers. They have also booked Chronicle‘s Josh Trank and Godzilla‘s Gareth Edwards to direct spinoff films.

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