Don’t get your hopes up too much, it’s just a 30 seconds behind the scenes video announcing that Star Wars: Episode VIII is now in production. Skip the video if you’ve not yet watched Star Wars: The Force Awakens, unless you don’t mind having the ending to that movie spoiled.
So this pretty much confirms that Episode VIII will start exactly where The Force Awakens ended. Released only two months ago, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has already made $2.028 billion worldwide, currently the third highest grossing movie of all time. Based on those numbers I’m sure most of you are just as excited as I am for more Star Wars, but sadly we’ll have to wait a while longer for Episode VIII, December 2017 to be more exact. On the bright side we do have Rogue One: A Star Wars Story set for December this year, principle photography on that concluded last year and we’re gonna get a trailer for it in front of Captain America: Civil War, in late April or early May.
In other Star Wars: Episode VIII news, Disney also announced a couple of new names joining the cast, those are Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern and new face Kelly Marie Tran. No name for the movie yet, but I’m sure we’ll get one sometime this summer. Rian Johnson wrote and is directing Episode VIII and as far as the rest of the cast goes, everyone that was alive at the end of The Force Awakens should be back.