Lucasfilm Announces “Star Wars: Episode VIII”

Luke Skywalker in The Force Awakens

Lucasfilm announced Monday, the next installment in the Star Wars saga, Episode VIII.

Following the worldwide box office smash, The Force Awakens, the film continues the epic journey... which has begun principal photography at Pinewood Studios in London.

Written and directed by Rian Johnson, the film will continue the storyline, welcoming back cast members Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Oscar Isaac, among others.

New cast members were also revealed: Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern and talented newcomer Kelly Marie Tran.

Star Wars: Episode VIII is scheduled for release Dec. 15, 2017. Further details are currently unknown.