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Star Wars Episode VIII announces production with new video

by Sean P. Aune | February 15, 2016February 15, 2016 6:40 am PDT

Star Wars Episode VIII has officially begun production, and Disney wants to make sure you know that thanks to a newly released video.

The official Star Wars YouTube channel released a new video on Monday that shows a bit of the conclusion of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and then you hear and see Episode VIII director Rian Johnson call “cut.” As he tells all the crew “Welcome to Episode VIII,” it appears they are in the same location as the previous film’s finale, thus suggesting we will spend some time on Luke’s island.

Along with the video, the official site announced that returning cast members include Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie and Andy Serkis.  New players joining the series include Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro, Academy Award nominee Laura Dern and newcomer Kelly Marie Tran.

Prepare yourselves for just under two years of leaks and speculation to the follow-up to the most successful film in the saga.

Star Wars: Episode VIII is scheduled for release December 15, 2017.

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Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...