The cameras have started rolling in a galaxy far, far away.

That’s right, people! Filming is officially underway on “Star Wars Episode VIII”, having just kicked off on 15th February at Pinewood Studios in London. And with it comes a small production announcement as well as some long-awaited casting news.

Star Wars Episode VIII

We already know that all of the “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” cast will return, except for Harrison Ford, for obvious reasons. So expect to see Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis again.


Joining them in “Star Wars: Episode VIII” are actors Benicio Del Toro (of “The Usual Suspects” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” fame), Laura Dern (of “Jurassic Park” and “Wild” fame), and newcomer Kelly Marie Tran. Benicio Del Toro is expected to play a villain.

And Mark Hamill still doesn’t have any lines.

There has been no news as of yet with regards to the plot or rest of the cast involved, after all, the “Star Wars” producers are famed for being tight-lipped. But hang in there because there may be some surprise casting details in time to come.

And maybe Mark Hamill will finally get more lines 🙂

Protip: You might also want to watch the “Star Wars: Rogue One” (which opens on 16th December this year) to pick out some clues as it will take place before the events of 1977’s “Star Wars: A New Hope”.


Meanwhile, watch the “Star Wars: Episode VIII” production announcement video below:

We know, we know. We’ll probably have to keep watching this over and over again until “Star Wars: Episode VIII” is released on 15th December 2017.

The wait is simply too long.

Sources: CNN, Sky News, Den of Geek! / Featured image from Star Wars’ website.

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