Star Wars: Episode VIII is an approaching American epic place opera film penned and directed by Rian Johnson. It will be the tenth installment in the Star Wars film collection, and the second in the Star Wars sequel trilogy pursuing Star Wars: The Pressure Awakens (2015). The film, made by Lucasfilm and dispersed around the world by Walt Disney Studios Motion Images, stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern, and Kelly Marie Tran.
Some scenes, which essential taking pictures at Skellig Michael in Ireland, took area during pre-manufacturing in September 2015, even though principal images commenced at Pinewood Studios in the United Kingdom in February 2016. Episode VIII is scheduled for launch on December fifteen, 2017.
In September 2015, Disney shortlisted the female solid associates to Gina Rodriguez, Tatiana Maslany, and Olivia Cooke. Later that month, Benicio del Toro verified that he will play the villain in the film, and Mark Hamill (who plays Luke Skywalker) was also verified. In October 2015, Gugu Mbatha-Raw was rumored to have been solid in the film. In November, Jimmy Vee was solid as R2-D2, replacing Kenny Baker, who portrayed the character in Star Wars via Revenge of the Sith, and served as a expert in The Pressure Awakens. In November, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy declared at the London premiere for Star Wars: The Pressure Awakens that the total solid would return for Episode VIII, together with “a handful of new solid members”. In February 2016, at the start off of filming, it was verified that Laura Dern and Kelly Marie Tran experienced been solid in unspecified roles.