CONFIRMED! Star Wars:Episode VIII Filming Has Begun

Entertainment Weekly is reporting that filming for Star Wars: Episode VIII has begun!

According to Disney CEO, Bob Iger, Director Rian Johnson has already started the cameras rolling.

“Filming of Star Wars: Episode VIII, the next chapter of the legendary saga, has just commenced and it will be in theaters December 2017,” said Iger, “And production of Episode IX, a 2019 release, has also begun.”

Excitement and speculation started among fans last week wondering if filming for the project had begun when a photo of Mark Hamill surfaced at a UK airport, apparently on his way to the Episode VIII set.

The EW interview continued with Iger updating on the other Star Wars films,

“Filming of Rogue One is virtually completed and we absolutely love what we’ve seen so far,” said Iger then going on to reveal some exciting news about the release date for the Han Solo stand alone film!

“This is the first of a set of planned stand-alone stories and we’re already in preproduction on our next one, for release in May of 2018.”

It is an exciting time to be a Star Wars fan!

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