The cast of Star Conflicts: The Force Awakens seldom got a few weeks capture their breath following your whirlwind that ornamented that film’s enormous success at the container office before these folks were called back to London’ohydrates Pinewood Studios to start it all over again. Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed this morning that Lucasfilm and director Rian Johnson have officially commenced principal pictures on Star Wars: Show 8.
Iger noted the start of output during a conference call along with investors (splashy!) saying, in accordance with Entertainment Weekly, “Shooting of Star Wars: Episode VIII, the next chapter of the legendary saga, just commenced and it will take theaters December 2017. And production of Episode IX, a 2019 generate, has also begun.”
While it may seem like a quick transformation for the Star Wars cast and crew, keep in mind that shooting was actually supposed to begin in January, just a thirty day period off from when The Push Awakens opened in cinemas. Once Disney discovered how successful that film was during the holiday season, they thought we would push back Star Wars: Show 8 from a May 2017 launch date to December of that same yr. This gave Manley and his team yet another extra month regarding preparation for the forthcoming installment.
It’s certainly not also the first time video cameras have rolled in Star Wars: Episode 8. To adopt advantage of certain filming windows surrounding Skellig Jordan, the real-life location of which serves as Ahch-To, Luke Skywalker’ersus top-secret hideout, stars Mark Hamill as well as Daisy Ridley shot some scenes last September.
Iger in addition provided an update on the next Star Wars motion picture, this December’s Star Wars: Rogue One, the first inside a planned series of Star Wars Anthology experiences that take place away from storyline of the primary films saying, “Shooting of Rogue One is almost completed and we love what we’ve noticed so far.” Great news! Because it would’ve been a massive bummer if the CEO regarding Disney came out and said, “Man, that film straight up sucks.”
What we know about Star Competitions: Episode 8 is fairly minimal, but we do be aware that in addition to directing, Brown also wrote this script. Returning to legend in the next installment are most of cast from your first film which include Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley, Bob Boyega, Adam Driver, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie along with Harrison Ford.
Star Wars: Episode 8 starts in theaters about December 15, 2017.