Star Wars Episode VII was both a commercial and critical success, and Disney haven’t wasted any time at all getting the next instalment underway.
Although we have Star Wars: Rogue One to look forward to, nothing can take the place of the main story arc… and it’s on its way.
Writer Rian Johnson has completed his script, and shooting at Pinewood Studios has begun. Working with J.J.Abrams, Johnson picked up where Episode 7 left off – namely a clifftop in Northern Ireland.
Although the very first scene has already been shot in Northern Ireland (involving Luke Skywalker’s first meeting with Rey), principle photography began in Pinewood Studios yesterday.
J.J. Abrams claimed that he was disappointed that he won’t be directing the next movie after reading what he described as an ‘incredible’ script. And the fact that shooting was put back a month to allow extensive script rewrites just adds to the mystery and suspense.
The next Star Wars Movie doesn’t have a full title yet, but several people close to the project – including Daisy Ridley – have described it as darker.
Star Wars Episode Viii is due for release at the cinema on December 15th 2017. Christmas just won’t be the same without a Star Wars movie to go to!
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