“Star Wars: Episode VIII” has officially started filming

in Disney, Movies, Star Wars

The hype awakens!

Disney CEO Bob Iger has announced that Rian Johnson (known for his films Brick and Looper) has officially started rolling cameras on Star Wars: Episode VIII. 

All hasn’t been timely with production though, as the sequel was originally set to begin shooting in January, but principal photography was pushed back a few weeks. That was right around the same time the movie’s release was shifted from May 2017 to December of that year.

Iger has a pure and simple approach to treating the future of the Star Wars franchise: just keep pumping out the best work possible.

“There is no better way to propel this franchise into the future than producing quality products,” he said. “Filming of Star Wars: Episode VIII, the next chapter of the legendary saga, has just commenced and it will be in theaters December 2017. And production ofEpisode IX, a 2019 release, has also begun.”

What a guy!

Star Wars: Episode VIII is set for a Dec. 15, 2017 release date. What do you think will happen in the next chapter of this iconic franchise? Have your say in the comments below!

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