Though Rian Johnson’s “Star Wars: Episode VIII” was pushed back seven months from its original May 2017 release date, the actual start of production on it only saw a smaller one month push from January to February this year so Johnson could rework the script.
At this point it has been suggested that filming is set to kick off in the U.K. in the next few weeks. Over the weekend, several of the sequel’s stars teased through social media that production will begin soon – namely actors Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Carrie Fisher and Anthony Daniels. Actres Gwendoline Christie also confirmed the return of her character Captain Phasma this weekend, telling People:
“I will be in the next Star Wars movie. I think that’s an exclusive, actually. I was very overexcited. I made no secret of the fact that I really campaigned for the part for a long time. And then I was delighted when J.J. Abrams wanted to have me in the film and then wanted to cast me in this role that had originally been designed for a man.”
“Star Wars: Episode VIII” comes to cinemas December 15th 2017.
— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) January 31, 2016
Source: Star Wars Net