Star Wars: Episode VIII Announcement Clip

Filming is officially underway in London from today on director Rian Johnson’s “Star Wars: Episode VIII” and in an unexpected surprise, Lucasfilm and Disney have released a super short “production teaser” announcing the start of filming.

At the same time they’ve also released the official cast list for the project and confirmed three names added to the list – Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern, and newcomer Kelly Marie Tran. Also confirmed to return are Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis.

“Star Wars: Episode VIII” is scheduled for release December 15th 2017.