Star Wars Episode VIII now being filmed

Star Wars Episode VIII now being filmed

The next chapter of the popular Star Wars saga has been confirmed and the cameras are rolling as we speak. Principal photography for the eighth episode in the series have begun at Pinewood Studios in London since yesterday.

After watching Rey take her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we will see Rey continuing her epic journey in the eighth episode, alongside of Finn, Poe and Luke Skywalker. The newest installment welcomes back cast members Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie and Andy Serkis to the stage. The new episode will also feature new characters played by Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern and a talented newcomer Kelly Marie Tran.

The newest episode is produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman, alongside of executive producer J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin and Tom Karnowski. Several crew members will be returning such as Pippa Anderson (Co-Producer, VP Post Production), Neal Scanlan (Creature & Droid FX Creative Supervisor), Michael Kaplan (Costume Designer), Jamie Wilkinson (Prop Master), Chris Corbould (SFX Supervisor), Rob Inch (Stunt Coordinator), Ben Morris (VFX Supervisor), and Nina Gold (UK Casting Director). They will be receiving help from some of the industry’s top talents including Steve Yedlin (Director of Photography), Bob Ducsay (Editor), Rick Heinrichs (Production Designer), Peter Swords King (Hair and Make-Up Designer), and Mary Vernieu (US Casting Director).

Star Wars: Episode VIII is scheduled for release December 15, 2017.

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