The production for Lucasfilm & Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures’ next Star Wars film, Star Wars: Episode VIII has officially begun.

During the earnings call with investors, Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed that Star Wars: Episode VIII is now underway with writer/director Rian Johnson.

“There is no better way to propel this franchise into the future than producing quality products.

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 of Episode IX, a 2019 release, has also begun.”

Iger also adds, “Filming of Rogue One is virtually completed and we absolutely love what we’ve seen so far.”

He also confirmed that they are in pre-production on the next standalone feature, the untitled Han Solo movie, directed by Phil Lord & Chris Miller and written by Lawrence Kasdan & Jon Kasdan.

Episode VIII stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels and Peter Mayhew.

Rogue One stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, and Alan Tudyk.

Here’s Star Wars release schedule:

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – December 16, 2016
Star Wars: Episode VIII – December 15, 2017
Untitled Han Solo Star Wars Anthology Film – May 25, 2018
Star Wars: Episode IX – 2019

 

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