'Star Wars: Episode VIII' Has Officially Started Filming

By Matt O'Bryant

Its "true all of it", Star Wars: Episode VIII has officially begun filming! Entertainment Weekly confirmed this today, reporting that during The Walt Disney Company's quarterly earnings call today, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced the beginning of filming Episode VIII, which was originally scheduled to begin shooting last month, but the release date delay to from Summer 2017 to December 2017 and "reported script rewrites", being the reasoning behind the push-back on filming.

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.

The film will see the return of the main cast which includes Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Carrie Fisher, and Domhnall Gleeson.  Taking over directing duties for Episode VIII is Looper director Rian Johnson, who is also writing the script.

Star Wars: Episode VIII hits theaters on December 15, 2017.