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.
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.