Disney has announced that production on the next Star Wars has begun and released a teaser video.
The video opens with the final scenes from episode VII “The Force Awakens” with Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) on a hilltop as he meets Rey (Daisy Ridley), then cuts to director Rian Johnson saying “cut”.
Disney has not announced the title of the upcoming film yet. The cast of returning members is Hamill, Ridley, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Gwendoline Christie, Lupita Nyong’o, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Andy Serkis and Anthony Daniels. They will be joined by newcomers Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern and Kelly Marie Tran.
Star Wars VIII is written and directed by Rian Johnson. It is expected to be released in December 2017.