As Star Wars has returned to our big screens, production on the next chapter has begun. Entertainment Weekly confirmed this today as Bog Iger, Disney CEO, talked about the continuation of the new age of the story in a galaxy far away, during The Walt Disney Co.’s quarterly earnings call.
“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 be directed by Rian Johnson who also wrote the screenplay for it. Star Wars: The Force Awakens stars like Daisy Ridley, John Boyaga, Oscar Isaac and more are set to return for the 8th installment.
Star Wars: Episode VIII is slated to come out on December 15, 2017.