Stars Wars Episode VIII has been confirmed after months of speculation. The new space epic will be titled, “The Last Jedi” as reports were confirmed by StarWars.com via Twitter on Monday morning.
The title of the movie definitely hints on Luke Skywalker who has seen in the final scene of Episode VII, The Force Awakens. Luke was in exile after the tragic loss of his student & nephew Ben Solo aka Kylo Ren, to the Dark Side of the Force.
With the recent release of Star Wars, Rouge One which has already gone past the $1 Billion (Shs3,595,000,000,000) mark worldwide at the box office, has seen Disney take the Star Wars franchise to another all new level.
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The release date has been set on December 15, 2017 (United States) and the film is to be written and directed by Rian Johnson making it the second installment in the Star Wars sequel trilogy following Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015).
The film is produced by Lucasfilm Ltd. and Bad Robot Productions and will be distributed worldwide by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, and stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis in returning roles.
New cast members include Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern, and Kelly Marie Tran in unconfirmed roles. It was Fisher’s final film role before her death in December 2016. Johnson has stated that the story resumes immediately after the events of The Force Awakens.
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