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Watch: Luke Skywalker Appears In Announcement Teaser For Rian Johnson’s ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’

Watch: Luke Skywalker Appears In Announcement Teaser For Rian Johnson's 'Star Wars: Episode VIII'

Oh damn, this is how you do it. Cameras have started rolling on “Star Wars: Episode VIII” and while the picture is still two years away from hitting theaters, Disney has dropped the first teaser to announce cameras have rolled, with an appearance from a very familiar face.

Just as “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” ended on Luke Skywalker’s face, it looks like the next chapter will be picking up from there. It’s a pretty terrific little teaser, and you’d kind of have to be a bit dead inside not to feel a little excited. 

READ MORE: J.J. Abrams Talks Developing ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ And Rian Johnson’s “Amazing Script”

Meanwhile, the studio has confirmed the addition of new cast members Laura Dern, Benicio del Toro, and Kelly Marie Tran. Check out the full press release and teaser below. 

Rey took her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and will continue her epic journey with Finn, Poe, and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the continuing Star Wars saga, Star Wars: Episode VIII, which began principal photography at Pinewood Studios in London on February 15, 2016.

Star Wars: Episode VIII, which is written and directed by Rian Johnson and continues the storylines introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, welcomes back cast members Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis.  New cast members will include Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro, Academy Award nominee Laura Dern, and talented newcomer Kelly Marie Tran.

Star Wars: Episode VIII is produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski. Joining the production crew will be some of the industry’s top talent, including Steve Yedlin (Director of Photography), Bob Ducsay (Editor), Rick Heinrichs (Production Designer), Peter Swords King (Hair and Make-Up Designer), and Mary Vernieu (US Casting Director). They will be joining returning crew members Pippa Anderson (Co-Producer, VP Post Production), Neal Scanlan (Creature & Droid FX Creative Supervisor), Michael Kaplan (Costume Designer), Jamie Wilkinson (Prop Master), Chris Corbould (SFX Supervisor), Rob Inch (Stunt Coordinator), Ben Morris (VFX Supervisor), and Nina Gold (UK Casting Director). 

Star Wars: Episode VIII is scheduled for release December 15, 2017

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