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Star Wars: Episode VIII

Star Wars: Episode VIII
  • 2017
  • Directed by: Rian Johnson
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Mark Hamill's Star Wars teaser

28 Jun 2016

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Mark Hamill has teased that Luke Skywalker may not appear in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'. The 64-year-old actor - who has played Luke since the first 'Star Wars' film in 1977 - hinted that he might not be required when filming starts in the next chapter…

Star Wars: Episode VIII leak claims Luke will teach Rey about lightsabers

20 Jun 2016

Film gossip

'Star Wars: Episode VIII' will see Luke Skywalker teach Rey about lightsabers, a leak has claimed. YouTube user Mike Zeroh claims he received an email from a source, who accurately gave him information on Episode 7 before its release, about a new…

John Boyega: Episode VIII "crazy", "bigger", "darker"

18 May 2016

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John Boyega says Rian Johnson has made 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' "bigger" and "darker" than 'The Force Awakens'. The 24-year-old actor made his debut in the space opera last year under the direction of J.J. Abrams and said the next movie will surpass…

Ade Edmondson lands Star Wars: Episode VIII role

4 Apr 2016

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Ade Edmondson has secured a role in 'Star Wars: Episode VIII'. The 59-year-old comedian - most famous for appearing in sitcoms 'Bottom' and 'The Young Ones' with his late friend and writing partner Rik Mayall - will be entering the blockbuster sci-fi…

Adam Driver praises new Star Wars director Rian Johnson

30 Mar 2016

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Adam Driver can't wait to get to the set of 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' every day and work with director Rian Johnson. The 32-year-old actor is reprising his role as lightsaber-wielding villain Kylo Ren in the sci-fi sequel and he has been enjoying…

Daisy Ridley and Mark Hamill will open Star Wars: Episode VIII

1 Mar 2016

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Luke Skywalker and Rey will be in the opening scenes of 'Star Wars: Episode VIII'. Mark Hamill's Jedi Master and the young Jakku scavenger - played by Daisy Ridley - are set to kick of the next instalment in the sci-fi franchise, after the British…

Disney's £3m Star Wars security spend

22 Feb 2016

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Disney is spending £3 million hiring 600 guards and a squadron of drones to prevent 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' secrets being leaked. The film studio is so desperate to ensure details of the upcoming motion picture are kept undisclosed following the…

John Boyega wants Finn's jacket from Star Wars set

16 Feb 2016

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John Boyega wants to take home Finn's jacket from the set of 'Star Wars Episode VIII'. Shooting on the sci-fi sequel only just started on Monday (15.02.16) but the 23-year-old actor already has his eyes on his character's distinctive brown leather…

Mark Hamill still hasn't spoken in new Star Wars saga

16 Feb 2016

Film gossip

Mark Hamill has joked he has "no dialogue" yet in the new 'Star Wars' trilogy. Shooting began on 'Episode VIII' on Monday (15.02.16), however, original star Hamill - who reprises his role as Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker - is still yet to speak in the…

Filming begins on Star Wars: Episode VIII

11 Feb 2016

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'Star Wars: Episode VIII' has begun "filming". Disney confirmed that shooting of the next installment in the science fiction franchise is finally underway, after it was delayed last month due to scheduling difficulties in the principal photography…

Gwendoline Christie: I'm back for Star Wars: Episode VIII

1 Feb 2016

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Gwendoline Christie says she will return for 'Star Wars: Episode VIII'. The 'Game of Thrones' actress played new character Captain Phasma in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' and has confirmed she will reprise the role in the next installment of the…

Star Wars: Episode VIII delayed

21 Jan 2016

Film gossip

'Star Wars: Episode VIII' has been delayed by seven months. Disney has announced the release date for the sci-fi sequel has been moved from May 26, 2017 to December 15 of the same year. The decision to delay the release of the film is so the…

John Boyega: Star Wars VIII will be darker

12 Jan 2016

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John Boyega has revealed filming for 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' is underway and the movie is much "darker" than 'The Force Awakens'. The 23-year-old British actor is reprising his role as rogue Stormtrooper Finn and admits the sci-fi franchise is…

J.J. Abrams wishes he was directing Star Wars: Episode VIII

24 Dec 2015

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J.J. Abrams regrets not signing up to direct 'Star Wars: Episode VIII'. The 49-year-old filmmaker - whose 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' opened in cinemas last week - has admitted he's gutted he didn't agree to helm the next instalment as…

Kathleen Kennedy: Entire Force Awakens cast returning for Star Wars Episode VIII

17 Dec 2015

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Kathleen Kennedy has confirmed the entire 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' cast will be returning for 'Episode VIII'. Just as the highly anticipated sci-fi sequel is hitting cinemas, the Lucasfilm President has revealed the next instalment starts…

Benicio del Toro makes bold predication for Star Wars: Episode VIII

6 Oct 2015

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Benicio del Toro thinks 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' director Rian Johnson will "infuse the franchise with new steroids". The 48-year-old actor has signed up to star in the sci-fi sequel which will be released sometime in 2017 and he thinks the decision…

Benicio del Toro to play villain in Star Wars: Episode VIII

21 Jul 2015

Film gossip

Benicio del Toro is in talks to play the main villain in 'Star Wars: Episode VIII'. The 'Guardians of the Galaxy' actor is being lined up to play a baddie in the sci-fi sequel, insiders have told TheWrap. Although discussions are still in the…

Josh Trank leaves Star Wars: Episode VIII

5 May 2015

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Director Josh Trank will no longer helm 'Star Wars: Episode VIII'. The 'Chronicle' filmmaker has dropped out of the second film in the sci-fi saga's new trilogy - the follow up to this year's 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' - to follow a "different…

Billy Dee Williams to make Star Wars return

2 Mar 2015

Film gossip

Billy Dee Williams will return for the new 'Star Wars' trilogy. The 77-year-old actor, who starred as Lando Calrissian in the iconic film franchise, was overlooked for the eagerly-awaited 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens', but he is set to appear in the…

Star Wars Episode VIII to be filmed at Pinewood Studios

11 Nov 2014

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'Star Wars Episode VIII' will be filmed at Pinewood Studios in the UK. The news - which comes just a week after filming on 'Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens' wrapped at the studio in Buckinghamshire, South East England - has been confirmed by…

Rian Johnson avoiding Star Wars 'responsibility'

19 Sep 2014

Film gossip

Rian Johnson is trying not to feel too "responsible" for the 'Star Wars' franchise. The 40-year-old filmmaker is directing 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' and expect to helm Episode 'IX' admits that, when it comes to the new movies, it is a "challenge…

Mark Ruffalo wants Star Wars role

11 Sep 2014

Film gossip

Mark Ruffalo wants a role in 'Star Wars: Episode VIII'. 'The Avengers' actor has revealed that he'd love to star in the science fiction series, as he admitted to begging the director of the eighth film, Rian Johnson for a part. Talking to…

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