Disney and Lucasfilm revealed on Monday that cameras are rolling on Star Wars: Episode VIII, which is written and directed by Rian Johnson. In the video announcement from the set, we see Rey (Daisy Ridley) face to face with Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), picking up moments where the previous film left off.
The film franchise also announced that Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern and newcomer Kelly Marie Tran are joining the cast. In an interview with ET, Del Toro confirmed he was going to appear in the new film but kept the details of his character secret.
“I don't know if he's a villain,” he teased. “People are saying that, but it's like they read a different script than I read.”
We are thrilled to announce Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern and Kelly Marie Tran will join Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill and director Rian Johnson for Star Wars: Episode VIII, which begins shooting at London’s Pinewood Studio today. May the Force be with you, always
ET also caught up with Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow to talk about his plans for the film franchise when he directs Episode IX, which won't hit theaters until 2019. "[Episode IX] is something that needs to honor a story that's been told over a period of 40 years," he insisted. "I don't want to ignore any of it, and I respect all of it. It's something I think the fan base is going to embrace."