Star Wars: Episode VIII Teaser Released, Benicio Del Toro And Laura Dern Join Cast

Star Wars: Episode VIII is officially in production, as celebrated in this first teaser. While this video is all about Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Luke (Mark Hamill) and the joy of the crew, it has also been confirmed that we will see some familiar faces return for the next instalment of the series -- and some new ones.

"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." Disney announced in a statement.

"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."

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    That's not a trailer....that's just the last few seconds of Ep 7 and a crew shot!

      Yep, definitely not a trailer. It's a teaser and a production announcement.

        haha...caught out on a technicality... damn coffee should have been stronger this morning!

      Yep, definitely not a trailer. It's a teaser and a production announcement.

        Sorry, i totally didnt see servin type that same quote but thanks for typing it again!


      That's not a trailer ... it's a space station.

      I'll see myself out.

    Might have to watch the last one that came out.

    Del Toro is freekin cool - did an excellent job in Sicario. I'm looking forward to this already.

    "...we will see some familiar faces return..."

    Jar-Jar Binks? Please say it isn't true!

      Yeap. He'll be back in Episode 8 and digitally added in the home media release of Episode 7, :-P

    Will it be called "the dark side strikes back"
    Same story better graphics new characters.

    You know, the last one was bad enough that I don't even think I want to see the next one.

    meh...the whole formula of this series is just so repetitive...only immature fanboys will put up with it.

    Yup its called " The new order strikes back"

    It's not the New Order. It's the First Order.

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