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Published On: Mon, Jul 11th, 2016

‘Star Wars 8’ wraps production, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniel turn to twitter as Star Wars Celebration 2016 nears

It’s officially a wrap. Luke Skywalker star Mark Hamill shared the news on twitter, as did Anthony Daniels and pic of John Boyega.

Hamill interacted with fans on Twitter and revealed that Star Wars Episode 8’s final day of shooting will be on Friday, July 22, but now says production is complete.

Episode 8 director Rian Johnson will appear at the Future Filmmakers panel at Star Wars Celebration 2016 in London, which takes place from July 15 to July 17, so fans may get a subtitle or a brief tease.

Anthony Daniel had this to say on Twitter.

“Sad yesterday. I wrapped on Ep VIII. Thanks to ALL the team especially David & Joe, Kathy & Ram, Jamie & of course RIAN. I have loved it. XX”

John Boyega Star Wars 8 set photoStar Wars 8 will begin directly where Star Wars: The Force Awakens left off, with Rey (Daisy Ridley) meeting Luke Skywalker on the remote planet of Ahch-To, where he has been hiding in exile at an ancient Jedi temple. There have been rumors that Rey begins her Jedi training under Luke Skywalker’s tutelage in Star Wars 8, with other reports claiming that Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) has captured both Finn (John Boyega) and Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), in an effort to lure Rey out of hiding for another lightsaber duel.

Also back are Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma), Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa) and Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata) also reprising their roles from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This highly-anticipated sequel is set for release on December 15, 2017

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens in theaters on Dec. 16. Star Wars Episode 8 is expected to arrive Dec. 15, 2017. A new standalone Han Solo Star Wars movie is planned for 2018 and Star Wars Episode 9 is slated for 2019. Finally, Disney is shooting for a third Star Wars anthology movie in 2020.

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  1. eric sanders says:

    so they already wrap up for star wars episode 8 coming next december 15 2017 so they need a name for star wars episode 8 here come the real titles like 1.shadow of the sith 2.revenge of the jedi 3.rise of the resistance 4.rey journey 5. kylo revenge 6. resurrection of the dark side 7.shadows of the empire 8.knights of the new republic these are the titles for star wars episode 8 they need more female actors to play hero or villians of the star wars universe this is tne new star wars titles give this to rian johnson thank you

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