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Rian Johnson’s Star Wars Episode VIII has wrapped shooting

23 July 2016 10:59 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Just seven months after we all enjoyed Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Episode VIII has finished shooting. Originally set to be released next May, the movie now won’t reach cinemas until December, though that has more to do with Disney not wanting to completely kill Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 at the box office […]

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Production Has Now (Officially) Wrapped On Rian Johnson's Star Wars: Episode VIII

23 July 2016 8:08 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Last week, we reported that production has wrapped on Star Wars: Episode VIII, but it seems that was a bit premature. Though actors Daisy Ridley and Mark Hamill had filmed their last scenes and the movie actually held its wrap party, obviously there was still a bit left to shoot. Well, now director Rian Johnson has announced (via the Star Wars Twitter page) that he has officially filmed the last scene of the movie, and shared a brief video of the "final slate of the final shot". Final slate of the final shot. VIII is officially wrapped. Cannot wait to share it with you all! -@rianjohnson pic.twitter.com/l4Apk0Ro4i— Star Wars (@starwars) July 22, 2016 The still untitled Episode VIII is not out until late next year, but fans will get to return to the galaxy far, far away soon enough when Rogue One hits in December. »

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"Star Wars: Episode VIII" Wraps Production

22 July 2016 12:04 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Just a week after the Star Wars Celebration event in London, production has officially wrapped on Rian Johnson's highly-anticipated "Star Wars: Episode VIII!".

In a posting on Facebook, Johnson said: "Final slate of the final shot. VIII is officially wrapped. Thanks to the best cast and crew in the galaxy, and thanks to the fans for all the love and support though the whole process. Cannot wait to put it together and share it with you all!"

Continuing the story from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," the film stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Lupita Nyong’o, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis along with new to the series Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern and Kelly Marie Tran.

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

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Star Wars 8 Wraps Production

22 July 2016 9:50 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

That's a warp! Star Wars: Episode VIII is finally done shooting. Though there will be additional pick-up days later in the year, director Rian Johnson announced via Facebook that the eighth chapter in the Skywaker saga is officially in the can. Now, the post-production process starts on this follow-up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Johnson shared a very quick video from set teasing the final slate along with the movie's final shot, which you can see below. Here's what Rian had to say.

"Final slate of the final shot. VIII is officially wrapped. Thanks to the best cast and crew in the galaxy, and thanks to the fans for all the love and support though the whole process. Cannot wait to put it together and share it with you all!"

Star Wars 8 began shooting in February of this year, with a shoot that lasted just a little over six months. »

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Star Wars: Episode VIII Officially Wraps Production

22 July 2016 9:01 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

One by one, the principal cast of Star Wars: Episode VIII have been wrapping up their own contribution to Disney’s galactic sequel in recent weeks and now, director Rian Johnson has confirmed the 2017 sequel is ready to move into post.

Word comes by way of Making Star Wars (via ComingSoon), where Johnson posted a video capturing the moment he slammed that iconic clapperboard for the final time.

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Set to pick up directly where The Force Awakens left off – meaning fans will be jetting off to visit Mark Hamill and Daisy Ridley on Anch-To – Johnson’s statement reads as so: “Final slate of the final shot. VIII is officially wrapped,” director Rian Johnson said. “Thanks to the best cast and crew in the galaxy, and thanks to the fans for all the love and support though the whole process. Cannot wait to put it together »

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Star Wars: Episode VIII officially wraps filming

22 July 2016 8:28 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Despite having a wrap party earlier this month, it seems that filming wasn’t quite finished on Star Wars: Episode VIII… until now. Yes, the next chapter of the main Star Wars saga is now in the can, as revealed by director Rian Johnson on the official Twitter page…

Final slate of the final shot. VIII is officially wrapped. Cannot wait to share it with you all! –@rianjohnson pic.twitter.com/l4Apk0Ro4i

Star Wars (@starwars) July 22, 2016

Star Wars: Episode VIII is set for release on December 15th 2017 and sees returning cast members Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma), Billie Lourd (Lieutenant Connix) and Andy Serkis (Supreme Leader Snoke) joined by new additions Benicio Del Toro »

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Star Wars Celebration: What Other Studios And Festivals Can Learn About Balancing Art And Fan Service

20 July 2016 2:05 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

It’s called Celebration for a reason. Back in April 1999, when “The Phantom Menace” was about to become the first new “Star Wars” film to hit theaters in 16 years, Lucasfilm launched Star Wars Celebration to further stoke the fan fires (and to keep them rejoicing over a relaunched franchise). With over 20,000 attendees, the fan-facing convention was an immediate hit — but the popular event came and went, depending on what was then a very fickle “Star Wars” release schedule.

Today, with the “Star Wars” universe rapidly expanding with all the heat and mass of a black hole, the conventions have become annual affairs that bring fans together to celebrate their shared obsession with George Lucas’ decades-long creation. (Already, Star Wars Celebration Orlando is selling out tickets for 2017.)

What Is Celebration?

For the first time since 2007, the three-day event that is Star Wars Celebration Europe returned to London’s sprawling ExCel Exhibition Centre, »

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Star Wars: J.J. Abrams Keen On Knights Of Ren Spinoff

20 July 2016 9:19 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Coming off the one-two punch of Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness, J.J. Abrams proved instrumental in steering Star Wars: The Force Awakens to box office glory.

Despite heaping praise on the script underpinning the 2017 sequel, Abrams chose not to return for Star Wars: Episode VIII, but remains attached to Disney and Lucasfilm’s retooled franchise in some capacity. In fact, while speaking to Collider during the press rounds for the imminent Star Trek Beyond, the illustrious filmmaker revealed the one Star Wars story that he believes is befitting of a full-blown spinoff.

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That is, the Knights of Ren, Snoke’s go-to band of warriors that operated for decades after the Galactic Civil War. Glimpsed during Rey’s Force dream during last year’s The Force Awakens, there’s an air of Boba Fett’s cult status swirling around the Knights of Ren in that, »

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Rian Johnson had his cast watch these 6 films before shooting Episode VIII

19 July 2016 10:37 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

There's no doubts that The Force Awakens was very reminiscent of the original Star Wars, for better and for worse, and I think it's safe to say that fans are really looking forward to Rian Johnson (Looper) bringing something different to the saga. While great films inspire all filmmakers, Johnson seems to have a very specific vibe he's aiming for with his Episode VIII. He recently revealed a list of six films that he... Read More »

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'Star Wars' Celebration: Alden Ehrenreich Confirmed to Be the New Han Solo and More

18 July 2016 8:30 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

The most anticipated panel at Star Wars Celebration this year brought out the future directors of both Star Wars: Episode VIII (Rian Johnson) and the Han Solo stand-alone movie (Phil Lord and Chris Miller)... and while they didn't bring a ton of announcements, they did bring the new Han Solo, Alden Ehrenreich, as well as some familiar faces like Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), General Leia (Carrie Fisher) and Finn (John Boyega). Here are the five biggest things that happened:   1. Meet the new Han Solo Alden Ehrenreich was officially confirmed to be the new Han Solo. The film is still untitled and the script is still being worked on, with production expected to begin early next year. Amusingly, though they auditioned tons of dudes for Han Solo, Ehrenrech was...

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Star Wars: Episode VIII To Pick Up Directly Where The Force Awakens Left Off, Carrie Fisher Talks Han And Leia

18 July 2016 2:29 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

There was a reason director Rian Johnson set course for Skellig Michael immediatley upon picking up the megaphone on Star Wars: Episode VIII.

That’s because, as was revealed at Star Wars Celebration Europe over the weekend, Johnson’s 2017 sequel will pick up directly where The Force Awakens left off, meaning fans will be checking in on Luke and Rey on Anch-To soon after that iconic crawl zooms across the screen.

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Speaking during a panel at Swce, Rian Johnson touched base on his own experience at the helm of Episode VIII, revealing that it wasn’t long before nostalgia came flooding in.

“It was an incredible experience on many different levels. You come into it with those feelings of deep nostalgia, but then you realize you have to get over that.”

President of Lucasfilm, Kathleen Kennedy, was also present on the panel, heaping praise on »

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Star Wars 8 Director Shares 6 Photos from Episode VIII

18 July 2016 1:33 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Over the weekend, plenty of heavy hitters from the Star Wars universe arrived on the main stage at the ExCel Center outside of London for the epic event known as Star Wars Celebration. One of the more exciting individuals to make an appearance was acclaimed director Rian Johnson, who arrived to talk about the next exciting chapter in the Skywalker saga Star Wars: Episode VIII. He shared several new photos, and we also have video from his panel along with an exciting interview he did afterwards.

Rian Johnson participated in the Future Filmmakers Panel, where Alden Ehrenreich was introduced for the first time as the newer, younger Han Solo. Though, those participating declined to reveal the official title of the Han Solo: A Star Wars Story spinoff. Nor did we get to learn the official Star Wars: Episode VIII title, which may be something Lucasfilm and Disney are still trying to decided on. »

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Rian Johnson Names the Six Classic Films That Inspired the Tone of ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’

18 July 2016 9:55 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

While the film that had the most direct influence on the forthcoming Star Wars: Episode VIII is certainly J.J. Abrams‘ The Force Awakens, director Rian Johnson has shared some key inspiration when it comes to the tone and themes of his upcoming sci-fi sequel. While he previously stated two inspirations for the Star Wars saga’s next installment, that list has expanded, thanks his talk at Star Wars Celebration Europe.

The list includes six titles that Johnson encouraged the story group of Lucasfilm to watch before filming began, a thematic lookbook that features a mixture of beloved classics such as The Bridge on the River Kwai and lesser-known gems such as 1943’s Sahara. However, Twelve O’Clock High still stands as Johnson’s top pick for most influential. The most recent film on this list is from 1960, suggesting Johnson’s cinematic influences are less peer-based than deeply embedded in a more classical style. »

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Han Solo Movie Directors Talk Star Wars Spin-off

18 July 2016 9:50 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Yesterday marked the end of Star Wars Celebration Europe, with the weekend closingoout on a huge surprise surprise. Alden Ehrenreich was introduced to fans for the first time as Han Solo, the new star of the untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story at the Future Filmmaker Panel. The panel featured Lucasfilm's Kathleen Kennedy (Producer) and Kiri Hart (Senior Vice President of Development), who were joined by director Rian Johnson (Star Wars: Episode VIII) and directing duo Chris Miller and Phil Lord (the untitled Han Solo Star Wars story). Hosted by Lucasfilm Story Group's Pablo Hidalgo, the filmmakers were joined by surprise guests John Boyega (Finn), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) and Carrie Fisher (General Leia Organa) from Star Wars: Episode VIII.

Han Solo directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller revealed they just moved to London two days ago to work on the movie, but we don't know any other cast »

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Alden Ehrenreich to play young Han Solo in Star Wars prequel

18 July 2016 9:44 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Alden Ehrenreich to play young Han Solo in Star Wars prequelAlden Ehrenreich to play young Han Solo in Star Wars prequelJason Gorber7/18/2016 11:44:00 Am

In what even co-directors Phillip Lord and Chris Miller referred to as the “worst kept secret in Hollywood”, the Disney certified, official reveal of the actor to play the young Han Solo in the upcoming standalone Star Wars film occurred on the final day of the Star Wars Celebration fan event in London, England.

Dubbed “future filmmakers”, the event saw the directors of The Lego Movie (Lord and Miller) flanked by Episode 8 helmer Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper) as they brought Alden Enrenreich on stage to rapturous applause!

Ehrenreich was discovered by Francis Ford Coppola for 2009’s Tetro and has since made appearances in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine and Park Chan-wook’s Stoker but is most recognized for his last role as the bumbling Hobie »

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Star Wars Celebration 2016: What we learned

18 July 2016 8:45 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

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Back when George Lucas announced that he was selling his company to Disney and entrusting his vision to a new generation of filmmakers, the director who I initially championed to have a crack at a Star Wars film was Rian Johnson. His film Looper proves to be a wonderful example of how to balance sophisticated narrative, swashbuckling adventure and wry, sardonic humour all in one gloriously visual package.

Johnson’s previous films like Brick gained him a cult following among enthusiasts, but perhaps his most watched work are the several "Breaking Bad" episodes he directed to great acclaim, including “Fly”, a memorable, Hitchcockian episode where an errant pest disrupts the protagonists as they cook up their illicit goods. John Boyega described the shoot as “Rian doing an indie movie within a franchise”, and »

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Star Wars: Rogue One and The Lucasfilm Release Model

18 July 2016 8:25 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

What we learned about the next Star Wars movie this weekend.

Star Wars Celebration Europe took place this past weekend and with it came a lot of excitement for the future entries in the franchise, but not a ton of new information. While it sounds like it was a lot of fun for attendees, Lucasfilm stayed away from anything breaking. Which is fine, as it gives us a chance to bask in the glory of one of the better crafted expanded universes without having to digest big news. Their biggest party trick was confirming Alden Ehrenreich as Young Han Solo, something we’ve seen reported for weeks.

On the subject of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the next release from the Star Wars factory, there were a few things to learn. During the panel streamed live on YouTube, the filmmakers showed off a behind-the-scenes reel not unlike the one they showed off for The Force Awakens »

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5 Things You Need To Know From Star Wars Celebration Europe

18 July 2016 7:42 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Star Wars Celebration Europe is now officially over and everyone can start counting down the time until Star Wars Celebration Orlando begins.  Before we get to next year hear are the top 5 most important things to come out of Swce.

1. Star Wars Rogue One is not a traditional Star Wars movie

 It is safe to say with the trailer, sizzle reel, and an interview from the cast is that this movie does not have a happy ending to it.  Expect a lot of casualties in this movie.  A lot more speculation has come about since the panel for Rogue One finished.  The biggest buzz came from Mads Mikkelson who confirmed that he is playing Galen who is Jyn Erso’s father.  He also revealed that his character is a scientist who has created something that was initially to be beautiful and amazing.  So now it starting to make sense that »

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'Star Wars: Episode VIII' Will Be Directly After 'The Force Awakens'

18 July 2016 5:46 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

At this year's Star Wars Celebration in London director Rian Johnson has confirmed at Star Wars Celebration Europe that Star Wars: Episode VIII will start directly after the end of J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Johnson explained:

"For the first time, we're breaking Star Wars tradition and starting our movie right where the last one left off. Skellig Michael is an incredibly mystical place. To be there and have that be the first thing we were shooting was an appropriately surreal way to start everything off."

The cast includes Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony DanielsGwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis. New additions to the cast include Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern, and newcomer Kelly Marie Tran.

Star Wars: Episode VIII is set to hit theaters December 15, 2017 release. »

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Rian Johnson Discusses Continuing The Star Wars Saga In Episode VIII

18 July 2016 4:28 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

With production having recently wrapped on the next installment of the Star Wars saga, Rian Johnson joined the many others at Star Wars Celebration this weekend, and while we didn't get a title reveal for Episode VIII, Johnson did offer some small tidbits about his time filming the movie. Star Wars has been well-known for having a time skip in between installments, usually a year at the very least. Episode VIII, however, will be breaking tradition after the (literal) cliffhanger ending of The Force Awakens. “For the first time, this movie is going to start where the last one left off.” said Johnson.  Johnson admitted that his first day on set was quite surreal, given his immense love for the franchise since he was a child. “It was an incredible experience on many different levels. You come into it with those feelings of deep nostalgia, but then you realize you have to get over that. »

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