We loved Star Wars: The Force Awakens here at Nerd & Tie, and are all pretty hyped up about any news regarding its as-of-yet-untitled follow up. Well, more news is finally coming in, as earlier today Lucasfilm announced the cast for the upcoming Episode VIII:
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.
They also put out the briefest of teasers for the film as well. Here’s hoping we can actually get a title soon though, so I can start referring to it by something more specific.
Star Wars Episode VIII comes out December 15, 2017.