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‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ Officially Wraps Production With a Short Video

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by Britt Hayes 2 days ago
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Filming on Star Wars: Episode VIII has been nearing an end for the past few weeks, as we’ve seen via set photos from director Rian Johnson and Daisy Ridley. As of today, Johnson has officially wrapped production on the upcoming sequel, sharing a very brief video featuring the final slate from the final shot in the film along with a special message of thanks to his cast and crew.

Our Full ‘Episode VIII' and ‘Han Solo’ Report from the Future Filmmakers Panel at Star Wars Celebration

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by Erin Whitney 8 days ago
It's been an eventful weekend full of Star Wars news and reveals, but Lucasfilm has saved the biggest surprises for last. Sunday's Future Filmmakers panel closes out the three day-long Star Wars Celebration Europe with big announcements for Episode 8 and the Han Solo spinoff. While the panel won't be live streamed as the Rogue One panel was on Friday, ScreenCrush's Erin Whitney is in London to bring you all the latest updates straight from Celebration.

Everything We Can’t Wait to See at Star Wars Celebration Europe

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by Erin Whitney July 13, 2016 @ 10:16 AM
Sorry Comic-Con, but it’s all about Star Wars Celebration this year. The biggest event in the galaxy far, far away is only days away and ScreenCrush will be there to bring you all the latest news and updates from the three-day event.

‘Star Wars‘ Celebration to Host ‘Future Filmmakers’ Panel With Rian Johnson, Kathleen Kennedy and More

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by Britt Hayes June 29, 2016 @ 4:29 PM
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Star Wars Celebration is heading to Europe this year, but if you’re a particularly huge fan of the franchise with enough money to spare for a geeky vacation, then it might just be worth the trek to London next month. The latest addition to the festival lineup is a special “Future Filmmakers” panel featuring Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, Episode VIII director Rian Johnson and more — and yes, there will be some surprises.

Rian Johnson Shares a New ‘Star Wars: Episode 8’ Set Photo Featuring a Familiar Cloak

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by Britt Hayes June 9, 2016 @ 1:16 PM
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Rian Johnson has shared a few photos from the set of Star Wars: Episode VIII — nothing too revealing, of course, but as the director nears the end of production on the upcoming sequel, his latest photo offers something a little more intriguing. It’s not particularly revelatory, but the image does feature an article of clothing that looks mighty familiar.

John Boyega Says ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ Is Darker, Has Bad News For Finn and Rey ’Shippers

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by Britt Hayes May 16, 2016 @ 7:54 PM
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The Force Awakens was a pretty epic return to the world of Star Wars, and it’ll be interesting to see how Rian Johnson follows it up with Episode VIII. We’ve seen a few set photos (though nothing particularly revealing), but with the sequel not hitting theaters until December 2017, it’s going to be quite a while before we see anything substantial. While John Boyega isn’t at liberty to say too much about Episode VIII, he does offer a couple of pieces of info that should help you manage your expectations.

Rumor: ‘Star Wars: Episode 8’ Features a Tom Hardy Cameo

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by Britt Hayes May 10, 2016 @ 6:36 PM
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Could Tom Hardy be following in the Stormtrooper footsteps of Daniel Craig? According to the latest rumor regarding Star Wars: Episode VIII, it would appear that the simple answer is yes. And while it’s easy to believe this report based on similarly fun cameos in The Force Awakens, now would be a good time to remind you of the 40 (yes, 40) rumors about that film that turned out to be totally wrong. As always, approach this report with a bit of skepticism, but it may very well be true.

‘Star Wars: Episode 8’ Director Rian Johnson Shares New Photos From the Set

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by Britt Hayes April 29, 2016 @ 5:25 PM
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Okay, before you get too excited, you should know that while these are most definitely new photos from the set of Star Wars: Episode 8, they don’t reveal anything mind-blowing. They’re just a couple of great photos shared by Rian Johnson, featuring a familiar piece of aircraft, a console and a mysterious First Order operative. The director released the photos to celebrate the halfway point in production, which means we’re that much closer to learning more about the upcoming sequel.