Star Wars: Episode 8

Gwendoline Christie Says Captain Phasma Will Return in ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’

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by Matt Singer 6 days ago
Lucasfilm
When last we left Captain Phasma in Star Wars: The Force Awakens she (SPOILER ALERT FOR LITERALLY THE BIGGEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME) was captured by Finn, Han Solo, and Chewbacca. She helped them lower the Starkiller Base shields and then, in a nod to the original Star Wars, our heroes teased tossing her down the garbage shoot.

Rumor: ‘Star Wars: Episode 8’ Is Getting a Slight Rewrite in Response to ‘The Force Awakens’ Reactions

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by Britt Hayes January 19, 2016 @ 6:03 PM
Rewrites are common in filmmaking, especially for big blockbuster films, where there are so many moving parts that filmmakers sometimes need to recalibrate to keep things focused — which makes this rumor about Star Wars: Episode VIII hardly surprising. Rumor has it that Rian Johnson’s screenplay may be undergoing a few minor rewrites as a response to the reactions to The Force Awakens, and while that sentence may trigger an eyebrow raise, you should know that this is totally a good thing — if true.

Rumor: ‘Star Wars: Episode 8’ Eyes ‘Diary of a Teenage Girl’ Breakout Star Bel Powley

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by Britt Hayes January 8, 2016 @ 5:18 PM
Sony
Although it was previously rumored that Beyond the Lights breakout star Gugu Mbatha-Raw was in talks to star in Star Wars: Episode 8, it appears as though those talks didn’t quite pan out as another breakout star is now being rumored for the same role: Bel Powley, star of last year’s indie hit The Diary of a Teenage Girl, is reportedly being eyed for the same leading role.

The Future of ‘Star Wars’: What Will Happen After the New Trilogy Ends With ‘Episode IX’?

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by ScreenCrush Staff December 23, 2015 @ 2:51 PM
Lucasfilm
So NOW what?
Star Wars: The Force Awakens just opened in theaters this week, and it might seem like a we’re getting ahead of ourselves to already be talking about the state of the Star Wars franchise four years from now, but four years will be here...

The ‘Star Wars: Episode 8’ Script Is So Good, J.J. Abrams Wishes He Were Directing It

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by Britt Hayes December 22, 2015 @ 8:51 PM
Lucasfilm
J.J. Abrams revved up the engine on the ol’ Star Wars ship, launching the series on a new journey with The Force Awakens, but declining to return for the subsequent sequels. Instead, Rian Johnson (Looper) and Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World) will be steering the franchise from here on out, directing Episodes 8 and 9, respectively. Johnson is in production on Episode 8 right now, and according to The Force Awakens star Daisy Ridley, the script is “very good.” How good? Abrams regrets turning down the chance to direct it.

What to Expect From ‘Star Wars: Episode 8’

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by ScreenCrush Staff December 22, 2015 @ 10:21 AM
Lucasfilm
Now that Star Wars: The Force Awakens is in theaters and breaking every box-office record imaginable, it’s time to start looking ahead. Lucasfilm president Kathy Kennedy announced over the weekend that Star Wars: Episode 8 would begin filming in January with the entire cast (well, almost the entire cast…) set to return. But, what do we know about Star Wars: Episode 8 so far, and what questions from The Force Awakens can we expect to be answered in the next film? Let’s take a look at some things we can expect from Rian Johnson’s Star Wars follow-up.

Daisy Ridley Says the ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ Script Is ‘Very Good’

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by Matt Singer December 17, 2015 @ 3:45 PM
Lucasfilm
The release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens tomorrow (technically tonight if you bought your tickets early! Squee!) means a few things. It means that there is a new (live-action) Star Wars movie in theaters for the first time since 2005. It also means that all the secrets J.J. Abrams and his team have worked so hard to hide from the world will finally be out in the open (so it see it quick if you don't want to be accidentally spoiled, Homer Simpson-style). And it also means that you’ve got about four days before people stop talking about Episode VII and start talking about Episode VIII.

‘Star Wars: Episode 8’ Confirms Two More Returning Characters From ‘The Force Awakens’

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by Britt Hayes December 11, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Lucasfilm
We haven't even had the privilege of seeing Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which will have its world premiere on Monday, December 14 in Hollywood. But that hasn't stopped the press from asking Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and director J.J. Abrams about Rian Johnson's plans for Episode 8 — because we're always onto the next big thing before the current big thing has even had a chance to play out. But if you want some potential Star Wars spoilers, read on.

Lawrence Kasdan Talks ‘Star Wars: Episode 8,’ Learn Which ‘Force Awakens’ Character Will Return

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by Britt Hayes December 4, 2015 @ 6:28 PM
Lucasfilm
Several days ago it was revealed that at least one character from The Force Awakens will return for Star Wars: Episode 8, which is being written and directed by Rian Johnson — though we know pretty much nothing else about the sequel since The Force Awakens hasn’t even hit theaters yet. According to franchise screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan, we should expect something very different from Episode 8, while another major player has been confirmed to return.