A date for the end of filming of Star Wars: Episode VIII has been revealed by film star Mark Hamill.
Star Wars actor Mark Hamill, who portrays Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars saga, has revealed in his Twitter account, that Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: Episode VIII is close to wrapping up filming for the movie.
The date is revealed in the following tweet –
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) July 2, 2016
July 22nd falls during San Diego’s Comic Con, so don’t expect the film to have much presence on the first day, or at all for that matter. However, the film will have a presence in the upcoming Star Wars Celebration in London.
Hamill and other film stars will be present in an hour long panel Friday, July 15. A filmmakers panel will be held just two days later on Sunday, July 17. Pablo Hidalgo of Lucasfilm Story Group will host the panel that will feature Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story co-producer Kiri Hart, Star Wars: Episode VIII director Rian Johnson, and the directing duo of Chris Miller and Phil Lord.
Star Wars: Episode VIII continues the story of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, with many cast members returning to reprise their roles. Among them, we find Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Lupita Nyong’o, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis. Academy Award Nominee Laura Dern (Jurassic PArk) and Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro (Sicario) join the cast as new characters.
J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski are executive producers on the project, with Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman also producing.
Current release date for Star Wars: Episode VIII is December 15, 2017. For a full list of dates of upcoming Star Wars movies head to our Star Wars Movie Release Calendar.
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