Star Wars Episode VIII Wraps Production This Month, Says Skywalker

By Gerald Lynch on at

The first Star Wars spin off, Rogue One, is sitting just over the horizon, Han Solo has been recast and Disney's Star Wars revival is in full, ahem...force. But it's the numbered, core-series sequels that everyone's most interested in, and Mr Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill has just given us all an update on how Episode VIII is coming along.

According to the freshly-beardy Jedi, shooting is almost complete for Rian Johnson's follow up to J.J. Abrams' The Force Awakens, with production set to wrap on July 22nd.

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In answer to a Star Wars fan's plea for some fresh Episode VIII info, Hamill tweeted:

 

Though there may be just three weeks of filming left to go, that by no means indicates the film is in any way complete. Plenty of post-processing and CGI work will still need to be done, while it's not uncommon for reshoots to take place once a rough-cut edit of a film has been put together.

Set to hit cinemas on December 15th 2017, there's still very little known about Episode VIII at this stage, but we've collected some of the early news in our Episode VIII rumours round up.