SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — “Star Wars: Episode VIII” will blast into theaters on May 26, 2017, Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced at a shareholder meeting Thursday.
Rian Johnson, known for the innovative time travel film “Looper,” is confirmed to write and direct. “Episode VIII” will take place after the events of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which opens Dec. 18.READ MORE: New York City Councilmember 'Baffled' By Mayor's Hesitance To Mandate Masks As Delta Variant Spreads
Iger also announced that the first in a series of big-screen “Star Wars” stand-alone films is titled “Rogue One.” Gareth Edwards (“Godzilla”) will direct off of a script from Chris Weitz (“About a Boy”).READ MORE: Yankees Ace Gerrit Cole Tests Positive For COVID-19, Will Not Make Scheduled Start Tuesday
Felicity Jones, who earned an Oscar nomination for her performance in “The Theory of Everything,” is set to star in “Rogue One,” which will shoot in London this summer for Dec. 16, 2016, release.Exclusive: Cellphone Video Shows NYPD Sergeant Throw Man To Ground During Violent Arrest On Lower East Side
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