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Official Info Episode VIII Production Announcement Video

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Sequel Trilogy (Released Films)' started by Diego Lucas, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. Diego Lucas

    Diego Lucas Jedi Knight star 3

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  2. soul8luos

    soul8luos Jedi Master star 4

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    http://www.starwars.com/news/star-wars-episode-viii-now-filming

    STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII NOW FILMING

    CAMERAS ROLL AND THE CAST IS CONFIRMED FOR THE NEXT CHAPTER OF THESTAR WARS SAGA.

    Rey took her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and will continue her epic journey with Finn, Poe, and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the continuing Star Wars saga, Star Wars: Episode VIII, which began principal photography at Pinewood Studios in London on February 15, 2016.
    Star Wars: Episode VIII, which is written and directed by Rian Johnson and continues the storylines introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, welcomes back cast members Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis. New cast members will include Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro, Academy Award nominee Laura Dern, and talented newcomer Kelly Marie Tran.
    Star Wars: Episode VIII is produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski. Joining the production crew will be some of the industry’s top talent, including Steve Yedlin (Director of Photography), Bob Ducsay (Editor), Rick Heinrichs (Production Designer), Peter Swords King (Hair and Make-Up Designer), and Mary Vernieu (US Casting Director). They will be joining returning crew members Pippa Anderson (Co-Producer, VP Post Production), Neal Scanlan (Creature & Droid FX Creative Supervisor), Michael Kaplan (Costume Designer), Jamie Wilkinson (Prop Master), Chris Corbould (SFX Supervisor), Rob Inch (Stunt Coordinator), Ben Morris (VFX Supervisor), and Nina Gold (UK Casting Director).
    Star Wars: Episode VIII is scheduled for release December 15, 2017.

     
  3. Diego Lucas

    Diego Lucas Jedi Knight star 3

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    STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII NOW FILMING

    CAMERAS ROLL AND THE CAST IS CONFIRMED FOR THE NEXT CHAPTER OF THESTAR WARS SAGA.

    Rey took her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and will continue her epic journey with Finn, Poe, and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the continuing Star Wars saga, Star Wars: Episode VIII, which began principal photography at Pinewood Studios in London on February 15, 2016.
    Star Wars: Episode VIII, which is written and directed by Rian Johnson and continues the storylines introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, welcomes back cast members Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis. New cast members will include Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro, Academy Award nominee Laura Dern, and talented newcomer Kelly Marie Tran.
    Star Wars: Episode VIII is produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski. Joining the production crew will be some of the industry’s top talent, including Steve Yedlin (Director of Photography), Bob Ducsay (Editor), Rick Heinrichs (Production Designer), Peter Swords King (Hair and Make-Up Designer), and Mary Vernieu (US Casting Director). They will be joining returning crew members Pippa Anderson (Co-Producer, VP Post Production), Neal Scanlan (Creature & Droid FX Creative Supervisor), Michael Kaplan (Costume Designer), Jamie Wilkinson (Prop Master), Chris Corbould (SFX Supervisor), Rob Inch (Stunt Coordinator), Ben Morris (VFX Supervisor), and Nina Gold (UK Casting Director).
    Star Wars: Episode VIII is scheduled for release December 15, 2017.
     
  4. MYMUTHAZ

    MYMUTHAZ Jedi Master star 4

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    whoa that video!
     
  5. Kuestmaster

    Kuestmaster Jedi Knight star 2

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    Awesome. That pretty much confirms that they are going to continue from where they left off. Can't wait.

    Just seeing Luke and Rey again and imagining what lies ahead... The chills.
     
  6. nightangel

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  7. Kuestmaster

    Kuestmaster Jedi Knight star 2

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    It's not a blue screen, so no, it isn't him.
     
  8. PrincessKenobi

    PrincessKenobi New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Well if anything this video goes to prove that we will probably have no time lapse between the two movies.
     
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  9. Dame sans merci

    Dame sans merci Jedi Master star 4

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    Well, that scene doesn't have to be the start of the film. Especially given Rian's habit of not playing it linear.
     
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  10. BladenSoul3003

    BladenSoul3003 Jedi Knight star 2

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  11. Jakku

    Jakku Jedi Knight star 2

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    The feel of that short clip was more LOTR than trad SW. Intriguing.
     
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  12. jedijax

    jedijax Force Ghost star 6

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    That was pretty awesome!!! Looks like there's a chance they may have more of a production blog this time around. That would be pretty kick @$$ !!!
     
  13. interxavier01

    interxavier01 Jedi Knight star 1

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    I called it a month back. Episode VII and VIII are two parts of one movie. The time lapse may happen between VIII and IX.
     
  14. CEB

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    Eh? How has that rumour proved true? A common sense look at the surviving cast after episode VII would tell you Poe is likely to have a bigger role in the next film
     
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  15. IrisBest

    IrisBest Jedi Master star 4

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    I still... doubt that there won't be a time lapse. If anything there will be flashbacks of some kind to Rey and Luke's first meeting (if these scenes even make it into the film out of the cutting room). Or there'll be a time jump immediately after seeing them meet. But I think the former is more likely because you need time to have passed to actually set up the plot so that they can actually write something substantial for the crawl? And you need time to pass not just letting characters heal from injuries but also time for the FO to put their next evil plan in motion.
     
  16. melkorthemorgoth

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    Think about how absolutely awful that is from a viewer standpoint though -- "Oh, remember all those adventures we had? Let's just talk about them/interrupt the 'present' story to see them."

    I think the movie will be a direct continuation of TFA, with the possibility that there'll be some sort of "time jump" part way through the movie.
     
  17. Chris_Fives

    Chris_Fives Jedi Knight star 3

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    So there will be no time gap between episodes? Interesting...
     
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  18. Dame sans merci

    Dame sans merci Jedi Master star 4

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    The only issue there is that we ended TFA with both Kylo and Finn injured and out of commission. Which is a bit problematic in terms of moving the story on.
     
  19. IrisBest

    IrisBest Jedi Master star 4

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    Not necessarily? Rey could be meditating or something and she briefly recalls their first meeting or something. That could happen very early in the film not interrupting any present events.
    And you're still left with the problem of the crawl literally being just a recap of TFA if they don't do a time jump...
     
  20. PrincessKenobi

    PrincessKenobi New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Well I did say probably :p Nothing is set in stone.
     
  21. Bazinga'd

    Bazinga'd Dark Lord of the WNU, CT, and Saga Forums star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Laura Dern = Mara Jade (or other name for Luke's wife)?
     
  22. BladenSoul3003

    BladenSoul3003 Jedi Knight star 2

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    There were two rumours: One, that they gave Poe more screen time; and, two, that Boyega had chemistry test with a new young female actress.
     
  23. CEB

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    Until we see the film and can compare it to an early version of the script, we don't know whether Poe's role was beefed up.

    The casting of a young woman does not confirm a rumour of a chemistry test, nor does a chemistry test necessarily imply romance; it could be looking for any sort of dynamic.
     
  24. melkorthemorgoth

    melkorthemorgoth Jedi Youngling

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    There's an entire galaxy outside the direct events of TFA/that don't deal with the attack on Starkiller Base -- we don't even really know how much time passed in-between the battle and Rey's departure for Ahch-To.

    I could be wrong, but I'm willing to bet the crawl is all about the destruction of the Republic's capital and the political turmoil in the aftermath. Someone on Reddit posted a theory that the beginning of VIII will be from Luke's perspective, which might be an interesting way to frame the end of TFA.
     
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  25. gizka

    gizka Jedi Knight star 1

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    How long did they stare at each other? Wasn't it overcast and cloudy when she came up to him at the end of TFA? The above clip looks quite sunny...