Though it is already known that J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” will be released in December 2015, which is still far, another annoucement has come about the release of Rian Johnson-helmed follow up, “Star Wars: Episode VIII” not next year but on May 26, 2017, almost two years later.
This was announced after a shareholders meeting in San Francisco, where the two companies — which came together in 2012. Other announcements of the outcome of the meeting said that Gareth Edwards'(Godzilla) film, “Rogue One” with Felicity Jones starring in it. While the production is to be kicked off in London this year, it is likely to be released on December 16, 2016. said the statement.
The script for “Rogue One” will be written by “Cinderella” writer Chris Weitz and the story idea came from Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor, John Knoll.
The trailer of Abrams’ “The Force Awakens” was relesed last November on the intergalactic front
and the cast include the original trilogy members, including Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker.
The old guard will be introducing the newcomers Adam Driver, Lupita Nyong’o, Max von Sydow, Andy Serkis, John Boyega and Daisy Ridley before fading away. Written by Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan, the film will hit the screens all over the world on December 18, 2015.