Filming Begins on Star Wars: Episode VIII! With video and tweets!

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Starwars.com put out a press release this morning announcing the start of filming for Star Wars: Episode VIII!  The site confirmed that principal photography began at Pinewood Studios in London on February 15th, 2016.

The press release gives us the names of some returning cast and crew in addition to some newcomers.  The returning cast includes Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis.  Some of the announced newcomers to the cast are Benicio Del Toro, Kelly Marie Tran, and Laura Dern.

At the bottom of the Web page is an awesome short video to go with the announcement.  Make sure to check it out below and also check out the official site for more details.

We’re one step closer!

Star Wars: Episode VIII — now filming.

Update: John Boyega just tweeted that filming for the day is complete!

Tim is a lifelong Star Wars geek. His favorite books are the Timothy Zahn Star Wars novels. If you say you don't like John Williams, JJ Abrams, or Brian Tyler, prepare to be corrected.