Star Wars Episode 8 Cast, Plot, Title: Director Reveals Setting But Not Its Title

By Mark Jason Alcala | 1 year ago
Star Wars Episode 8 Cast, Plot, Title: Director Reveals Setting But Not Its Title
PHOTOGRAPH: Walt Disney Studios | Star Wars Episode 8

Yes, may be a long way off but details about Star Wars Episode 8 cast and plot details are slowly trickling in. What is known for now is where the upcoming film will be set in the franchise’s timeline but no official Star Wars Episode 8 title has been revealed.

A lot of details about on the upcoming Star Wars Episode 8 cast and plot during the Star Wars Celebration 2016 in London, Apparently, the film will be set right after the previous one, Episode 7.

The official Star Wars Episode 8 title remains elusive, despite the fact that its director Rian Johnson was present in the Future Filmmakers Panel in the event. But still, fans of the franchise did not come home empty-handed; Johnson shared some of the details about its plot.

The Star Wars Episode 8 plot, according to Rian Johnson, will be set right after the where the previous film left off. For audiences, this means that the upcoming film will pick up right Rey’s (Daisy Ridley) encounter with Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), reports Screen Rant. This would be the first that in the Star Wars franchise that there is no time gap between two installments.

Star Wars Episode 8 cast will be comprised of new and old members. Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher represent the original members of the Star Wars trilogy who will join the new film. Hamill will reprise his role as Luke Skywalker while Fisher will still play Princess Leia, roles that catapulted the two actors to stardom back in the 70s.

Joining the Star Wars Episode 8 cast are the new generation members of the franchise. Daisy Ridley portrays Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Adam Driver plays Kylo Ren and Oscar Isaac plays Resistance X-wing pilot Poe Dameron.

Star Wars Episode 8 release date is scheduled next year on December 15, 2017.

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