Star Wars Episode 8 release date confirmed

Find out when Rian Johnson’s Star Wars sequel will be hitting cinemas.

Rian Johnson
Rian Johnson will write and direct Star Wars Episode VIII

In the wake of the recent casting news about Gareth Edwards standalone spinoff movioe Star Wars Rogue One, another date for your diaries has been announced.

We can now confirm that the as-yet untitled Star Wars Episode VIII will be released in cinemas on 26 May 2017 – leaving under a year and half between this and seventh movie The Force Awakens.

Rian Johnson, who is best remembered for directing intelligent sci-fi thriller Looper (as well as indie favourites Brick and The Brothers Bloom), will write and direct the film, in addition to Episode IX. Exciting times to be a Star Wars fan indeed…

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