Two years ago, a the Star Wars universe introduced a new generation of characters into an already iconic legacy. Picking up 30 years later from where the original trilogy ended, director J.J. Abrams helmed one of the most successful films of all time in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, where the crux of the plot focused on question related to one particular individual: Where is Luke Skywalker? The Force Awakens answered that question at the end of the film where the character Rey, found Luke on a secluded planet and presented him with his father’s lightsaber in the hopes of bringing Luke back into the forefront of the fight between the Resistance and The First Order.
Today, a major announcement has been made regarding where the events of The Force Awakens will go next. Director Rian Johnson will step in to direct Episode VIII of the Star Wars saga and a title has been revealed and confirmed.
Coming into theaters on December 15, 2017 is Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. Johnson helms the screenplay and directorial duties and inherits the cast from The Force Awakens. Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Andy Serkis, Gwendoline Christie, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Benecio Del Toro, Laura Dern, Oscar Isaac, Peter Mayhew, Billie Lourd, Anthony Daniels, the late Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill will star in this highly anticipated blockbuster.