• Thomas Loftin

Episode VIII: The CONFIRMED facts

As 2017 kicks off we just wanted to take a moment and point out the official confirmations that have been made so far for the production of Episode VIII. Be warned, this article may contain SPOILERS. Continue reading at your own risk!

Release Date: December 15, 2017

Director: Rian Johnson

Composer: John Williams


  • Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker

  • Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa

  • Adam Driver as Kylo Ren

  • Daisy Ridley as Rey

  • John Boyega as Finn

  • Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron

  • Lupita Nyong'o as Maz Kanata

  • Domhnall Gleeson as General Hux

  • Anthony Daniels as C-3PO

  • Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma

  • Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke

  • Peter Mayhew and Joonas Suotamo, both returning as Chewbacca

  • Mike Quinn as Nien Nunb

  • Timothy M. Rose as Admiral Ackbar

  • Billie Lourd as Lieutenant Connix

  • Simon Pegg as Unkar Plutt

  • Jimmy Vee as R2-D2

  • Tom Hardy (Cameo)

  • Gary Barlow (Cameo)

  • Gareth Edwards (Cameo)

  • Benicio del Toro as Unknown

  • Laura Dern as Unknown

  • Kelly Marie Tran as Unknown

  • Warwick Davis as Unknown

  • Noah Segan as Unknown

Principal photography of the film is complete and the post production stage is underway. It has been confirmed by the director, Rian Johnson that Episode VIII will begin immediately where The Force Awakens left off with Rey reaching out to Luke. AND YES, there will be an opening crawl as was confirmed by Lucasfilm President, Kathleen Kennedy. Sadly this will be the last film for Carrie Fisher in the role of Leia Organa, due to her recent death. She was believed to be a major character in Episode VIII, so the future of that character in unknown as this time. However, no official confirmation of how this will effect or alter Episode VIII has been given thus far.

So there you have it. That is all the CONFIRMED news that exists at this point. There is a lot of speculation and theory of the story, but nothing official has been released. Check back with HonorTheForce.com throughout 2017 as the release date draws closer.

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