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‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ Teases Luke Skywalker Return in New Video, Reveals Cast List

Let the hysteria continue! Disney made a mega announcement about the next installment of Stars Wars, Episode VIII, on Monday, February 15, revealing all of the cast members slated to return to the next movie in the franchise.

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The studio released a video teaser to its social channels that showed a different perspective of that breathtaking final scene from The Force Awakens, which featured the cliffhanger meeting between Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill).

Star Wars: Episode VIII
Star Wars: Episode VIII

“We are thrilled to announce Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern and Kelly Marie Tran will join Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill and director Rian Johnson for Star Wars: Episode VIII, which begins shooting at London’s Pinewood Studio today,” the Facebook announcement read. “May the Force be with you, always.”

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Star Wars: Episode VIII
Star Wars: Episode VIII

Del Toro’s role remains unknown, although many believe the actor will portray a villain. Oscar-nominated actress Dern is also a new addition to the franchise, as well as newcomer Tran.

Star Wars: Episode VIII will hit theaters in December 2017. For those who can’t wait until then, the franchise’s spinoff, Rogue One, will open on December 16, 2016.


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