Star Wars Episode VIII has a release date. Disney and LucasFilms were speaking to investors at a meeting in San Francisco and confirmed the next movie in the epic space saga (after The Force Awakens) will hit theaters on May 26th, 2017. That is so far, far away.
Rogue One is is one of two standalone films that Disney is working on for the Star Wars universe. Will the movies tie into Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens? The speculation I read says the films may travel back in the timeline to focus on the early lives of Princess Leia and Han Solo.
The Force Awakens will be in theatres this December. That movie picks up 30 years after where Return of the Jedi left off. Original cast members, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford will return to reprise their iconic roles. We’ll also see new characters from actors John Boyega and Adam Driver. Adam Driver? Adam from Girls? Neat.