Hold on to your hover bikes, Star Wars fans: The new Star Wars movie is officially in progress, and it has Benicio del Toro in it.
According to the official Star Wars site, the filming of Star Wars: Episode VIII began on Monday. Besides del Toro, the cast includes two other new names: Oscar nominee Laura Dern and Kelly Marie Tran, best known for a few little-known indie movies, including The Rising Cost of Cosmetics and Untouchable.
The 30-second announcement trailer (below) reprises the climactic scene of The Force Awakens, in which Rey finally finds Luke on the planet Ahch-To — a.k.a. Skellig Michael off the southern coast of Ireland. Luke looks at Rey, and Rey hands Luke his father’s old lightsaber, exactly as seen at the end of the previous movie.