Star Wars Episode 8 Trailer for Production Released with Cast Announcement

We’ve said it over and over again, it’s an incredible time to be a Star Wars fan. With Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens still in theaters, we are already moving forward to Star Wars Episode 8 with the just released production trailer which opens with the all too memorable scene that closed the record braking film last year.

Star Wars Episode 8 Announcement

Star Wars movies are hotter than ever. With the 2015 publicity of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it’s pretty safe to say Star Wars Episode 8 will be just as anticipated. The final scene cliffhanger leads us into the Skywalker family saga which is slated for release December 15, 2017.

The trailer above takes us back to Ireland’s Skellig Michael where Luke Skywalker and Rey meet as she delivers his lightsaber. In a short (don’t blink) 34 seconds we are officially notified that Star Wars Episode 8 has begun.

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Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars Episode Seven the Force Awakens.

A Star Wars site post lists the cast announcement welcoming back:

  • Mark Hamill
  • Daisy Ridley
  • John Boyega
  • Oscar Isaac
  • Adam Driver
  • Gwendoline Christie
  • Lupita Nyong’o
  • Domhnall Gleeson
  • Andy Serkis
  • Carrie Fisher
  • Anthony Daniels

And welcoming to the family:

  • Benicio Del Toro
  • Laura Dernand
  • Kelly Marie Tran

It’s speculated that the absence of Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker may not mean the absence of Chewbacca and R2-D2. So we can hopefully see our favorite fur ball and robotic back on the screen for Star Wars Episode 8.

So begins the anticipation all over again of the next installment of Star Wars Movies (after Rouge One of course). I’m seriously wondering if the publicity will be as intense as it was last year. We can only sit back and watch it unravel. Till then, we’ll be flicking our bobble head storm troopers and waving our smart phone light sabers.


About Christa Thompson

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Christa Thompson is the Founder and Senior Editor of The Fairytale Traveler. Christa has been traveling the world since 2003 when she attended a summer abroad study at the University of Cambridge in England. Since then, her wanderlust has been fierce. Her three passions in life are her son, traveling, and being creative. The Fairytale Traveler brand gives Christa the opportunity to do all of these things and to live intentionally every day. "It's never too late to believe in what you love and to pursue your dreams." -Christa Thompson

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