Star Wars: Episode VIII ( The Force Is Grumpy ) , is being written and directed by Rian Johnson, after JJ Abrams decided not to do more after Episode VII ( which he reportedly later regretted ). Episode VIII will continue the Star Wars Saga immediately from where Star Wars: The Force Awakens left off.
Returning cast members include Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis.
New cast members includes Kelly Marie Tran , Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro, and Academy Award nominee Laura Dern
Star Wars: Episode VIII is being produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman and J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski serves as executive producers .
Anybody else hoping that Rey gets a double sided light saber ( In PINK ) ?
Star Wars: Episode VIII is scheduled for release December 15, 2017.