Star Wars: Episode VIII, which is written and directed by Rian Johnson and continues the storylines introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, welcomes back cast members 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 will include Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro, Academy Award nominee Laura Dern, and talented newcomer Kelly Marie Tran.
Star Wars: Episode VIII, originally scheduled for release on May 26, 2017, will now debut on December 15, 2017.
The move follows the extraordinary success of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which was the first Star Wars movie to premiere in December. In the popular holiday moviegoing corridor, it smashed numerous records, including biggest domestic and global debuts of all time as well as the biggest domestic second and third weekends, en route to becoming the highest grossing domestic release of all time with over $861M and the third biggest global release ever with $1.887B. Written and directed by Rian Johnson, Star Wars: Episode VIII is currently in pre-production and will begin principal photography in London (feb).
With Star Wars: Episode VIII jumping to December, Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will set sail on May 26, 2017, from its previously scheduled July 7, 2017, berth. The blockbuster franchise’s previous installment, the $1B-grossing Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, also debuted in late May.
Glad to see them all returning but is Mrs. Turner coming back???
In Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Johnny Depp returns as Captain Jack Sparrow with Geoffrey Rush back on board as Barbossa, Orlando Bloom resurfacing as Will Turner, and a terrifying new adversary, Captain Salazar, played by Javier Bardem, oh evil!
Sounds like it gonna be a fierce movie sequel fan favorites!! #UltraMovieFan
If I could interview the cast of PoTc - I would ask Johnny Depp - What drew you to the Jack Sparrow character from the beginning?
Orlando Bloom - Does he like playing a nice villain or would he rather be more evil than Davy Jones?
And to the dashing Geoffrey Rush, Would he like to do a prequel movie about when he was Captain Jack's 1st mate on the Black Pearl?
See ya later Movie fans!