Get ready to meet some new characters in the Star Wars universe—and hopefully all of them will be more welcome additions than Jar Jar Binks.
The next film in the Star Wars saga has finished one part of its journey to our galaxy. Director Rian Johnson announced today on the official Star Wars Facebook and Twitter channels that Star Wars: Episode VIII has wrapped shooting. “Final slate of the final shot,” Johnson wrote of an accompanying short video. “VIII is officially wrapped. Thanks to the best cast and crew in the galaxy, and thanks to the fans for all the love and support through the whole process. Cannot wait to put it together and share it with you all!”
Today at Star Wars Celebration Europe, Alden Ehrenreich was introduced to fans for the first time as Han Solo, the new star of the untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story at the Future Filmmaker panel. The panel featured Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy (producer) and Kiri Hart (senior vice president of Development), who were joined by director Rian Johnson (Star Wars: Episode VIII) and directing duo Chris Miller and Phil Lord (the untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story). Hosted by Lucasfilm Story Group’s Pablo Hidalgo, the filmmakers were joined by surprise guests John Boyega (Finn), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), and Carrie Fisher (General Leia Organa) from Star Wars: Episode VIII.