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If you’re in the market for all news concerning Star Wars: Episode 8, we’ve got you covered. In today’s edition of Episode 8 Bits:

  • Rian Johnson confirms that Episode 8 will be shot on film.
  • Diasy Ridley kind-of reveals an impending production start date.
  • John Boyega finishes some mysterious “training.”
  • Gwendoline Christie re-confirms the return of Captain Phasma.
  • Anthony Daniels threatens to say a little too much.
  • Carry Fisher‘s dog makes his grand return… to our hearts.
  • And more!

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You may have noticed that Rogue One news stories are becoming common enough that we’ve had to spin them off into their own separate series. Does that mean Star Wars Bits is any less crammed full of cool stuff? Nah. In today’s edition:

  • Star Wars: Episode 8 heads to a familiar location.
  • Two potential Han Solo actors speak out.
  • Harrison Ford will introduce Star Wars Land on television.
  • A clip from the next episode of Star Wars Rebels.
  • An official update on the latest Star Wars trading cards.
  • Star Wars: Battlefront gets new updates.
  • A smorgasbord of great Star Wars art that you can buy right now.

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Welcome back to Star Wars Bits, your regular source of Star Wars news in bit-form! In today’s edition:

  • Don’t expect a new live action Star Wars series anytime soon.
  • Do expect some new Star Wars Rebels footage.
  • Yes, Princess Leia is getting a Rebels action figure.
  • Updates on the Star Wars: Episode 8 rewrites.
  • Rian Johnson offers some appropriate music for Episode 8‘s new release date.
  • New details of Disneyland’s Star Wars Land revealed.
  • An early review of the Star Wars: Rebellion board game.
  • And more!

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future star wars movies

There will come a day when the human race doesn’t care about Star Wars. However, that day is long in the distance. That day is beyond our lifespans. You and me and everyone we know will be dust before the cyborgs and algorithms running the nation of Disney crunch the numbers and realize that the citizens of Future Earth are no longer interested in additional Star Wars movies.

So the news that Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, has revealed plans to make additional Star Wars movies after the 2019 release date of Star Wars: Episode 9 is a real “Well, duh” moment. What, did you think he spent $4 billion of his company’s money to buy Lucasfilm just to call it a day in a few years? Nope. Star Wars is forever. Star Wars will outlive you puny mortals.

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star wars episode 8 release date

We knew there were rumors of a slight delay in the production of Star Wars: Episode 8, but we didn’t see this coming: Rian Johnson‘s sequel has bailed on its original May 26, 2017 release date and will now blast into theaters on December 15, 2017. This is huge news for a number of reasons, but let’s just get the big one out of the way first…

Unless one of them budges, Star Wars: Episode 8 will now directly confront James Cameron‘s Avatar 2 at the box office.

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Welcome back to Star Wars Bits, you source of news for everything Star Wars. Except for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. That thing has its own column. In today’s edition:

  • Star Wars: Episode 8 may see a production delay to accommodate some rewrites.
  • Rian Johnson speaks very highly of VFX wizard Chris Corbould.
  • Episode 8 has one very strange fake production title.
  • Donnie Yen opens up (but just a little) about his character in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
  • More rumors about Darth Vader’s return in Rogue One emerge.
  • Creature designer Neal Scanlan talks about his complex work on Rogue One.
  • The return of Obi-Wan Kenobi… in Mavel’s Star Wars comics.
  • The greatest lightsaber replica you will ever see.
  • One badass AT-AT poster.
  • And more!

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J.J. Abrams returned to the Television Critics Association for a panel on his upcoming Showtime series Roadies with Cameron Crowe and cast. After the panel Abrams stayed  to speak with reporters and was accommodating when questions turned again to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Accommodating in that he did not shut them down, but still answered them in J.J. Abrams style. One reporter asked directly about Rey’s lineage. Find out what Abrams said, after the jump.

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Bel Powley in Star Wars Episode 8

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is already the #1 highest grossing film on the domestic box office charts. And with a release in China this weekend, Disney and Lucasfilm are certainly hoping it has the legs to take the top spot on the international box office charts as well. In the meantime, fans are already eagerly anticipating Star Wars: Episode VIII, to continue the story that began in The Force Awakens. Little is known about the film as of now, but a new rumor has named another potential star for the sequel.

While we previously heard that Beyond the Lights and Jupiter Ascending star Gugu Mbatha-Raw had landed a pivotal role in Episode 8, a new rumor pegs Bel Powley, the breakout star of the Sundance selected Diary of a Teenage Girl, as being in the running for the same role. Read More »

Star Wars: The Force Awakens: jj abrams and lawrence kasdan

Yes, we know that Star Wars: The Force Awakens just opened about a week ago, so it might be a little early to already start talking about Star Wars: Episode 8. But at the same time, this new era of Star Wars was done well enough to get most fans excited to see where director Rian Johnson takes the sci-fi saga next.

If you’re wondering whether or not J.J. Abrams and co-writer Lawrence Kasdan intricately planned how the next two installments should play out, the answer is mostly no. But Kasdan says there were ideas about the ultimate end of this new trilogy. Find out what Kasdan had to say, but beware of The Force Awakens spoilers from here on out! Read More »