Star Wars Episode VIII Officially Begins Filming

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The latest announcement by Disney CEO, Bob Iger brings an air of excitement and anticipation to Star Wars Fans worldwide.   Star Wars: Episode VIII has begin filming.   Recent news from Episode VIII had many of us worried as the filming scheduled to start in January was delayed and the release date was postponed from May 2017 to December 2017.  However the news of cameras rolling means we are one step closer to the continued Star Wars Saga.


Mr. Iger also shared news about Episode IX saying  “production of Episode IX, a 2019 release, has also begun.”


Although the announcement is huge, there is still a long wait and a lot of work that will be going into the Episodes before we can begin to see or hear updates or trailers.  To make the wait a bit more tolerable, we have Rogue One which brings us the story of the Rebel plans to steal the original Death Star blueprints almost complete and ready for theaters December 16, 2016.  Part of the stand alone series, with the 2nd one  based on a young Hans Solo, coming in May of 2018.  Under the direction of Phil Lord and Chris Miller and based on the script by Jon and Lawrence Kasdan, the Young Hans Solo film seems to be on target as well.


The huge number of Star Wars films coming at us nonstop over the next few years along with the new attractions coming to the Disney Parks in California and Orlando are going to satisfy every level of Star Wars Fan needs and wants.   My family and friends can’t wait to read our updates and news on


What are you most excited about?  The upcoming films or the events and attractions at the parks?

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