Star Wars 8 finishes filming this month, reveals Mark Hamill

Director Rian Johnson has been hard at work on Star Wars: Episode 8 for most of the year, and for his cast and crew the finish line is almost in sight. According to Luke Skywalker himself Mark Hamill, principal production on the highly anticipated 2017 movie will be complete in a little over two weeks.

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Wrapping almost 18 months before the film's cinematic debut gives Johnson plenty of time to finalise the movie, and post-production on a film like Star Wars 8 is sure to be extensive (the special effects shots alone will take a while). Until then, we can ride out the wait with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, due out later this year. 

Directed by Rian Johnson and starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Laura Dern, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Gwendoline Christie, and Benicio del Toro, Star Wars: Episode 8 opens in cinemas on December 15, 2017.

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Amon Warmann

Amon is a contributing editor and columnist for Empire magazine, but is also a Film and TV writer for GamesRadar+, Total Film, and others. He has also written for NME, Composer Mag, and more, along with being a film critic for TalkSport. He is also the co-host of the Fade to Black Podcast, and a video mashup creator. Can also do a pretty good Bane impersonation.