Any real Episode VIII information has been few and far between, but now Disney has announced that the next movie is officially in principal photography, along with a full cast list.
— Star Wars (@starwars) February 15, 2016
In a short but sweet trailer, the studio shows off Luke Skywalker, Rey, and one of the final shots from The Force Awakens. The teaser also points to the fact that in Episode VIII will pick up right where VII left off, with the two face-to-face for the first time. In the brief trailer, writer and director Rian Johnson welcome the cast and crew back to the set, to continue the Star Wars saga:
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.