The first sneak peek from the sets of "Star Wars: Episode VIII" is out and it features a few extended shots from "Episode VII: The Force Awakens". It also shows some new production clips from the yet-to-be-titled next instalment of the "Star Wars" sequel trilogy.
The clip was posted on official Star Wars website and opens with an aerial shot of Skellig Michael - the island where Luke was last seen spending a solitary life at the end of "The Force Awakens."
Afterwards, the clip shows footage from the production where the writer and director of "Episode VIII," Rian Johnson, can be seen filming the movie. The clip also shows a text crawl that mentions "VIII, now in production." The text clearly means that the production of next Star Wars movie is actively progressing.
"Episode VIII," which was originally slated to open in March 2017, has been pushed back to December 2017 due to modifications in the script. "Episode VIII" will release exactly two years after "The Force Awakens."
The description of "Episode VIII," as mentioned on Star Wars website, reads:
"Rey took her first steps into a larger world in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' and will continue her epic journey with Finn, Poe, and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the continuing Star Wars saga, 'Star Wars: Episode VIII,' which began principal photography at Pinewood Studios in London on February 15, 2016.
"'Star Wars: Episode VIII,' which is written and directed by Rian Johnson and continues the storyline 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."
Benicio Del Toro will be also joining the cast of "Episode VIII" along with Laura Dern of "Jurassic Park" fame and Kelly Marie Tran (Untouchable), according to Comic Book Movie.