First Star Wars Spinoff Gets A Title; Episode VIII Release Date Announced

Huge news today from The Walt Disney Shareholders meeting as we now have a title for the first Star Wars spinoff film, as well as a release date for Star Wars Episode VIII.  Bob Iger at Disney has announced that the first Star Wars spinoff film will be titled Star Wars: Rogue One and will be directed by Gareth Edwards and written by Chris Weitz.  Academy Award nominee Felecity jones will star in the film.  Star Wars: Rogue One will start shooting this summer in London and hit theaters on December 16, 2016.  Iger also confirmed that director Rian Johnson will write and direct Star Wars Episode VIII with a release date of May 26, 2017.  40 years and a day since the release of the original film, Star Wars: A New hope in 1977.