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Star Wars 8 To Finish Production Later This Month

Just two months after Star Wars: The Force Awakens opened to critical acclaim and box office records, Rian Johnson began principal photography on the forthcoming Star Wars: Episode VIII. Commencing back in February 2016, the process has spanned several months, taking the cast and crew to a variety of locations around the world (including Croatia, England, and Ireland) as they work on making the next chapter of the Skywalker family saga.

Johnson recently hinted that soon he would be wrapping production, well ahead of the film's December 2017 release date. As is the case with every big budget tentpole these days, there are sure to be reshoots and pickups as the team moves along in post-production. But for now, it would indeed seem that things are coming to a close in the very near future.

Star Wars 8 star Mark Hamill, always one to engage with his fans, was asked on Twitter if there was anything he could reveal about the highly-anticipated sequel. The actor took the opportunity to announce the final date of production (July 22, 2016), rounding his post out with his trademark hashtags:

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