After the major blockbuster success of the most recent Star Wars movie, Disney is already in production of Star Wars Episode VIII. 

According to Disney CEO Bob Iger, the film has already begun filming under the director of Rian Johnson. 

Its prequel The Force Awakens made over $2 billion at the box office and over $3 million in consumer products.


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“There is no better way to propel this franchise into the future than producing quality products,” Iger said. “Filming of Star Wars: Episode VIII, the next chapter of the legendary saga, has just commenced and it will be in theaters December 2017. And production of Episode IX, a 2019 release, has also begun.”

The CEO also talked about the upcoming American epic space opera film, Rogue One directed by Gareth Edwards and written by Gary Whitta and Chris Weitz.

“Filming of Rogue One is virtually completed and we absolutely love what we’ve seen so far,” he said. “This is the first of a set of planned stand-alone stories and we’re already in preproduction on our next one, for release in May of 2018.”

Iger also mentioned that Disney will be adding Star Wars to their park attractions in Anaheim, Calif., and Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla.

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