`Star Wars: Episode VIII` begins filming

Johannesburg, Feb. 13(ANI): It’s a good news for ‘Star Wars’ fans as the ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ has begun filming.

Disney recently confirmed that shooting of the next installment in the science fiction franchise is finally underway, reports News24.com.

The shooting was delayed last month due to scheduling difficulties in the principal photography department.

John Boyega, who plays rebel stormtrooper Finn in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ took to his Twitter handle and wrote, “Time to bring out my Han Solo figure for everyone on set to sign. Sigh** can’t help it.”

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

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