‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ Rian Johnson Shuts Down C-3PO

The cast of Star Wars: Episode VIII is off to the UK to begin production this month. Several cast members used their travel time to tease the new adventure on social media.

The exchange between Anthony Daniels and director Rian Johnson maybe the funniest and shows Johnson’s respect for the source material.

Gwendoline Christie also commented on returning as Captain Phasma to People.

“I will be in the next Star Wars movie. I think that’s an exclusive, actually. I was very overexcited. I made no secret of the fact that I really campaigned for the part for a long time. And then I was delighted when J.J. Abrams wanted to have me in the film and then wanted to cast me in this role that had originally been designed for a man,” said Christie.

Episode VIII is written and directed by Rian Johnson. The film stars Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Benicio Del Toro, Gwendoline Christie, John Boyega, Lupita Nyong’o, Peter Mayhew, Andy Serkis, Anthony Daniels, and Jimmy Vee.

Episode VIII will be in theaters on December 15,


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Matthew Sardo
Matthew Sardo
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