Benicio Del Toro Joins Cast of Star Wars: Episode VIII


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Star Wars: Episode VIII is now filming, and the the Walt Disney Company has announced a few new additions to the cast.

The first is Benicio Del Toro and the second is Laura Dern – both well-respected and established actors. The third is relative newcomer Kelly Marie Tran.

Of course, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis will all return as well.

According to the team, principal photography began in London today.

Actor John Boyega, who plays Finn, also tweeted about the exciting day.

Check out this production teaser: