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.
#Disney has confirmed, Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro have joined “Star Wars: Episode VIII' https://t.co/oSDS7U1AY5 pic.twitter.com/TiBHQv50pQ
— IMDb (@IMDb) February 15, 2016
According to the team, principal photography began in London today.
We can't wait to see Kelly Marie Tran in Star Wars: Episode VIII! #RepresentationMatters pic.twitter.com/kqb20pNHEl
— Geeks Of Color (@GeeksOfColor) February 15, 2016
Actor John Boyega, who plays Finn, also tweeted about the exciting day.
We are thrilled to announce that #StarWars: #EpisodeVIII has begun principal photography at Pinewood Studios! https://t.co/4Lu9A6x1rt
— Star Wars (@starwars) February 15, 2016
First day on Star Wars 8 complete ! We must face them! Fight them!
— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) February 15, 2016
Check out this production teaser: