Star Wars Episode 8 Is Officially Done Shooting, See the Final Slate Here

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Star Wars Episode VIII has officially wrapped shooting.

A video posted to the Star Wars Twitter account shows off the final slate of the final shot, though don't expect to glean any story details. "Cannot wait to share it with you all!" the account quoted director Rian Johnson as saying.

Earlier this month, Luke Skywalker actor Mark Hamill said Episode VIII, or whatever it ends up being called, was nearly finished shooting. Now that filming has wrapped, the filmmakers will head to post-production and it's always possible they'll go back for some reshoots if needed.

Last weekend at Star Wars Celebration, Johnson talked about how Episode VIII is the movie where "we start zooming in on the characters and getting to the heart of them, challenging them, and pushing them deeper."

This matches up with what Poe Dameron actor Oscar Isaac said in May.

"In the new film, there's a lot more to do. What happens now is the heroes get tested. All three of them get tested immensely," he explained at the time, adding the film is "dark," but "not really dark."

Stars Daisy Ridley and John Boyega have also spoken about the film's darker tone. "It's a different take--darker, bigger," Boyega told Variety. "Someone will say: 'How do you get bigger than Force Awakens?' But it's crazy."

Following a delay, Episode VIII arrives in theaters on December 15, 2017. It also stars Adam Driver, Laura Dern, Domhnall Gleeson, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis.

Star Wars fans don't have to wait until 2017 to see a new entry in the series, as spinoff movie Rogue One comes out this December. Some new behind-the-scenes footage and a poster were revealed at Star Wars Celebration and can be seen here.

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Glad i don't work at a theater anymore. When these crappy movies come out, it's hell.

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Seems like there is a stronger power than the Force In the Universe.. It's all the salt in this comment section.

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I'm not to excited about it the Force Awakens was big disappointment for me, several of the actors and story was really horrible so not looking for this 1 at all.

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So another insulting piece of shiet is done, hhuurraayyy....

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@dantesergei: jezzz. I felt the force on your comment. Cheer up man. Have a good day.

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The First Order Strikes Back

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Whats the name of the movie damnit im hearing return of the jedi but its just rumors, we need fact..Give me it now damnit

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So there releasing star wars film every year now.

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@skipper847:

Yeah, Disney has it now so let the milking begin. As far as I am concerned, Star Wars died once Lucas sold it.

He should have kept control but stayed on as co-director.

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@skipper847: Old news. They're releasing one every year, as opposed to a new trilogy every 25ish.

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Havent seen empire strikes back for a while so this should be good....

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Cool

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Lets get real, the real starts of the movie are the digital artists. It's true for most movies now days.

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> "In the new film, there's a lot more to do. What happens now is the heroes get tested. All three of them get tested immensely,"

So instead of being the generic hero's journey like normal, this latest one twists things by being 3 hero's journeys at once? *yawn*

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4YBd8xEn58

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How do you get bigger? You build TWO death stars! Two death stars with a giant Star Destroyer between them hurdling through space like a giant....

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@howthegodzkill: Two Death Stars was the original idea for Return of the Jedi. So you have to wait to Episode IX, for that one.

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I just hope that this episode is more original than episode VII was. I really don't want to see a rehash of The Empire Strikes back.

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@gotrekfabian: I mean, we can probably expect to see Luke training Rey like Yoda did with him in Empire.

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@gokartmozart89: More than likely but I think Luke will be setting up the Jedi Academy and recruiting other force sensitives into the fight against tyranny.

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@gotrekfabian: oh.....too late.

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