With production on Star Wars: Episode VIII now in full swing, MTV News caught up with Daisy Ridley at the Oscars this past Sunday, during which the actress spoke about working with Mark Hamill on the latest instalment of the saga, and seemingly confirmed what was suggested in the production announcement video: that Episode VIII will pick up directly where Star Wars: The Force Awakens left off.
“We have been rehearsing a lot and it’s really amazing,” said Ridley. “hen we went back to Skellig to do the opening of VIII, it was so crazy doing the same scene with a different crew of people. [Hamill is] amazing to rehearse with, and I’m very excited to be doing the rest of the stuff. It’s such a good story, seriously. Luke is so cool in this one. Really!”
Star Wars: Episode VIII is set for release on December 15th 2017 and sees returning cast members Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma) and Andy Serkis (Supreme Leader Snoke) joined by new additions Benicio Del Toro (Guardians of the Galaxy), Laura Dern (Jurassic Park) and Kelly Marie Tran (Ladies Like Us).