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‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ begins filming

06:09 PM May 31, 2019 | Free Press Journal Correspondant

Johannesburg: It’s a good news for ‘Star Wars’ fans as the ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ has begun filming.

Disney recently confirmed that shooting of the next installment in the science fiction franchise is finally underway, reports News24.com.

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The shooting was delayed last month due to scheduling difficulties in the principal photography department.

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John Boyega, who plays rebel stormtrooper Finn in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ took to his Twitter handle and wrote, “Time to bring out my Han Solo figure for everyone on set to sign. Sigh** can’t help it.”

Meanwhile, Disney CEO Bob Iger said in a statement, “There is no better way to propel this franchise into the future than producing quality products. Filming of ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII,’ the next chapter of the legendary saga, has just commenced and it will be in theatres December 2017. And production of Episode IX, a 2019 release, has also begun.”

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