Followers and first-timers are going nuts over the first set video of Star Wars: Episode VIII released recently.
No one can blame them; Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens more than satisfied notoriously purist fans of the sci-fi movie franchise. Behind the box-office records is basically a piece of pop culture that transcends generations and amazes the pickiest of moviegoers.
That is why every news and update about the upcoming Star Wars installment is easily a must-read/see, like this 34-second treat.
The very short clip—uploaded to YouTube only yesterday and already has over 4.4 million views as of this writing—is proof of the growing anticipation for the film.Aside from the production announcement, a press release from Lucasfilm also revealed three new cast members: Benicio Del Toro (The Usual Suspects, Guardians of the Galaxy), Laura Dern (Rambling Rose, Jurassic Park), and newcomer Kelly Marie Tran (CollegeHumor).
Meanwhile, Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), 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 (Capt. Phasma), and Andy Serkis (Supreme Leader Snoke) were all confirmed to be returning for Episode VIII, which is being written and directed by Rian Johnson.