While we anxious geeks wait with bated breath for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, Disney isn’t sitting on their hands. At a recent investor call, they announced not only announced the first spin-off movie but also when we can expect to see Episode VIII!
The first movie not of the holy saga will be titled Rogue One and it will be directed by Gareth Edwards, written by Chris Weitz. The first big casting news is they’ve snagged Felicity Jones of The Theory of Everything. The release date is scheduled for December 16, 2016.
The other big news is that they’ve nailed down a release date for the as-of-yet titled Episode VIII. The directed by Rian Johnson flick is now going to break theaters on May 16, 2017.
So what do we think geeks? Cool news from a galaxy far, far away? Are we excited to see what Rogue One brings to the table? Sound off in the comments below.