The Usual Suspects star, Benicio Del Toro, is set to join the cast of Star Wars: Episode VIII alongside Laura Dern and newcomer Kelly Marie Tran. The film has already started filming in London on Monday.
Returning for the follow up to The Force Awakens are Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis.
The Force Awakens has already earned $2.02 billion worldwide to date, setting a good foundation for Episode VIII which is billed for a Dec. 15, 2017 release date.
Rian Johnson wrote and will direct the film, which continues from the events of The Force Awakens. Star Wars: Episode VIII is produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski.