Star Wars Episode VIII to be filmed at Pinewood Studios

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 11 November 2014
R2-D2 and C-3PO

R2-D2 and C-3PO

'Star Wars Episode VIII' will be filmed at Pinewood Studios, according to Pinewood CEO Ivan Dunleavy

'Star Wars Episode VIII' will be filmed at Pinewood Studios in the UK.

The news - which comes just a week after filming on 'Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens' wrapped at the studio in Buckinghamshire, South East England - has been confirmed by Pinewood CEO Ivan Dunleavy, who said that the iconic franchise will be returning during a CBI Conference.

He said: "I'm delighted to be able to tell you that a new 'Star Wars' movie is already booked in."

All of the existing 'Star Wars' movies have featured some UK production, including JJ Abrams's much-anticipated 'Episode VII: The Force Awakens'.

Last month, meanwhile, it was confirmed that Warwick Davis is to appear in 'Star Wars Episode VII'.

The 44-year-old actor will star alongside returning actors Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher as well as new faces John Boyega, Daisy Ridley and Oscar Isaac.

Warwick - who also portrayed Wicket in two TV spin-off movies 'The Ewok Adventure' and 'Ewoks: The Battle for Endor' - appeared in prequel 'Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace'.

'Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens' will open in December 2015, while 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' will be released in 2017.

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