According to Disney CEO Bob Iger, Star Wars Episode VIII has officially begun principal photography. Rian Johnson has written the script for Episode VIII and will also be directing.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens has made $2 billion in global box office sales, plus over $3 billion in consumer products. Aside from Episode VIII, fans will get Rogue One, a standalone Star Wars film which takes place after the events of Return of the Jedi, December 16, 2016. Iger, has also stated that a Han Solo origin story is set for release in May of 2018.