New casting announcements for Star Wars: Episode VIII revealed, along with a small teaser trailer!

Last week brought news that Star Wars: Episode VIII began filming and today we have been treated to a teaser trailer to celebrate that announcement along with some new casting information.

Joining the cast are Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern and Kelly Marie Tran who have all been confirmed to be in the next installment in the Star Wars franchise. It’s not clear what their roles will be but it will be fun to see some of the theories that fans will inevitably come up with.

Star Wars: Episode VIII will be directed by Rian Johnson, director of Looper and this clip shows he and the crew getting exited to begin shooting the film which looks to pick up where Episode VII left off. With that said, please be warned that if you’ve not yet seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens the teaser below does contain a spoiler from the end of the film.