Some new Star Wars spinoff updates have come out today, along with the release date for Episode VIII. First lets talk spinoff, the spinoff film is called “Rouge One.” The film is the first in of a planned series of films that will show some of the lesser or non “core” characters. Rouge One will star Felicity Jones and will hit theaters on December 16, 2016. The film is written by Chris Weitz and will be directed by Gareth Edwards. John Knoll, Simon Emanuel and Jason McGatlin will be executive producers while Kathleen Kennedy and Tony To are going to produce along side of co-producer John Swartz.
For Episode VIII we learned today that Rian Johnson is set to write and direct and it will be released on May 26, 2017.