'Star Wars 8' Release Date, News & Update: Film Director Shares Details; Delves Into Darker Storyline?

By Faye Jimenea , Updated Jul 19, 2016 03:43 AM EDT

The excitement that "Star Wars" can gather is amongst one of the highest in the film industry and there is no question about that since "Star Wars" somewhat changed the movie world. Recently, a new "Star Wars" film came out, it was the seventh instalment of cult favourite and of course it became an instant hit just like its predecessors. 

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" came out with a bang, both new actors playing new characters as well as the old "Star Wars" characters got together in the movie and almost immediately in its release it became a blockbuster hit. Now, there are more "Star Wars" film coming, one this year and "Star Wars 8" coming next year.

There has also been news that another detail of the highly awaited next instalment of "Star Wars," "Star Wars 8." have been circulating around the web. During an interview, "Star Wars 8" director, Rian Johnson revealed that "Star Wars 8" will be the first "Star Wars" film that will dive deep into the characters. 

"We start zooming in on the characters and getting to the heart of them, challenging them, and pushing them deeper," Rian Johnson explained. "Star Wars 8" director also talked about his experience filming the movie. 

"It was an incredible experience on many different levels," Johnson, as reported by Entertainment Weekly. "You come into it with nostalgic feelings, but your job is to get beyond that very quickly. The ultimate responsibility is to sit in front of Mark [Hamill], sit in front of Luke Skywalker ... and then get to know Mark as an actor and start working on a script and get back to the work of filmmaking," he said.

"Star Wars 8" will also pick up from where the last film ended as well as taking a darker route. "Star Wars 8" will be released 2018.

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