Today, StarWars.com announced that cameras have begun rolling on the next installment to the saga. Episode VIII will once again focus on Rey as she continues her journeys as a fledgling new Jedi. What makes me stoked is the opening statement that says:
"Rey took her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and will continue her epic journey with Finn, Poe, and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the continuing Star Wars saga, Star Wars: Episode VIII, which began principal photography at Pinewood Studios in London on February 15, 2016."
They include Luke Skywalker as one of the principal new characters in this story! I am into this! While principal photography has truly begun today, there have been reports that the film crew started work awhile back, returning to the Skellig Michel island that "The Force Awakens" concluded on. Additionally, it has officially been confirmed that the talented Benicio Del Toro will join the crew. Laura Dern, who starred in some little dinosaur film awhile back, is also in, which just pumps up the excitement level even more, for me.
Here is the announcement video, which is the very definition of "teaser."