Rey, Finn and Luke Skywalker are among those back on the set as filming is underway for "Star Wars: Episode 8."  According to, principal photography began today at London's Pinewood Studios.  The film is being directed by Rian Johnson and continues the storylines that were introduced in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." 

Among the castmembers returning are Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley and John Boyega.  New cast members coming aboard for Episode 8 are Benicio Del Toro and Laura Dern.  The scheduled release date is December 15th, 2017.