Date: 13th March 2015
Disney and Lucasfilm have announced details of the upcoming "Stars Wars" films at its annual shareholders meeting in San Francisco.
Rian Johnson has also been confirmed to write and direct “Star Wars: Episode VIII,” which will hit theaters May 26, 2017.
Gareth Edwards’ upcoming standalone film, starring Felicity Jones, will be called "Rogue One." The movie starts filming in London this summer and opens Dec. 16, 2016.
"Rogue One," based on an idea by Oscar-winning vfx supervisor John Knoll, was written by 'Cinderella' scribe Chris Weitz.
Kathleen Kennedy will produce the standalone film alongside Knoll, Tony To and John Schwartz.
Source: Press Release