Via StarWars.com, we have learned the first stand alone Star Wars titled Rogue One starts shooting this summer in London and is due for release on December 16, 2016. The film will be directed by Gareth Edwards and written by Chris Weitz. So far, Felicity Jones has been cast in the film. John Knoll will executive produce along with Simon Emanuel, Jason McGatlin. Kathleen Kennedy and Tony To will produce and John Swartz will co-produce.
We also learned Star Wars: Episode VIII is set for release on May 26, 2017. The film continues the events in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Rian Johnson will write and direct. Johnson directed Looper and several episodes of Breaking Bad.