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“Star Wars: Episode VIII” will be written and directed by Rian Johnson and will be released on May 26, 2017 while Gareth Edwards‘ standalone film set in the “Star Wars” universe will be titled “Star Wars: Rogue One” and will be released on December 16, 2016, Disney announced during a call with investors on Thursday.

Felicity Jones stars in “Rogue One,” which is described as the first film in a unique series of big-screen adventures that explores the characters and events beyond the core “Star Wars” saga.

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