Ngo Thanh Van to star in Star Wars

Ngo Thanh Van to star in Star Wars

Ngo Thanh Van to star in Star Wars

Star Wars: The Last Jedi writer-director Rian Johnson, along with his long-time collaborator, Ram Bergman, has been offered a "blank canvas", and has been appointed to write and direct the first instalment of the new series.

Yes, there's some broad stuff with Rey learning about the Force from Luke, Kylo Ren moving further to the Dark Side, Finn on a secret mission with newcomer Rose, and more Resistance stuff with Poe and Leia, but the plot synopsis has been kept firmly under wraps, and because its Star Wars, they can afford to do it.

Up until now, that strategy has worked like a charm, and so long as Lucasfilm keeps the valve sealed - barring the odd TV spot and action pic - we imagine the Star Wars community will be left guessing right up until December 15th.

Over the weekend, the actor tweeted that there were only 33 days left until the "Episode VIII" premiere date, alongside an image of a Porg (the delightful and divisive new furry creatures making their debut in "Last Jedi") edited into the Edvard Munch painting "The Scream".

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Also announced for this year's "Galactic Nights" will be an "Inside Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge" panel discussion with members of the Walt Disney Imagineering and Lucasfilm team.

Disney announced some exciting new additions to the highly anticipated special event today.

The panel will give guests and inside look at the making of the new Star Wars-themed lands now being built at Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disneyland Park.

Guests of all ages are encouraged to dress up in "Star Wars"-themed costumes, but guidelines for what is allowed to be worn can be located here". Tickets can be purchased here or by calling 407-W-DISNEY (407 934-7639).

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