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Star Wars: Episode VIII is finished filming

Just 511 days left until you can see it

Filming on Star Wars: Episode VII has wrapped, director Rian Johnson announced on Twitter. The Star Wars account tweeted out a message from Johnson to fans, including a clip of the film slate's final clap.

"Final slate of the final shot," the director wrote. "VIII is officially wrapped. Cannot wait to share it with you all!"

Star Wars: Episode VIII remains shrouded in mystery, although heroes Rey, Finn and Poe Dameron will return. Luke Skywalker and Captain Phasma are also expected to appear with expanded roles in the sequel to last year's The Force Awakens, and Laura Dern will also join the cast as a new character.

The film entered production earlier this spring, with Johnson sharing photos from the set throughout the shoot. The film will premiere in theaters on Dec. 15, 2017, following a delay. Before that, however, Star Wars fans can check out Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the first installment in the film franchise's new anthology spinoff series. Rogue One is out Dec. 18, 2016.

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