BySolomon Martinez, writer at

It's official people! Star Wars episode VII has just been confirmed by Disney. Bob Iger, chairman of The Walt Disney Company, announced today that "Star Wars: Episode VIII" will hit theaters on May 26, 2017 -- 40 years after the release of "Star Wars: A New Hope." Additional news also was released today: Star Wars producers have announced the name of the first new stand-alone film, to be directed by Gareth Edwards and starring Felicity Jones.

Rogue One is the title of the first film in a series of big-screen adventures exploring characters from the core Star Wars saga.

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