Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be coming in about 3 months. Right now, Star Wars: Episode VIII is getting things together in pre-production. The first major announcement having been the signing of Benicio del Toro a couple of months ago.
Now, thanks to Collider, we have info that Gugu Mbatha-Raw (known for Beyond the Lights) will be joining the cast for Episode VIII. While, no one knows who she will be playing, we can always speculate! Mbatha-Raw will also be seen later on this year, in the NFL drama Concussion, also starring Will Smith and next year in The Free State Of Jones and a live-action Beauty and the Beast, opening in 2017.
Star Wars: Episode VIII is scheduled to open on May 26th, 2017.