50 Most Anticipated Movies of 2017: 'Blade Runner,' 'Star Wars' and More

From superhero blockbusters and high-profile sequels to docs, director passion-projects and some downright weird stuff

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'Star Wars: Episode VIII' (Dec. 15)
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'Star Wars: Episode VIII' (Dec. 15)

Here's what we know so far about this year's Star Wars film: Looper's Rian Johnson is behind the camera for this next chapter, which bodes very well; per Johnson, this won't be a dark Empire Strikes Back-style tragedy but something more "fun"; per The Force Awakens' last scene, Luke Skywalker is back in a big way; Carrie Fisher had finished all of her scenes before her death this past December; Benicio Del Toro will play an unspecified role; and you will almost assuredly be there in line on the first day, waiting to see it while dressed as either Rey, Poe Dameron or a next-gen stormtrooper. DF

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