As anticipation grows for the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, arriving in theaters this weekend, Star Wars: Episode VIII is firming up its behind-the-scenes team. Rick Heinrichs has officially come aboard the project to serve as production designer. His previous movies include Captain America: The First Avenger and the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

Aside from the June announcement that Rian Johnson will write and direct both Star Wars: Episode VIII and Star Wars: Episode IX, Rick Heinrichs is the only other confirmed crew member announced regarding these follow-ups to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. We reported in August that Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Daisy Ridley will be back for the sequels. That has never been confirmed by Disney or LucasFilm.

Star Wars: Episode VIII is slated to hit theaters sometime in 2017, following Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the Untitled Gareth Edwards Directed Star Wars Spin-Off, arriving on December 16, 2016. It remains to be seen when production will begin on the next Star Wars adventure. A new Star Wars movie is already scheduled to begin shooting at Pinewood studios in England, but the title of that movie has not been confirmed.

RELATED: J.J. Abrams Breaks Down Leia's Role in Star Wars 9 and Its Importance

Rick Heinrichs is best known for collaborating with director Tim Burton, winning an Oscar for his work on Sleepy Hollow. He served as a production designer on Tim Burton's last three films, Dark Shadows, Frankenweenie and next month's Big Eyes. He was also nominated for Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. Other notable credits include Fargo, The Big Lebowski, and Planet of the Apes.