It was earlier revealed that “Star Wars Episode VIII” would be filming in Ireland and following the same, latest pictures from the set reveal the pre-production work on the movie that has already begun.
According to Cosmic Book News, new images from the island of Skellig Michael in Ireland reveal tents and equipment being set up there. The new set of images shows director Rian Johnson along with other crew members preparing for the shoot on the island. The media outlet reported that according to a local who had a word with someone in the crew mentioned that the scene that was shot involved Mark Hamill aka Luke Skywalker.
Since Mark Hamill reportedly shot for a few scenes last year, the setting could be the same in both the films. The media outlet also reported that looking at the equipment and the weapons that were locked away it can be assumed that the set built there would be used as a Jedi monastery. Amongst the equipment, it is being said that there were droids involved, which could very well be used for BB-8, R2-D2 or even both. As far as the weapons are concerned, multiple lightsabers must be in use.
Ace Showbiz reported that the director, along with producer Ram Bergman and head of photography Steve Yedlin, visited the island and spent a considerable amount of time surveying it. It is also being said that when Mark Hamill was shooting for his scenes in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” his family was in the UK. Even this time around the family is in the UK, which means Mark must have shot for some scenes on the island for “Star Wars Episode VIII” too.
However, recently the weather on the island was bad and because of the same reason, the shoot had to be cancelled. It surely would be exciting for fans since they will be treated with so much of “Star Wars” stuff in the coming years starting with this year’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” when it releases in December.
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