‘Star Wars Episode VIII’ begins filming

Even as we count the days towards the release of Star Wars:Episode VII- The Force Awakens, we are already receiving word about Star Wars: Episode VIII. Filming began this week for episode eight on Skellig Micheal (an Island near Portmagee which is in Ireland) and some major stars arrived for filming. Daisy Ridley (Rey) was seen arriving for filming via helicopter this week and also Mark Hamill was on set for the week long shoot. This confirms that they will be playing key roles in the next installment but to what degree, we just don’t know.

Daisy Ridley

Here’s Daisy arriving on set

Here’s Mark Hamill in Portmagee which is right next to where they shot parts of episode eight.

Star Wars: Episode VIII

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is due to be released in December.

Dewey Singleton - Film Critic
Dewey Singleton - Film Critic
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