Star Wars Episode VIII Filming Wraps in Ireland, Fans Meet Rian Johnson

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After Dubrovnik, Croatia in March, it was Malin Head in Ireland that had the pleasure of hosting cast and crew of Star Wars Episode VIII. Filming there went on for 12 days since May 13th. As StarWarsNewsNet reports, the actors and crew were delighted with their temporary Irish home and praised the local hospitality and beautiful sets.

The same source quotes the story of local fans who got an amazing chance to meet the movie director Rian Johnson and engage in a conversation in one of the local pubs. According to them Johnson is very pleasant and down the earth man who cares about us Star Wars fans. Visit StarWarsNewsNet for full story.

Local fans get to hang out with Rian Johnson
Local fans get to hang out with Rian Johnson
Irish fans on location, photo StarWarsNewsNet
Irish fans on location, photo StarWarsNewsNet
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PHOTOS: Wonderful Photos of Millennium Falcon on the Set

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These photos of Millennium Falcon taken on the Pinewood sets are truly amazing. There are a few shots of the interior as well.

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We have no idea how the photographers were able to get them, but we are thankful they did. All photographs are published on Oblivion State forums so make sure to check the rest of them out. Amazing job guys!

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Star Wars was First Released 39 Year Ago Today

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Star Wars Episode IV – A New Hope was released in USA theatres 39 years ago today, 25th of May 1977 to be precise. This date marked the beginning of one of the best stories of the entire history of motion pictures and planted a seed for what was to become the most beloved sci-fi series in the world. We are joining in the celebrations with a few unforgettable photos from the movie, wishing our favourite film a very successful and productive 39 more years!

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Happy Birthday!

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VIDEO: Star Wars With Iconic 80’s Action Music is Stuff of Dreams!

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Star Wars user made musical videos have always been popular. Some are good, some are less so, but some are absolutely phenomenal!

Am I just being an 80’s nostalgia nut when I say the actual Star Wars is missing more of music like this, especially in the battle sequences? Now, if anyone would only make a lightsabre compilation using the music from Van Damme’s Bloodsport… I’d die!

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VIRAL: Woman Trying on Wookie Mask is the Funniest Clip of the Year so Far

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Have you already seen this clip? If not, check it out in its entirety, it is hillarious!

Ms. Candace Payne published this video of her trying on a Chewbacca mask and exploding into laughter which in itself doesn’t sound too interesting, but it is one of strongest going viral videos of the month and when you watch it, it’s clear to see why. Her laughter is absolutely infectious. Go ahead, try not to laugh. I dare you. I double dare you!

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Star Wars Episode VIII Working Title Revealed?

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Star Wars Episode VIII is being filmed and there are plenty of speculations and guesses about the plot and characters, but one of the things sparking some interest is the title of the movie. Apparently, As published by MoviePilot, Star Wars Episode VIII’s leaked title is “Fall of the Resistance”.

If true, this is probably just the working title of the movie, but it could hold some very interesting clues about the plot. However, some claim the working title is Space Bear, and we can confirm the filming which all the media covered as filming of Star Wars Episode VIII in Dubrovnik WAS announced and officially done under the name Space Bear.

There are plenty other titles kicked around the World Wide Web, but we are inclined to believe the end title of the Episode VIII will not be revealed anytime soon.

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VIDEO: Mark Hamill Meeting Fans in Ireland

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What’s the difference between these three photos?

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Yep, out of the three actors Mark Hamill is definitely the one to put up a show and work the crowd. It’s no wonder fans love him. Following clip published by Donegal TV shows Luke Skywalker entertaining Irish fans after settling down and visiting Malin Head in expectation of the start of filming for Star Wars Episode VIII.

Hamill has demonstrated his charming and funny demeanour many time so far and he will definitely be responsible for making new fans among the local crowd. Is he getting paid by the PR department as well? He should be.

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PHOTO: Stars and Fans Have Ascended on Malin Head, Ireland!

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As reported by Daily Mail Star Wars Episode VIII stars have started arriving to Belfast in Northern Ireland to join the crew on the set at Malin Head. Mark Hammill, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver (yes, we have Kylo Ren potentially doing scenes with Luke and Rey!!), and director Rian Johnson have all been seen at the city’s airport and were then taken off towards Ireland and Malin Head sets.

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Do we even need to report Star Wars fans are turning up in numbers on the filming locations as well? Similar to what we’ve seen with Croatian Star Wars fan Club – Star Wars Hrvatska, Irish fans were seen entertaining the locals and visitors alike in full stormtrooper costumes. It is safe to say, the insanity is about to ensue in Ireland!

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JJ McGettigan from the Emerald Garrison, a Star Wars costuming club, photo DailyMail
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VIDEO: Han Solo is too Old in The Force Awakens – a Scientific Approach

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Don’t you just love it when the world of science and science fiction collide? In this very cool video, people from Vocativ are sharing their insights into why they think Han Solo is too old Star Wars The Force Awakens.

After watching the video, do you feel they have a point of is the whole thing just too much of a stretch? Videos about Star Wars or any of its movies are dime a dozen, but still, this type of interesting points brought up through science will always peek my interest.

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PHOTOS: Millennium Falcon Seen on Malin Head Set in Ireland

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It was very exciting waiting for the filming of Star Wars Episode VIII in Dubrovnik and looking at the production crew getting all the locations ready. I can’t imagine how exciting it is for those in Ireland who just realised they are getting a replica of Millennium Falcon built in their neighbourhood.

As reported by BelfastTelegraph the preparations for filming of Episode VIII in Malin Head are still going on, but more and more of the set is taking shape. The most important addition is what seems to be a full size model of the iconic Millennium Falcon on the set as well as a possible star base of some sort.

Falcon can be viewed only from a far, Photo James Whorriskey
Falcon can be viewed only from a far, Photo James Whorriskey
Falcon can be viewed only from a far, Photo James Whorriskey
Falcon can be viewed only from a far, Photo James Whorriskey
How exciting would be to have this in your neighbourhood, Photo James Whorriskey
How exciting would be to have this in your neighbourhood, Photo James Whorriskey
Construction seems to be going full steam, Photo James Whorriskey
Construction seems to be going full steam, Photo James Whorriskey

Naturally, the construction work is creating a lot of buzz and interest from the local fans, but there are reports of plenty of private security members aimed at making it impossible for people to get close to the sets.

Message is clear, Photo James Whorriskey
Message is clear, Photo James Whorriskey
Set materials were hauled in by truck convoys, Photo James Whorriskey
Set materials were hauled in by truck convoys, Photo James Whorriskey
This part of Ireland certainly has plenty of potential to be a part of Star Wars Universe, Photo James Whorriskey
This part of Ireland certainly has plenty of potential to be a part of Star Wars Universe, Photo James Whorriskey
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