Today we’re going to explore all of the photographic bits and pieces of the next full Star Wars film (not Rogue One, but Star Wars 8), thus far revealed. Most of these photos come from intrepid filming-site visitors, but some come from the actors or crew members participating in the film. While Star Wars 8 – or Star Wars VIII, if you prefer – is still over a year away, the time has come to begin diving in on hypothesis and imagery full-tilt boogie. ALSO NOTE: You may find SPOILERS below, but nothing too crazy quite yet.
Above (modified) from Marian O’Flaherty we’ve got this image of what’s very likely Luke Skywalker’s refuge on the planet Ahch-To. There we’ll spend a little time understanding why Luke has been there so long and what the team of heroes’ next move will be.
The Millennium Falcon you see here comes from Daily Mail, looking much like it did landed below craggy steps at the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
This X-Wing in black and white comes from Rian Johnson’s Tumblr, showing how we’re working with the same models (obviously) as we saw in The Force Awakens.
There’s another image here in black and white – also from Johnson – showing a First Order Gunner of some sort. We would not be surprised to see this character look much like the Death Star Gunners in A New Hope.
One character you can certainly count on coming back – other than Rey and Luke – is Maz. This ancient guide will continue to Yoda her way through the series in Star Wars 8 without a doubt.
The image you see above also comes from Johnson’s Tumblr.
The City you’re seeing here comes from photos captured by the folks at CityOS and shared by MakingStarWars. They describe a location set in real-world Dubrovnik, and live on top of the actual city, modified to fit the Star Wars universe theme.
Same goes for the video. Notice how craftily the contents of these stores have been hidden – all it takes is one well-iced set of windows.
Some images also come from Split.com.hr – same for the video above.
Above you’ll see several of what appear to be local guards from JustDubrovnik. Below you’ll find several characters we would not feel would be out of place at the space opera attended by Anakin and Palpatine back in Episode III.
Here we’re well into the future and they’re still around – operas clearly remain popular in this universe.
From Izuzetno comes this slideshow video depicting several elements at Duprovnik up close and personal – closer than we’ve seen anyone else get.
Another batch of photos from MSW shows some extra-freaky aliens in high-class attire. As if they’re also attending the opera.
Or a casino.
Or a funeral procession.
There’s clearly an attack that’s gone on here at some point. Our heroes are going to need to escape the scene. To do so, it would seem as though they’ll be riding an Eopie. Or a Tauntaun with four legs. Or something extra-strange we’ve not yet witnessed.
This horse-like creature seems to be holding both Finn and Rey (or their doubles) both at once. Will Rey meet up with Finn again not-too-long into the next film? We would not be shocked in the slightest.
The image above comes from WENN.com – but the original article seems to have either been removed, or never ended up being posted in the first place. The other side of the horse can be seen here – or so it would seem. This image comes from a 3rd party source shared through MSW.
Digital Nomads support the theory that something goes wrong at this event in the video below.
Somehow or another, explosions are to be had, for certain.
One of the most exciting things we’ve read so far about the happenings in this next big Star Wars film is the recurrence of the Cantina scene. Each film has it’s own big “here are the aliens” scene in some form or another – in this film, it’s more than just Maz’s Castle.
From Jason Ward at Making Star Wars: “The casino scene: There are lots of different aliens, like the bar (cantina) sequence in A New Hope but on a larger scale than we’ve seen before.”
Finally, here you’ll find Daisy Ridley showing off some next-level lightsaber action. This comes from Instagram where she says, “So @liangstunts (TRAITOR) is WUSHU FRICKING MASTER and I always try to get him to teach me things… This was today!!! Obvs not great but HE’S amazing and he’s also featured at the end 😄😄😄 our stunt team are the most incredible group of people, so lucky I get to train with them!”
That’s the same guy you’ll remember from Star Wars: The Force Awakens as playing none other than TR-8R (TRAITOR!)