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In this edition of Episode 8 Bits:

  • Does Carrie Fisher‘s changed schedule indicate reshoots for Star Wars: Episode 8?
  • Adam Driver compliments Rian Johnson and compares Episode 8 to The Empire Strikes Back.
  • Lupita Nyong’o shoots down those Maz Kanata rumors.
  • Rian Johnson once again gets amusing on Twitter.
  • Carrie Fisher explains why Han and Leia broke up.
  • Someone pieces together currently known plot points for some potential spoilers.
  • And more!

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We don’t really know much about the story in Star Wars Episode VIII aside from Force Awakens co-screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan calling it “weird” and Rian Johnson revealing it will begin moments after the conclusion of Episode 7. We know a lot all the people involved in the production, but not much about the story itself. So any little piece of information is something. So when Kylo Ren himself, Adam Driver, compares the tone of Episode 8 to Empire Strikes Back, we take notice.
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Lupita Nyong'o Episode 8 filming hasn't begun yet

Production may have wrapped on Rian Johnson‘s Star Wars: Episode 8 but Lupita Nyong’o has yet to reprise her Force Awakens role as Maz Kanata. We’ll explore the possible reasons why the Lupita Nyong’o Episode 8 filming has yet to begin, after the jump.
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What If Mark Hamill Didn't Return for Star Wars Episode 7

In this edition of Episode 8 Bits:

  • Mark Hamill teases a big scene in Star Wars: Episode 8.
  • An artist draws the rumored costumes for Luke and Rey.
  • A brief description of an Episode 8 action scene.
  • Watch Mark Hamill’s complete Salt Lake Comic-Con appearance.
  • A crazy rumor claims to know the identity of Snoke.
  • Could we get more Rey flashbacks in Episode 8?
  • Another rumor about a certain character returning for the new movie…

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mark hamill episode 9

During the production of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars fans kept an obsessive watch over the status of Mark Hamill and his beard. This wasn’t the first time a passionate fandom followed an actor’s hair for clues about what to expect from their character in the future. During the same period, Game of Thrones aficionados breathlessly watched as Kit Harington’s hair wasn’t shorn, leading everyone to rightfully assume that the seemingly late Jon Snow was making a return. The Mark Hamill Beard Watch wasn’t quite as obsessive as that (mainly because we knew less about the status of Luke Skywalker than Jon Snow), but news of its length and its eventual shaving did make headlines.

And now, once again, Mark Hamill’s beard has been cut and once again it’s generating headlines…mainly because Hamill himself has suggested that the beard will make a return in Star Wars: Episode 9.

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kenny baker

In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy remember the late Kenny Baker.
  • Phil Lord and Chis Miller pose on the set of the Millennium Falcon.
  • Rian Johnson has officially begun editing Star Wars: Episode 8.
  • Dave Filoni and Sam Witwer talk Star Wars Rebels.
  • The special features for the Star Wars Rebels season 2 Blu-ray have been revealed.
  • Preview the newest Star Wars comics.
  • Check out video of award-winning Star Wars cosplay.
  •  And more!

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In news that is simultaneously not surprising in the slightest but also a complete and total relief, John Williams has revealed that he will return to compose the score for Rian Johnson‘s Star Wars: Episode 8. This will be the eight Star Wars film scored by the legendary composer, whose iconic and instantly recognizable melodies and themes are as important to this universe as any character on the screen.

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In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • A new rumor about Kelly Marie Tran‘s character in Star Wars: Episode 8.
  • New editions of Timothy Zahn‘s Thrawn Trilogy will feature new cover art.
  • A new Blu-ray set featuring the prequel trilogy in 3D may be on the way.
  • Australia’s Jedi population is messing up the national census.
  • Han Solo comic book artist Mark Brooks was just paid the ultimate compliment.
  • Writer Jennifer Muro is working on a top-secret new Lucasfilm project.

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‘Star Wars: Episode 8’ Wraps Production

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A week after a lavish wrap party for the cast and crew that saw Mark Hamill taking selfies with everything that has a pulse and dancing Stormtroopers doing their thing on stage, Star Wars: Episode 8 has officially wrapped production. All that remains now is a year and a half of post-production. And the inevitable reshoots, because that’s a luxury Lucasfilm can afford.

In the meantime, you can watch a quick video from the set commemorating the completion of principal photography. And maybe director Rian Johnson can go nap for three days.

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