‘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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In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • The Star Wars: The Force Awakens comic book adaptation has been extended.
  • Everything you need to know about Star Wars: Aftermath – Life Debt.
  • Timothy Zahn on the return of Grand Admiral Thrawn.
  • A clip from LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures.
  • Star Wars: Force For Change wraps up with a goodbye video.
  • A breakdown of who has the most screen time in The Force Awakens.
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set to arrive on Starz this September.
  • Rian Johnson plays Pokemon Go on the set of Star Wars: Episode 8.

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Mark Hamill took the stage for the first big presentation for Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016, a one hour question and answer session with the Jedi Master. Up front Hamill warned that he is contractually obligated not to talk about Star Wars Episode 8 or the future of the Star Wars movies, but this was one of his first public appearances where he could really talk openly about Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
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In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Michael Bay welcomes Laura Haddock to the Transformers: The Last Knight set as a new billboard appears in Times Square.
  • A new Jason Bourne featurette explores a gigantic car chase sequence.
  • Dave Franco would like to make Now You See Me 3, of course.
  • Check out the stuff that was cut from Independence Day: Resurgence.
  • The shot-on-Snapchat Sickhouse is getting a sequel.
  • Star Trek Beyond gets a new featurette and an IMAX poster.
  • Rian Johnson shares another new images from the Star Wars: Episode 8 set.

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In this edition of Episode 8 Bits:

  • Star Wars: Episode 8 helped Pinewood Studios achieve a banner year.
  • The complete Star Wars Celebration live stream schedule is here.
  • Preview some of the exclusive Star Wars Celebration merchandise.
  • Take a look at tons of photos from the Episode 8 wrap party.

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One of the great pleasures in keeping an eye on the production of Star Wars: Episode 8 over the past few months has been watching director Rian Johnson remain his usual self despite the gargantuan size of his latest film. This may be the biggest film he’s made yet, dwarfing the likes of Looper, Brick, and The Brothers Bloom, but Johnson’s social media presence has stayed on point: he’s smart, funny, informative, and often adorably weird. Oh, and he does what he can to share images from the set, giving fans something to talk about while everything else about the movie (like it’s actual title) remain under wraps.

Filming on Episode 8 is in its final weeks (Mark Hamill says the production is set to wrap up on July 22), but that hasn’t stooped Johnson from sharing images and goofy jokes straight from the set. On this miserable Friday at the end of a very miserable week (have you checked the news lately?), this is the kind of breather we all need right now. See the Star Wars Episode 8 set photos after the jump.

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In this edition of Episode 8 Bits:

  • Star Wars: Episode 8‘s wrap date has been revealed.
  • Mark Hamill has shaved his beard.
  • Daisy Ridley is hiding her hair for some reason.
  • Another look at some gorgeous Irish filming locations.
  • Set footage confirms the mildest possible spoiler.

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