Updated: Star Wars: Episode VIII will shoot in Ireland this month

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The most talked about Star Wars toy to launch during last week’s “Force Friday” is the new BB-8 droid from Boulder’s Sphero (and no — it’s not the $80 one at Target stores). CORRECTION: Lucasfilm says reports that Star Wars: The Force Awakens would be regrouping for reshoots in Ireland this month are erroneous and that the actual plan is to begin shooting sequences from director Rian Johnson’s 2017 sequel Episode VIII.

JJ Abrams’ film will open a day earlier than expected in the UK, on Thursday 17 December, while the French will get to see the movie a further 24 hours ahead of that, on Wednesday 16 December. YouTuber Dizzy Heights, who captured the moment on film, explained that he bought the droid as a surprise pre-holiday gift for his husband, leaving it in his suitcase for him to find. Do you dress up as Darth Vader … on Christmas? “Everyone has a different relationship and experience with Star Wars,” says British native Mark Newbold, the founder of Lightsabre.com and writer for Star Wars Insider. “But what makes the ultimate fan?

Heather Humphries, Ireland’s arts minister, confirmed the news amid concerns about how shooting would be handled on the island, according to Irish TV news RTÉ. Or, as he’s introduced in the first issue, Sergeant Kes Dameron. “Dameron” is, of course, the last name of Isaac’s X-Wing pilot glimpsed in trailers to J.J.

She has vowed that an ecologist and observers from the National Parks and Wildlife Service and the National Monuments Service will monitor filming and intercede if anything threatens to damage or disturb archaeological sites or wildlife habitats. I traveled to the States to see each of the prequels, journeyed across Europe with Jeremy ‘Boba Fett’ Bulloch and friends to raise money for Make-A-Wish and have run fan sites since the mid-’90s. Abrams’ big-screen revival of the space opera franchise. (His full name is Poe Dameron.) While it’s possible that Kes and Shara are entirely unrelated to Poe, that’s hardly likely in a mythology that’s based around Old Ben Kenobi turning out to be Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Luke Skywalker revealed as the son of Anakin Skywalker.

Lucasfilm now tells EW that the confusion came from them trying to stay low-key and using the title ‘Star Wars’ without differentiating between the films. Whether this bodes ill for Shara and Kes in the remaining three issues of the series — which is, based on the evidence of its first, by Greg Rucka and Marco Chechetto, about the Rebel Alliance’s missions to root out the remaining Imperial strongholds in the aftermath of the Emperor’s death — remains to be seen. Maybe not, but ‘Star Wars’ is definitely coded into my DNA.” James Burns, co-founder of Jedi News, says the ultimate fan must have a passion for all six films, “even if some of them are better than others. But if there’s one thing that might explain Poe’s dedication to the cause, it could be the tragic death of a parent or two in the service of the galaxy’s greater good… Abrams’ film is also predicted to smash the world record for biggest global box-office opening weekend, currently held by Jurassic World after the dinosaur disaster epic’s $524.4m bow in June.

Sources tell EW that smaller scale reshoots have happened during the summer, including during the time some of the cast was gathered in Southern California for Disney’s D23 fan expo last month. Skellig Michael is a sharp cluster of rocks rising 715 feet out of the sea, wearing a coat of lush vegetation wherever the land is flat enough to take root.

For almost 40 years, fans have been captivated by ‘Star Wars’ and traveled as part of the galaxy that George Lucas created.” What: Make a pitch using any or all of three ways: 1) Write a pitch in 150 words or less, 2) Send photos by uploading to any photo sharing site and sending a link, 3) Create a video no longer than two minutes and email it to us directly or upload to YouTube and send a link. Meanwhile, descriptions for new Halloween costumes based on Adam Driver’s nefarious Kylo Ren, John Boyega’s Finn and Daisy Ridley’s Rey have revealed some choice details. The island is a UNESCO Heritage Site and tourism is severely restricted to prevent damage to the ruins, which include steep, crumbling stone steps that rise to the monastery at 600 feet above sea level.

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