Several Star Wars cast members started teasing the fans about the upcoming Episode VIII. It appears that the script re-writes are done, the script is ready, and the cast has already read it. We’re probably just days away from the official start of principle photography.
January 30, 2016
As we already told you 2 days ago, Daisy Ridley first shared a photo with flowers and an appreciation note from Kathleen Kennedy.
Probably the bouquet was also accompanied by the finished Episode VIII script since just a day later Anthony Daniels revealed that he has just read it.
Just read Ep VIII and thought I'd share the story with you because I know you can't wait to hear it too. You do want to hear it. Don't you?
— Anthony Daniels (@ADaniels3PO) January 29, 2016
John Boyega went even further revealing on Snapchat that he is already training for his role as Finn in the movie:
John's snapchat: "Just finished training and all that for the next one, and as you can see… Finn is Back." pic.twitter.com/rfoPeIk5DX
— Noah Outlaw (@OutlawNoah) January 29, 2016
Interestingly enough, Carrie Fisher also appears to have been situated in the United Kingdom the day before Daniels revealed that he read the script – so it’s quite possible that the first script read has just taken place.
Blessed bitches & swag from most of us here in Pretty Good to GREAT BRITAN pic.twitter.com/QM8sbS5uZi
— Carrie Fisher (@carrieffisher) January 29, 2016
We are also waiting for the official confirmation of the end of the Rogue One filming. Exciting times indeed.
January 31, 2016
After Anthony Daniels tweeted about the script, director Rian Johnson directly replied to him with the following message:
The picture really says it all. This is not the first time when Daniels is getting himself into trouble with his uncalled statements. You probably remember that he let a few slip and even made some strange comments about the original cast during the filming of The Force Awakens.
February 1, 2016
Rian Johnson’s latest tumblr picture speaks for itself (see title image).