Star Wars: Episode VIII Social Buzz! Boyega, Ridley and Isaac Training for the Movie. Liang Yang (FN-2199) Returns!
We’ve made a collection of several interesting Twitter and Instagram posts from the last few days to tease you up for the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VIII. Definitely things are in motion now…
First Daisy Ridley gave us a better look at actor and stunt performer Liang Yang – the guy who played the fan favorite Stormtrooper FN-2199 aka “Nines”. Yep, that’s the “Traitor” guy. It’s nice to see him back for Episode VIII, although it will be most likely for another character.
Daisy Ridley already training hard for Episode VIII:
John Boyega is training as well, and he has company – Oscar Isaac. That’s really interesting. We’ve never seen or heard Oscar Isaac training for his role in The Force Awakens. That was not surprising since he spent most of the time in the X-Wing cockpit. Could this mean that Isaac will have more physical and bigger role in Episode VIII? We surely hope so.
VIII A photo posted by @john_boyega on
Also John is ready to get some more autographs on his favorite toy:
Time to bring out my Han Solo figure for everyone on set to sign. Sigh** can't help it.
— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) February 10, 2016
Anthony Daniels on the Episode VIII filming:
Here we go again.
— Anthony Daniels (@ADaniels3PO) February 10, 2016
Mark Hamill replied to this tweet “Not been tweeting for a while, unusual of him, probrobaly too busy with EPVIII.” with:
— Mark Hamillween (@HamillHimself) February 8, 2016
Carrie Fisher and Gary spotted in London. We do hope that this time Gary will get a role in the movie.
Also it’s nice that director Rian Johnson is pretty active on Twitter. We all do hope to see more from him in the upcoming months.