UPDATE 2! First Look at Some Troopers and Stunts from the Star Wars: Episode VIII Set in Dubrovnik!

Episode VIII

The site DuList has a sneak peek at the Episode VIII set in Dubrovnik. Today is supposed to be the first day of the actual filming in Croatia. The images might be considered slightly spoilerific. Proceed at your own risk…

 

 

SPOILERS!

 

From DuList (translated by Google):

 

It seems that Mark Hamill was on set today (judging by the picture that we are ‘caught’ from a distance).

As it appears from the pictures, with him there are some troopers that irresistibly reminds of the AT – ST (All Terrain Scout Transport) Commanders, popularly called ‘chicken walkers’, which first appeared in the fifth installment – The Empire Strikes Back.

It is interesting to add that, as DuList learned from sources close to the production, for several days after the shooting locations in the city were hired twenty stuntman and about thirty extras. It seems that they are now at the spas recorded quite interesting scene!

While the article says that this is Mark Hamill on the photos, I personally think it’s another actor. Actually I am sure of it. Hamill’s appearance with these troopers doesn’t make much sense and the actor doesn’t even have a beard. Also these troopers look more like local militia. Still we have a good first look at the costumes from Episode VIII.

 

Set 01 Set 02 Set 03 Set 04

 

Thanks to one of our readers (Admiral Petty) we now know that “the Aurebesh writing on their helmets says CBPD. The PD probably stands for Police Department.” So these are definitely the local militia for this probably new alien world.

 

Stay tuned for more.

 

 

UPDATE!

 

And here’s a very cool video that is supposed to be a stunt did on set. It more looks like flying clothes to me. 🙂

(via StarWarsDubrovnik)

 

Zatvoren grad, zatvorene zidine, zatvoren set… 📷❌ Okeeeej. #Sneakpeek #StarWars #Dubrovnik

A video posted by Ana Baban (@ana_baban) on

 

 

UPDATE 2!

 

And another interesting photo and video from the set by DuList:

 

Set 05

 

 

 

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111 thoughts on “UPDATE 2! First Look at Some Troopers and Stunts from the Star Wars: Episode VIII Set in Dubrovnik!

  • March 11, 2016 at 8:15 pm
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    Clearly not Mark.

  • March 11, 2016 at 8:16 pm
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    Royal guards or something I don’t think they are First Order maybe a different sect. Something translate the wording

    • March 11, 2016 at 8:35 pm
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      those uniforms scream First Order to me

      • March 12, 2016 at 5:51 am
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        I don’t think so, you can see their faces. The FO are very strict when it comes to helmets

  • March 11, 2016 at 8:17 pm
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    I can’t help but think of the firefighters from Fahrenheit 451 looking at this, lmao

  • March 11, 2016 at 8:19 pm
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    Well… these costumes seem a bit… boring. And so ’70…

    • March 11, 2016 at 8:29 pm
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      That’s a good thing if they seem “70’s”.

      • March 11, 2016 at 8:35 pm
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        It needs to look more like the OT…..oh it looks too OT what a rip off! Sometimes you wanna slap people with a big wet noodle. Repeatedly.

        • March 11, 2016 at 8:56 pm
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          Got to find something to hate, it’s not enough to just enjoy something and be happy

      • March 11, 2016 at 9:05 pm
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        It’s as good as the first Star Trek which claims to present future with now totally outdated technology. Besides – our clothing changed quite dramatically in these few decades – then why in new trilogy, set also few decades after OT clothes should look like from 1977? Nostalgia?

        • March 11, 2016 at 9:07 pm
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          Maybe its because its a huge galaxy and style would vary wildly on any number of thousands of planets.

          • March 11, 2016 at 9:24 pm
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            Or the director just wants the episode VIII to be as close to the OT as possible. Even if it would mean having boring or silly costumes. Not a good thing IMO.

          • March 11, 2016 at 9:30 pm
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            Disagree my friend, I personally like the designs, but you can’t please everybody I suppose.

        • March 11, 2016 at 10:10 pm
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          You have a valid concern, but it still looks and feels “Star Wars”.
          If you recall the last time someone [cough]George Lucas[cough] tried to make things different for the sake of it, it didn’t work out too well. Besides, as others have pointed out, it’s a big universe, and not everything has coincide with the rate things change here on earth.
          Remember, this universe (within the story) has been around for tens of thousands of years…perhaps some civilizations are just plain content with some things as the status quo.
          Besides, MUCH too soon to judge anything without any good context.

          • March 12, 2016 at 12:55 am
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            your comment has been resported for that snaky comment in masking your disrespect towards the Creator. Next time think before you comment.

          • March 12, 2016 at 12:58 am
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            Ok.

          • March 12, 2016 at 8:17 am
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            Please be joking….

          • March 12, 2016 at 2:36 pm
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            Yeah. One of my biggest gripes about the Prequels is that EVERYTHING is different. It was only 19 years before the OT. Why would ALL of the technology look so different? Major misstep.

        • March 11, 2016 at 10:20 pm
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          “Besides – our clothing changed quite dramatically in these few decades”

          SOME of our clothing has. People have been wearing flannel and plaid shirts for decades upon decades. People have been wearing bellbottoms for decades. Sailor and Marines have been wearing essentially the same uniforms for almost a hundred years.

          Point is, not everything changes that drastically. We still fly aircraft and have ships from the 50’s, 60, and 70’s. I’m fine with a uniform of a fictional character in a fictional film based in a fictional fantasy universe being similar to something that is familiar and nostalgic to millions of people around the world.

          • March 11, 2016 at 10:40 pm
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            And the jeans/t-shirt combo has been timeless since 1967.

          • March 11, 2016 at 10:56 pm
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            Totally been my staple since about then. 😉

          • March 12, 2016 at 12:50 am
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            Cool. I suddenly don’t feel so old anymore.

        • March 12, 2016 at 12:16 am
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          I too would have preferred something less recycled.

  • March 11, 2016 at 8:21 pm
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    Most likely local police or soldiers for whatever planet they are supposed to be on.

  • March 11, 2016 at 8:24 pm
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    Hmm, interesting looking costumers, looking forward to finding out who those guys are.

  • March 11, 2016 at 8:32 pm
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    Near as I can tell from the photos, the Aurebesh writing on their helmets says CBPD. The PD probably stands for Police Department, no clue on the CB though.

    • March 11, 2016 at 8:34 pm
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      Yep exactly what I said. Some Police force.

    • March 11, 2016 at 8:44 pm
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      Cad Bane Police Department.

      • March 11, 2016 at 10:39 pm
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        Only in my dreams….

      • March 11, 2016 at 11:20 pm
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        They’d all have to be wearing replicas of his hat, then!

    • March 11, 2016 at 8:54 pm
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      Carida
      Carratos
      Chandrila
      Corellia
      Coruscant
      Only planets I know of with C in name, but if it’s a city with CB than I have no idea

    • March 11, 2016 at 9:15 pm
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      My guess…Cape B____ Police Department. Since they’re on the water.

  • March 11, 2016 at 8:33 pm
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    They look like Shredder from TMNT, but very interesting and new.

    • March 11, 2016 at 8:41 pm
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      Well shredder’s helmet comes from Japanese influence as does Darth Vader.

    • March 12, 2016 at 7:25 am
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      I really like them!

  • March 11, 2016 at 8:34 pm
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    AIEEEEE!!!!! Those new FO troopers are f–king awesome looking!!! And I’m even more excited finally spy pics that shows us what’s going to be in episode 8!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • March 12, 2016 at 12:40 am
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      I highly doubt those are FO troops.

  • March 11, 2016 at 8:37 pm
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    Could this be Snokes planet?

    The costumes look cool.

    • March 11, 2016 at 8:53 pm
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      I doubt he is on a planet. The Visual Dictionary says his command center is mobile. I think he is always moving so they can’t pin him down.

      • March 12, 2016 at 7:24 am
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        Would be cool if he was located on Mustafar or Korriban ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    • March 11, 2016 at 8:55 pm
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      I think this planet has some type of high royalty on it esp with recent Updates to this post. Maybe it really is Naboo, there is also a few planets the empire took over that the comics mention but I’m not home right now so I can’t tell you which ones they are

  • March 11, 2016 at 8:42 pm
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    probably police, their helmets say CBPD

  • March 11, 2016 at 8:43 pm
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    I like the look of these soldiers.
    Could be from this planet or New Republic guards.

  • March 11, 2016 at 8:43 pm
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    love the classic feel of these costumes, much more SW than VII’s Apple Troopers

  • March 11, 2016 at 8:44 pm
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    I’m guessing one of those troopers will lose an arm.

  • March 11, 2016 at 9:17 pm
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    Looks like Naboo.

  • March 11, 2016 at 9:19 pm
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    so it seems that someone will be force pushed down the stairs! 😀

  • March 11, 2016 at 9:31 pm
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    Woooo the costumes! Classic sci-fi feeling. I LOVE it!

  • March 11, 2016 at 9:59 pm
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    Mark Hamill and a chase, plus local police guards? Hell yeah!

  • March 11, 2016 at 10:09 pm
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    It’s got a prequel vibe, but a good one. I like it.

    • March 12, 2016 at 7:23 am
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      Modern day Naboo guards? possibly………

      • March 14, 2016 at 8:27 am
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        Yaaaa, no. The helmet has a similar silhouette and the similarity ends there. Not a chance. Y’all have a horrible eye for detail, those guards look totally old school, as they should because they’re based directly on Ralph McQuarrie’s original Imperial Guard concepts.

    • March 12, 2016 at 4:36 pm
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      The aesthetics of the prequels were pretty bad ass. I concur.

    • March 12, 2016 at 5:15 pm
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      I was thinking a more retro, British TV sci-fi vibe, like “Blakes 7” meself…

  • March 11, 2016 at 10:11 pm
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    No idea what I am looking at but it is awesome.

    • March 11, 2016 at 10:37 pm
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      I love your profile name….

  • March 11, 2016 at 10:22 pm
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    A “stunt did on set”? Is Google Translate also responsible for the mangling of that phrase?

    • March 13, 2016 at 5:56 am
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      Probably most correct result affirmative.

  • March 11, 2016 at 10:34 pm
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    These look pretty solid. SW-esque but not too much like what came before ala the TIE pilots in TFA. Hope the rest of the costumes have as much thought put into them.

    • March 11, 2016 at 11:09 pm
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      It was almost positive Snark.

      Almost. Yet you still had to highlight what you deem as a failure in Episode VII in a not so subtle way instead of just letting it go. Months. After. The. Fact.

      The Episode VII TIE Fighter pilot helmet is drastically different from the TOS, if you’d actually look at it more closely.

      Then again, why not complain about how similiar the FO Stormtrooper helmets and armor are to the TOS? So not original.

      And lightsabers? We already saw those.

      Why bring back the Millenium Falcon. MY GOSH. Hasn’t it already been in 3 films?

      And Han Solo? Been there done that. Princess Leia? Drama Queen Leia more like it. Tired. Old. Literally.

      Thank God Luke was only in the film for like 5 second because 7 movies about Skywalker’s would result in an error that borderlines the Rocky franchise, wouldn’t it?

      They keep shooting at each other with Blasters. Maybe we can come up with something new. And ditch space ships entirely. Why not…SPACE GLIDERS.

      Don’t worry Snark. I know Disney will hire you one day. Just keep up with that constructive and ORIGINAL criticism you continue to share with us every day.

      I mean, if you can come up with new things to complain about instead of the same thing over and over again, certainly they can elect to listen to your complaints about their failure in generating new, exciting, and original ideas themselves.

      • March 12, 2016 at 12:50 am
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        He is entitled to an opinion. Not everybody loved TFA, we have to respect that.

        • March 12, 2016 at 1:10 am
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          Of course not everybody liked it, you can’t everybody to like anything. I was glad they go the percentages as high as they did. That around 10 percent is very vocal, though.

        • March 12, 2016 at 1:16 am
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          Of course not everybody liked it, you can’t everybody to like anything. I was glad they go the percentages as high as they did. That around 10 percent is very vocal, though. But what do we know? We’re just a bunch of sheep.

          • March 12, 2016 at 3:21 am
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            Sheep you are. I both liked and hated it. It was ok, could have been better

          • March 12, 2016 at 4:24 am
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            Everything could have been better in every film made if we all had our own versions made.

        • March 12, 2016 at 1:51 am
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          We can accept that people didn’t like TFA, as Star Wars fans we don’t have to respect their opinions.

        • March 12, 2016 at 5:19 am
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          He is entitled to his opinion. And bless him for it. I don’t much care if he does or doesn’t like it.

          Thing is Kenny, since the movie came out, he’s come here daily to post at least one negative comment under EVERY story. It’s pathological at this point. So being crazy myself, I’ve developed my own pathology where I post something equally trollish (because that’s all it is at this point) underneath each of his comments that come off that way.

          Not everything he says qualifies, but about 90% of it does.

      • March 12, 2016 at 1:08 am
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        Debbie Downer sound is what I always hear when I read most of his posts.

        • March 12, 2016 at 2:32 am
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          He doesn’t even try to hide what he does here anymore. He just poops in every article he can.

      • March 12, 2016 at 4:35 am
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        The movie you’re looking for is Battlestar Galactica. Wrong forum.

        • March 12, 2016 at 5:00 am
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          Did you hear that whistling sound?

          I think something may have just gone over your head.

          • March 12, 2016 at 9:59 pm
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            Yeah. You bud. You.

          • March 13, 2016 at 2:39 pm
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            I don’t think so.

          • March 14, 2016 at 1:57 am
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            Wait. I went over your head?

      • March 12, 2016 at 7:22 am
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        What are you talking about?

        • March 13, 2016 at 2:43 pm
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          His posting history.

  • March 11, 2016 at 10:37 pm
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    i LOVE the samurai-like helmets.

  • March 11, 2016 at 10:41 pm
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    Those Update 2 costumes look like funeral outfits.

    • March 12, 2016 at 7:25 am
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      Perhaps they’re from the Church of the Force and it’s a memorial for the villagers killed in Jakku?

  • March 11, 2016 at 10:53 pm
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    is this.. han solo’s funeral? naboo? snoke’s base? new planet? king prana? the speculation begins… anyway, these costumes look very new but have a star-warsian feel. so excited!

    • March 12, 2016 at 12:54 am
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      A funeral for Han would be anticlimactic. Being cremated in the destruction of Starkiller was the Viking funeral to end all Viking funerals.

      • March 12, 2016 at 6:30 am
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        i see your point, but i feel like many fans were disappointed that his death wasn’t even acknowledged beyond seeing the grief on the faces of rey, chewie and leia.. a full-fledged funeral might be too much, but some sort of eulogy would be nice.

    • March 12, 2016 at 5:12 am
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      The retro 70s look is very endearing.

  • March 11, 2016 at 11:22 pm
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    CBPD: I doubt they’re on Coruscant… so maybe Corellian B— Police Department? IS this on Corellia?

    And was that a Force Jump or something?

    • March 11, 2016 at 11:31 pm
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      that would be sweet if its correllia!

    • March 12, 2016 at 11:40 pm
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      it would be really cool to finally see Corellia on film

  • March 11, 2016 at 11:43 pm
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    So far this movie is seemingly going to have a pretty unique aesthetic.

  • March 11, 2016 at 11:59 pm
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    mm spoilers have started…
    hehe someone has flight down some stairs :)))

  • March 12, 2016 at 12:29 am
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    Police Department in Star Wars world doesn’t fit for me. Sounds really really cheesy.
    By the way, do you really guys see CBPD?
    Cause the more i see it the more it seems not CBPD to me.

    • March 12, 2016 at 12:44 am
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      The symbols are Aurebesh, which are the letters in the Star Wars galaxy. Each symbol corresponds to a letter in the Alphabet. If you look up Aurebesh there are images and tables to help you translate. In the movies and television shows, the text is always aurebesh, and nearly always translatable.

      • March 12, 2016 at 2:22 pm
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        Thx man :p the symbols remembered me as well. (But i couldn,t remember the aurebesh name)
        I saw it after my post. And it was out of place. I wrote before reading all posts. My fault

        • March 13, 2016 at 2:35 am
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          It’s all good.

  • March 12, 2016 at 1:16 am
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    The video of the stunt looks like they are going to add an explosion that blows that guy into the air!

    • March 12, 2016 at 2:35 am
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      Wilhelm Scream

  • March 12, 2016 at 2:25 am
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    One thing is clear. The guards are not from Naboo.

    • March 12, 2016 at 11:39 pm
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      why do you say that?

  • March 12, 2016 at 3:54 am
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    The black robe folks remind me of the emperors guys

  • March 12, 2016 at 3:56 am
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    look like priests as well

  • March 12, 2016 at 4:39 am
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    Video with the guy flying HAS to be a force push!! Lol

  • March 12, 2016 at 5:11 am
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    I like that the look of the militia men/policemen has a feel of some of the designs from SWTOR, especially some of the Alderaan uniforms.

  • March 12, 2016 at 5:16 am
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    Is that Costume designer Michael Kaplan turning to look at the camera at the 7 sec. mark?

  • March 12, 2016 at 5:21 am
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    The Orthodox Church of the Force.

  • March 12, 2016 at 5:54 am
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    I hope the people wearing helmets are Resistance troopers or maybe New Republic forces

  • March 12, 2016 at 7:18 am
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    The guard dudes look like black Naboo royal guards.

  • March 12, 2016 at 11:05 am
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    I was about to say naboo troops!

  • March 12, 2016 at 11:13 am
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    These guards look exactly like the original Imperial Guards concepts from Ralph McQuarrie.

  • March 12, 2016 at 12:03 pm
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    I don’t see Mark Hamill on the photos and I can’t imagine him being on set. This would mean too much screen time for Luke and would push the new heroes into the background. I think Luke won’t leave his planet and won’t have much screen time in Episode VIII.

    • March 14, 2016 at 9:04 am
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      Ya man, I’m sure that’s totally the direction they’re going after relentlessly teasing us about Luke in TFA and the tremendous backlash associated with that.

  • March 12, 2016 at 6:55 pm
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    Still rehearsing then, clearly not filmimg yet. No cameras?

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