FAKE! English Market in Cork New Filming Location for Episode VIII!

English Market Cork

Blabba the Hutt reports that another Irish location is being prepared for Star Wars: Episode VIII shooting. The new location is famous English Market in Cork. The market is located in the center of the city and is a tourist attraction. We already have confirmations that Rian Jonhson’s entry into the Saga will film along the Wild Atlantic Way – on the slopes of Ceann Sibéal and other locations.


Rumors say that the filming will take place in the last week of April, probably after the crew finishes announced filming in Iceland. According to the site, 100 crew members will move into Cork and close sections of the market to install film sets, while the market will be completely closed once the filming starts.



As you can see from the pictures, it is easy to imagine English Market as a part of a Galaxy Far, Far Away. With a little bit of a makeover, English Market could pose as any exotic Star Wars location.  The source speculates that it might be a part of Dubrovnik location.

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One of the complaints about The Force Awakens was that we haven’t seen much of the galaxy, especially in terms of new planets. It seems that Disney and Lucasfilm have heard us and that we are off to a great adventure.



We will follow the story as it develops. You can find more about the English Market here.





It appears that this rumor originated from the Movie Bit, and they just revealed that this story was their April Fools story:




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19 thoughts on “FAKE! English Market in Cork New Filming Location for Episode VIII!

  • April 3, 2016 at 11:25 pm

    There is no doubt, Episode VIII will be different from we have seen in SW so far.
    Can’t wait.

    • April 3, 2016 at 11:54 pm

      yeah, not as into TFA as I was when I 1st watched it. Have high hopes for this, could be the TESB of the current trilogy and different like you say

      • April 4, 2016 at 12:16 am

        I am so torn about this movie. I both like it and dislike it :/

        • April 4, 2016 at 10:37 am

          I thought it was a bit dull/boring on 2nd viewing! Still lots to like but…

  • April 4, 2016 at 12:05 am

    Gotta buy Death Sticks somewhere, I guess.

  • April 4, 2016 at 12:10 am

    When it comes right down to it, I don’t think it’s new planets per se that was the issue as it was the lack of new locales. At the very least the ones we’ve seen so far here are all-new to the saga. I’m happy that my favorite planet from TFA is back as well too even though it just dawned on me now that Leia being in a coma is a sort of parallel to Han being in carbonite in TESB but AOTC had a few of those with episode V as well. Long as they keep them to a bare minimum which so far they have.

  • April 4, 2016 at 2:50 am

    They couldn’t build something like that in the studio?

  • April 4, 2016 at 5:27 am

    That place looks awesome

  • April 4, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    English market? Cork is in south west of Ireland. Should it be an Irish market?

  • April 4, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    lolz, we actually believed…

  • April 4, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    Damn, now I am disappointed, because that place is legitimately awesome.
    A little part of me just died.

    …. It’s the FIFTH. NOT THE FIRST!! What is WRONG WITH YOU?

  • April 4, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    *singing* quit playing games with my heart, with my heart. I should have known from the start… 🙁

  • April 4, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    Lame April Fools joke

  • April 4, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    This is why April Fools’ pranks are not fun, or cool, or clever. They’re just annoying and disappointing. I’m sorry if that statement upsets folks who are really into doing said pranks, including folks on this site, but it simply does not feel good to be messed around with. People in general seem to be pretty tired of “Can’t Trust Anything on the Internet Day.” I for one hope we can just move on and put that irritating habit behind us. And if you still don’t get why April Fools’ just isn’t worth it, please watch John Oliver’s explanation–I can’t put it better than he already did: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXYXuXX48m8

  • April 4, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    Not even a good April Fool joke. I’ve always felt internet stories like this should be semi-pluasible, but with the odd tongue in cheek hint that its an April Fool.

    • April 4, 2016 at 8:51 pm

      Like “Science has discovered the Force” from last year. That was excellent.

  • April 4, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    Can someone PLEASE explain the joke or what makes it a clever prank?.. I read it and believed it..

  • April 7, 2016 at 10:07 am

    Too bad! i’m visiting Cork next week and was planning to be Dick Tracy there. Yet Kerry is beside the Cork region so let’s see.

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