Even More Star Wars: Episode VIII Set Details and New Photos from Cork!

Image by JCF member nightangel


Filming for Star Wars: Episode VIII continues in and around Ireland. A member from the JediCouncilForums shared some photos from the Malin Head location where the cast and crew were filming with a brief description of what was going on. Also check out the first photos from Brow Head where filming is expected to finish today.



Beautiful set images have surfaced of what looks to be part of a set recreation for the Ahch-To shoot in Star Wars: Episode VIII.

A JCF member named nightangel shared these photos of the filming location in Malin Head. At the time some of these images were taken the set had been packed up and taken away. However, the member noted that there was some filming going earlier between people having a conversation in the white marker area on the right side of the small hill in one of the photos below. She said:

[There were] around 20-25 guys standing around or doing something, but no actors or extras, they were tech guys. This place was very crowded with these guys. Someone with filming experience can maybe explain why they need so many techs, I thought a camera guy and a sound engineer are enough together with the director.


Here are the images with descriptions of what was seen on the set.


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When asked if she saw Luke, nightangel answered:

I think [I saw him] yes, he and Daisy were filming, but it was still 1000 meters away from my viewpoint, so I used binoculars, since cameras were not allowed yesterday. Not sure [about Luke’s costume] since it was still far away and too many people standing there. But if I caught him correctly, it looked more like his TFA outfit, at least in one scene with grey cloak and something white.

About the flashes she said:

I did not see green effects and it looked like white flashes. But one of the locals caught green effect. I did not watch the whole day and only some hours.



Next we move to the current filming location in Ireland – west Cork. The filming is said to be focused on a spot near Brow Head, some distance east of Mizen Head and at the southern end of the mainland facing the famous wave-lashed headland.


Check out these photos from Brow Head from IrishExaminer:


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Filming at Brow Head in West Cork is expected to end today.


Also, according to this RTE journalist, filming on the spectacular cliffs of Loop Head will also take place for the next 3 days. Another journalist also mentions that trucks full of water are being brought to the site for a possible rain scene.




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Special thanks to JCF’s Gizka for some of the photos.



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18 thoughts on “Even More Star Wars: Episode VIII Set Details and New Photos from Cork!

  • May 18, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    Cool pictures, love the information. Any chance this night rain scene could be an extension to the force-back scene from TFA? That would be cool.

    • May 19, 2016 at 2:23 am

      Good point, we all assume Rey was seeing the past, maybe she also tapped into the future?

      • May 19, 2016 at 3:41 am

        Clearly she did as she saw her future fight with Kylo in the snowy forest.

        • May 19, 2016 at 7:04 pm

          Really? I guess I missed that bit

    • May 19, 2016 at 2:45 am

      It’s entirely possible. I’ll go on record saying no, but I don’t care if I am wrong in the end.

  • May 18, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    Funny – they have to make fake rain on the Irish coast. When I was there it happened every 15 minutes – naturally

    • May 19, 2016 at 5:38 am

      They’re SO lucky that Mother Nature is being cooperative. Good for them.

  • May 18, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    I love the “25 guys standing around doing something”… I mean spoilers guys! Geez 😛

  • May 18, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    The Luke and Rey face-off against Kylo and the Knights of Ren.

    I’m so happy right now.

  • May 18, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    Nobody read that those 25 guys were crew members/tech?

  • May 18, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    Everyone needs to go read the Making Star Wars scoop on this sequence. My mind is blown from happiness.

    • May 19, 2016 at 10:47 am

      If I have read it right in MakingStarWars they assert that it is the begining of the movie.
      Reading the description, It seems to be like that. But I believe it is not possible to confirm it yet.
      Of course scenes no need to be filmed in the final editing order… so it is not easy to know what is going first.
      For example, there is a reply set in Pinewood of part of the temples.
      Also there are many details to be something watched from 1km away.

      May be is counter-intelligence stuff :))

  • May 18, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    Think the 25 tech guys are there to build all the wire work for the Knight’s of Ren face-off.

    • May 19, 2016 at 10:40 am

      It is 100 million$ movie. The crew can be infinite.
      only camera man and sound engineer? that comment in the post was funny.
      Only the cameras, how many people around them… 10? 20? 500?
      Make up artist, FX crew, Sound crew, costume design, catering, security, lighting, drivers, builders, actors :))… or the guys doing the “making of” movie, another different crew…

  • May 18, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    This filming set is more mysterious than Area 51.
    And harder to get into!

    • May 18, 2016 at 9:48 pm

      That means that we’ll have to send Big Boss and MSF to do some reconnaissance in the area, right?

    • May 18, 2016 at 10:13 pm

      Better chance of aliens on the Star Wars set though 😉

  • May 19, 2016 at 1:27 am

    I’m starting to think this may be the part of Rey’s vision in TFA where Kylo and the Knights of Ren are in the rain!!!

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