New Alien Creature Spotted on the Episode VIII Set, Plus Chewbacca Visits Kids in Kerry.

Dunmore Head

Filming at the constructed beehive huts at Ceann Sibeal has ended, but there was still some activity in the surrounding areas for some additional shoots. Read on for some interesting details on a new alien creature spotted on the set, Chewbacca visiting some kids in Ballyferriter and more photos from Ireland.






First we start with a very curious photo captured by JCF and Cantina member nightangel. The photo was taken from Dunmore Head which as we told you before is another filming location in Kerry. Here it is:



Creature CU


As you can see the creature is really huge and is still missing its head. This could probably be a wild creature that lives on the island in a similar fashion as the Wampa from Hoth. Or this could be a guardian creature protecting the Jedi Temple? Who knows. We’re just speculating here. Also the color of the creature and the size kinda reminds us of the weird horse-like creature that was used during the filming in Dubrovnik:




Whatever the case, we’re extremely happy to see new creatures used in the galaxy far, far away.



Next is actor Joonas Suotamo, who plays Chewbacca in the action sequences in the sequel trilogy and when Peter Mayhew can’t be used. His presence on the set was mentioned during the filming at Malin Head. Now we finally have an official confirmation via this tweet:





And finally some new photos sent to us by our friend Ronan:

It looked like they had finished shooting at the spot next to the Beehive huts where a piece of a ship was rumoured to have been. As I arrived, they began transporting equipment and trailers to a cliffside just down the road from the other two sets where there was a scaffolding, some tents, and an unidentified piece of set. It seemed like they weren’t filming today as it seemed like there would be too much work to do, and a lot of the crew looked like they were already hitting the pubs.

The set, showing it’s location on the cliff face.
A lot less trucks than before at the beehive huts.
The set where the smoke was is now much emptier as filming has presumably concluded there.
Trailers leaving the area.
The scaffolding set before many people had arrived. Shot from the front, seen from the road.
The set including the object from the back.
The scaffolding from the back. Most of the people here had arrived in the last 30 minutes at this stage.



Stay tuned for more updates from the shoot in Ireland which is at its end.


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25 thoughts on “New Alien Creature Spotted on the Episode VIII Set, Plus Chewbacca Visits Kids in Kerry.

    • May 25, 2016 at 1:40 am

      Actually a headless island monster guarding a Jedi temple is probably a lot more interesting than what it’s going to end up being.

      • May 25, 2016 at 3:49 am

        Always the optimist.

      • May 25, 2016 at 8:52 am

        May it will ask for tree fiddy.

    • May 25, 2016 at 2:32 pm

      Jesus looks befuddled

    • May 24, 2016 at 7:57 pm

      Maybe a statue

      • May 25, 2016 at 4:13 am

        A statue of a rock.

  • May 24, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    So, who cuts the creature’s head ? Is it Rey during her training ? Or is it Kylo Ren when he attacks with the KOR ?

    • May 24, 2016 at 9:43 pm

      or maybe it talks and will be CGI’d in?

    • May 24, 2016 at 9:57 pm

      It looks more like they are in the process of assembling the creature, when the photo was taken

      • May 25, 2016 at 1:00 am

        Yes, that is what I thought after actually seeing the picture. Or maybe it will be CGI-ed.

  • May 24, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    i have very good pics. but if you want em you need to give credit.

    • May 24, 2016 at 9:06 pm

      But wait if you call in the next 10 minutes you will get a second set of headless monster pics absolutely free!

    • May 25, 2016 at 4:14 am

      Credits don’t work here only money.

    • May 25, 2016 at 2:24 pm

      Yes, because your future depends upon it!

      (keep your pictures)

  • May 24, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    Monsters who enjoy beautiful costal landscapes instead of frozen wastelands or holes inside asteroids.

  • May 25, 2016 at 3:48 am

    I LOVE all these weird creatures in Episode VIII. Hopefully none of them get cut our of the movie.

  • May 25, 2016 at 9:51 am

    Holy shit! Is he missing an arm? I’m really hoping it’s the same Wampa from Empire and he speaks with a posh accent this time around who reveals himself as having planned his revenge for over 33 years.

  • May 25, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    Oh man is this new Chewie costume for 8? I freakin love the ruffled hair a la RoTJ

  • May 25, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    YES! more huge monsters in Star Wars are always welcome. Wampa, Rancor, Acklay, Gorax are amongst my favorite things in the movies so I’m glad VIII will have one too.

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