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Star Wars Weekly Social Buzz! Final Days of Episode VIII Filming and More.

Rian JohnsonThe Star Wars: Episode VIII filming is in its final days of filming, and there was an increased activity on Twitter with all kinds of exchanges between cast and crew. Read on for more from Rian Johnson, Mark Hamill, John Boyega, Pablo Hidalgo and more…



First some cool tweets from Episode VIII director Rian Johnson. He’s been very active in the last few days. Obviously filming is almost done. It’s nice to see the cast and crew are all in high spirits.



This is the gif quoted in the tweet above:




Isn’t it a bit late to get the first embroidered apparel for Episode VIII at the end of filming?




Johnson says Episode VIII uses mostly 35mm anamorphic lenses, plus some Alexa and IMAX:




His thoughts on The Force Awakens:




Mark Hamill is still working hard:




Lots of hugging is going to happen during the closing panel at Star Wars Celebration Europe. 🙂




Han Solo director Chris Miller joins the party.




And now some cool images posted by Rian on Instagram:


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The last two images seem to imply that Episode VIII has almost wrapped filming. If so we can expect an official statement very soon.



John Boyega and Oscar Isaac have both become Oscar voters!




He still finds time to appear on stage as well!




Poe Dameron and Kylo Ren meet again… this time playing table tennis. 🙂



Is it too bold to assume there will be a scene in Episode VIII featuring Finn, Ren and Poe? Who knows…



A funny exchange between Boyega and Hamill:





Final days of Episode VIII filming for Mark:




Mark Hamill backs up the campaign to make Orlando victim Drew Leinonen the First LGBT Star Wars movie character.





Hasbro unveils two new figures that will be exclusive to Star Wars Celebration and SDCC.

For Star Wars Celebration we get a 6-inch Black Series Kylo Ren together with the melted Vader’s helmet.

For SDCC we get 6-inch Black Series Obi-Wan Kenobi together with Princess Leia’s hologram.





The guys from Promo Bricks uncovered the new 2016 LEGO catalogue with all upcoming sets. They even have a nice placeholder ad for Rogue One.

LEGO Rogue One




Samuel L. Jackson still thinks that Mace Windu is not dead.



And Pablo Hidalgo’s comment:





There is an all-new Cinestory Comic on Star Wars: Rebels that includes three episodes of adventure in comic-style screen captures from season one.





As you probably remember back in 2014 LFL Story Group’s Leland Chee posted the chronological order of all Star Wars: The Clone Wars episodes, and it looked like this:



It’s indeed nice to have everything clean and tidy with Rebels and all new upcoming Star Wars TV shows.




After months of controversy George Lucas announced that he is abandoning plans to build a museum showcasing his art collection in Chicago. Now Lucas will be trying to build the museum in California.





And now some new revelations from Pablo Hidalgo.


On the Arndt script:



On the Old Republic:



On the status of the Rogue One Ultimate Visual Guide:




On why Genndy Tartakowsky’s Clone Wars is not canon:




On if Lucas wrote a script for Episode VII:




Pablo is part of a new cool looking 3D story: Be a Pilot in 3D!




On the Anakin force ghost idea from The Force Awakens:




On a particularly “dumb” theory:




Pablo was part of the new book locations:




You can read more on that book at




Pablo’s updated Celebration schedule. It really makes you wonder if they will show anything Han Solo related during that closing ceremony with Chris Miller and Phil Lord?




Stay tuned for more next week.