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Star Wars Episode VIII: Photoshopped Leaks!

Now that Star Wars Episode VIII is done filming in Ireland, Stormtrooper Larry can finally share exclusive intel with our loyal readers!

You see, we actually visited the set and took some upclose and never-before-seen spy shots of Episode VIII in Ceann Sibal and Dunmore Head, Ireland!

The crashed ship

On the first day, we managed to catch the “crashed ship” sequence mentioned by the popular Making Star Wars:

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From this angle, the crashed ship appears to have two wings and a propeller. Maybe Kylo is a fan of vintage ships just like Count Dooku.

And if that’s indeed his ship being surrounded by his Knights of Ren, then he’s just as bad a pilot as his father, who also crashed while making Episode VII.

The tiny Ahch-To ship

Next, we saw this mockup of a tiny ship. But while everyone’s attention was focused on the small prop, we discovered something else. Something so big and obvious we’re surprised no one mentioned it until now:

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Do you see it? It’s so obvious…… the tiny sheep!

Why is Luke’s planet filled with a bunch of sheep? Could they be native life forms? Maybe they’re Luke’s food source, as well as a convenient source of fluffy Jedi robes.

The Jedi temple

Our next stop: the rumored first Jedi Temple. It seems we were wrong all along:

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The first Jedi temple was gaudy, ostentatious and in bad taste. And from the banners on the ramparts, the symbol of the first Jedi order was mouse ears.

We have no idea why they would build their tacky temple on the side of a cliff.

The huge creature

Further down the coast, we managed to sneak a shot of the rumored alien that will figure in the confrontation between Luke, Rey and the Knights of Ren:

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It seems to be a new type of creature. At one point, Luke was spotted taking small chunks of its fluffy body and roasting them over a bonfire.

Poor Luke must’ve lost his mind while in exile.

Cast photos

On our last day, we managed to access the set for a few minutes before we were booted out by security. Here’s the only image we got:

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That’s Daisy Ridley in full costume. She appears to be talking intently with a new character known only as “Larry”. Rumors say the mysterious character will play her love interest in Episode VIII. Could he be the cameo by Tom Hardy? Whatever the case, we’re sure Larry is a good-looking guy.

Finally, we have this tweet from Director Rian Johnson calling it a wrap:

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Johnson sure has a good eye for spotting talent.

PS: During our stay, a local hobo kept hounding us for change and “a ride off-planet”. Here’s his pic in case anyone knows his family:

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Star Wars Episode VIII: Chewie Escapes from Ahch-To to Visit Irish Schoolkids!

While everyone’s focused on the Star Wars Episode VIII shooting in Ireland, one character managed to sneak out of the set to drop by a local school.

Local newspaper The Daily Edge reports that none other than Chewbacca stopped by a primary school in the village of Ballyferriter yesterday. The Wookiee came in full costume straight from the set of Donegal, which is standing in for Luke’s exile planet of Ahch-To.

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While filming builds up to a climax on set, Chewie took the time to mingle with the primary school students, hand out sweets and even learn some Irish!

According to the paper, the surprise visit was sparked by two kids among the class who are huge Star Wars fans. The little rebels took photos of the set from afar, turned them into scrapbooks and gave them to the crew. In return, they got the visit of a lifetime from Chewie!

The seven-and-a-half foot tall Wookiee could be seen playing with the kids and even lifting some of them around, so it probably isn’t the 72-year old Peter Mayhew under the fur.

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Regardless, the little tykes had an absolute blast during Chewie’s half-hour visit to the school. Poor Wookiee could use a little kid therapy after losing Han to his own godson right?

Maybe we ought to turn all those Episode VIII spy photos into scrapbooks and send them to the filming crew too!

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