Rian Johnson Shares a New ‘Star Wars: Episode 8’ Set Photo Featuring a Familiar Cloak
Rian Johnson has shared a few photos from the set of Star Wars: Episode VIII — nothing too revealing, of course, but as the director nears the end of production on the upcoming sequel, his latest photo offers something a little more intriguing. It’s not particularly revelatory, but the image does feature an article of clothing that looks mighty familiar.
Johnson shared the new image on his Tumblr page, where he says he’s “in the home stretch” on Episode VIII:
That’s a nicely staged image — you’ve got the filming and recording equipment and oh, yeah, that would be Luke’s cloak. It’s the same one Mark Hamill wore in the final scene of The Force Awakens, and according to a handful of reports, Episode VIII picks up right where its predecessor left off. Hopefully we’ll get a few answers about what Luke’s been up to while living in self-imposed exile.
Again, the image above isn’t terribly revealing, but there’s been talk that Hamill has a bigger part to play in Episode VIII, which features the return of Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Carrie Fisher, Gwendoline Christie, Domhnall Gleeson, Andy Serkis and Lupita Nyong’o. The sequel also stars Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro in unspecified roles, though the latter is said to be playing a new antagonist.
Episode VIII hits theaters on December 15, 2017.
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