Today in VIII: Rian Johnson gets in the spirit

@rianjohnson: HAPPY ST PATRICK'S DAY!!!!
@rianjohnson: HAPPY ST PATRICK’S DAY!!!!
Director Rian Johnson wished us a Happy Saint Patrick’s Day with… Greenscreen and lighting equipment. Illuminating! (Mark Hamill, naturally, goes all dad joke on it.)

→ The Dubrovnik shoot is done, but the Daily Mail still has pictures, while the Digital Nomads have more video.

John Boyega, who turns 24 today, stopped by the Empire magazine offices for his birthday, because John Boyega is a delightful human being.

The weekend in VIII: Actual filming begins in Dubrovnik

viiiActual shooting for Episode VIII has begun, and sure enough, pictures continue to leak. They do mostly seem to be extras, or at least unknown actors, as well as props. The most curious addition seems to be someone riding a creature. Speculation has it that the rider may be another ‘stunt double’ for an actor who isn’t (as far as we know) present.

In other news, Billie Lourd will be back, and her role will be at least a little larger this time. No word if she’ll still be sporting the hair buns.