Episode VIII Director Shares Photo Of What Looks Like Luke Skywalker’s Cloak


Star Wars: Episode VIII director Rian Johnson shared a photo on his Tumblr of what looks like Luke Skywalker’s cloak.

The director of Star Wars: Episode VIII, Rian Johnson, just shared a photo of what appears to be Luke Skywalker’s cloak from the film set up for a scene or a photoshoot. Check it out below.

via @rcjohnso from Tumblr

According to Making Star Wars, the photo could be a tease from an upcoming photoshoot, which is rumored to have taken place with John Boyega. A photoshoot could signal the culmination of shooting on Episode VIII, a scenario corroborated by Rian Johnson’s caption on the photo, “In the home stretch.”

On the other hand, the cast and crew could be finishing up some last scenes on a Pinewood Studio set made to resemble a location from the film. You can tell by the way the shadows fall on the floor that they’re on a set and not on location, which fits with the fact the cast and crew are returned from shooting in Ireland to London where Pinewood Studios is.

There’s also this photo from Johnson’s Instagram, which looks like the top of the cliff face behind the cloak (via Club Jade).

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Whether the fabricated cliff is for a photoshoot or a film scene, it’s now all but confirmed shooting for the Episode VIII is about to wrap up, if it hasn’t already. An official announcement of its culmination will likely break soon, probably just in time for Star Wars Celebration Europe mid-July. Finished footage means the film’s first teaser trailer is even closer now, as well, though in Star Wars news terms that could mean we’re only several months out from one. At the latest, one will probably premiere with Rogue One in December. If Rian Johnson is feeling benevolent, however, we’ll get one around Thanksgiving, like how we got the first The Force Awakens teaser trailer in November 2014.

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