A new filming location for Star Wars Episode VIII is rumoured to have been revealed.
Recent reports have indicated that the Star Wars Episode VIII production would be returning to Ireland this year, but this rumour has highlighted the location in Ireland that will be used for more scenes. The English Market in Cork City is supposedly being prepared for Star Wars production.
However, the scenes shot in the market will supposedly be on a different planet to Ach-To (the planet Rey meets Luke Skywalker on at the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens).
The source of this news also says the following:
“We believe that this setting looks like it might be the first Irish location which will not be used for Ahch-to. It is more likely that it will become a part of the world created in Dubrovnik. The Cork shoot is rumoured to be taking place in the last week in April, with 100 crew members moving into Cork. Sections of the market will be closed off for set design purposes, but when production starts, the entire market will be closed to the public.
What’s even cooler is that not only are the local traders getting compensated for the time their stalls will be closed, but some of them are actually being given roles as extra’s in the market!”
Star Wars Episode VIII is scheduled for release on December 15th, 2017.
Thoughts on this rumour? Are you excited about the possibility of seeing this location in Star Wars Episode VIII?
By Ruari Williamson
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