With Star Wars Episode VIII in production, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story amping up for release, there is a lot of focus on the world’s most beloved space saga.
Some of that focus came from the British Royal Family, with the future King of England and his brother visiting the set of Episode VIII.
Prince William the Duke of Cambridge, and Prince Henry (more commonly known as Prince Harry) the Prince of Wales, were photographed playing with lightsabres, hugging Chewbacca and generally having an amazing time on the set of the major motion picture.
Unfortunately, that galaxy far, far away’s very own royal, Princess Leia Organa, wasn’t on hand to greet the princes, but her brother, Jedi Master Luke Skywalker, played by Mark Hamill, was.
The Princes, apparently, did more than visit the set. Rumour (we stress this word… RUMOUR) has it they have a special cameo role in the film as Stormtroopers who are on hand when Rey and Fin allegedly infiltrate a First Order base.
For more information on Henry and Williams’ visit, click here to read the Vanity Fair article.
In other Star Wars news, there’s an unusual rumour floating around the internet that tries to explain why Luke is still single and alone decades after playing his part in defeating the Empire.
Apparently, some fans believe Luke is gay, and Mark Hamill has no issue with that if that’s how it turns out.
To read more about this intriguing possible twist, click here to check out the CinemaBlend article.
Lastly, the crew of Episode VIII have arrived in Ireland to film more scenes in this second installment of the third trilogy.
We don’t know what scenes are being filmed, or which actors are on hand, but it’s probably safe to assume this is another leg in Luke and Rey’s journey and that both Mark and Daisey will be enjoying the incredible vistas of that beautiful island.
To read more, visit The Star Wars Underworld here.
I should probably mention before I go that there is a post on Reddit that claims to spoil the majority of the film. I have read it, and if the poster really has gotten a hold of a copy of the script (which is very unlikely), I wish I hadn’t! It all sounds fantastic, and a lot of it lines up with things we’ve heard from the production so far, but it does list off what could be the major beats of the film.
Which I don’t want to know!
In the event it is a genuine leak I’m not going to include a link here. If that post on Reddit is a real list of the major story points for Episode VIII, I’m not going to risk spoiling the film for everyone. I love spoilers, but only so far as they whet my appetite for what’s to come. I don’t want an entire film ruined for me, particularly one I’m looking forward to more than any other release due out in the next two years.
If you want to read the post, you’ll have to rely on Google.
That’s it for now.
As more news comes to light, I’ll post it here.
May the Force be with you!