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Skellig Michael is the very first shot of Star Wars: Episode VIII

Disney has released a teaser showing the first scene being wrapped.
Feb 15th 2016, 6:09 PM 30,489 18

THE OFFICIAL production announcement for Star Wars: Episode VIII is here.

Disney has released a teaser for the new movie, showing the first scene from the movie to be filmed.

And where does it take place? Good old Skellig Michael, of course.

It looks like the island will have a starring role in the next movie – despite ongoing controversy about the impact of filming on wildlife and archaeological sites.

We don’t know for sure if the shot of Luke Skywalker will open episode VIII, but it certainly appears to have been the first committed to film. And beginning the movie with a scene on Skellig Michael would dovetail nicely with the end of episode VII…

Here’s the full teaser:

Source: Star Wars/YouTube

Written by Michael Freeman and posted on

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