While Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (opens in new tab) has been making headlines recently due to rumoured production problems (opens in new tab), filming on Star Wars: Episode 8 (opens in new tab) seems to be going a lot smoother. Principal photography on the highly anticipated film began back in February, and now director Rian Johnson has taken to his Tumblr page to share another new photo along with an update that teases filming is "in the home stretch".
Check it out below...
📷 In the home stretch. https://t.co/AhhJoo4gBIJune 8, 2016
The Jedi robe on display in the image seems very similar to the one Luke Skywalker is wearing in the final moments of The Force Awakens, but it could just as easily belong to someone else entirely. Indeed, Johnson even jokingly teased that he wore it on set...
The crew thought it was weird for the first few months. But eventually they kept thinking it was weird. https://t.co/zeMM6OT1eqJune 8, 2016
In any case, it will be a while before we start getting any concrete info on Episode 8. Here's hoping Johnson continues to share some more fun tidbits once filming is complete.
Directed by Rian Johnson and starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Laura Dern, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Gwendoline Christie, and Benicio del Toro, Star Wars: Episode 8 opens in cinemas on December 15, 2017.