Star Wars 8 director Rian Johnson says filming is almost complete, shares new photo

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While Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has been making headlines recently due to rumoured production problems, filming on Star Wars: Episode 8 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...

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...

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.

Images: Disney/Lucasfilm

Amon Warmann

Amon is a contributing editor and columnist for Empire magazine, but is also a Film and TV writer for GamesRadar+, Total Film, and others. He has also written for NME, Composer Mag, and more, along with being a film critic for TalkSport. He is also the co-host of the Fade to Black Podcast, and a video mashup creator. Can also do a pretty good Bane impersonation.