Now that we've all seen Luke Skywalker at the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, actor Mark Hamill no longer has to keep himself hidden. Today, he's posted a selfie direct from the set of Star Wars: Episode VIII, showing off his bearded look along with the official working title logo Star Wars: Space Bear. He claims to have a first look at one of the new aliens in this impending sequel. But alas, it's only his daughter's dog.
Carrie Fisher revealed a similar photo from the Star Wars: Episode VIII set last week. Showing off her dog Gary Fisher, the iconic actress revealed the secret working title of the movie and its unique logo. It's unclear if Carrie Fisher did this on accident, but now that the bear is out of the bag, so to speak, it seems that other cast members aren't shying away from showing off the secretive title. It shouldn't be long before Star Wars Space Bear T-shirts and merchandise are available.
Disney and Lucasfilm have confirmed that principal photography has officially begun at Pinewood Studios in London on February 15, 2016. Star Wars: Episode VIII is written and directed by Rian Johnson. This highly anticipated sequel continues the storylines introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens Coming back are cast members Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis. New cast members will include Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro, Academy Award nominee Laura Dern, and talented newcomer Kelly Marie Tran.
Star Wars: Episode VIII is produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski. Joining the production crew will be some of the industry's top talent, including Steve Yedlin (Director of Photography), Bob Ducsay (Editor), Rick Heinrichs (Production Designer), Peter Swords King (Hair and Make-Up Designer), and Mary Vernieu (US Casting Director).
They will be joining returning crew members Pippa Anderson (Co-Producer, VP Post Production), Neal Scanlan (Creature & Droid FX Creative Supervisor), Michael Kaplan (Costume Designer), Jamie Wilkinson (Prop Master), Chris Corbould (SFX Supervisor), Rob Inch (Stunt Coordinator), Ben Morris (VFX Supervisor), and Nina Gold (UK Casting Director). No story details have been released at this time. And none of the new characters have been announced. Take a look at Mark Hamill's latest selfie.