The last half of Star Wars: Episode VIII is currently shooting in Malin Head, Ireland. And today, we have the first set video featuring star Daisy Ridley in costume as Rey. She appears to be wearing the same uniform she had on at the end of The Force Awakens, when she meets Luke Skywalker for the first time. Though, we suspect she'll be getting a costume change at some point in the movie, if only to sell more action figures.
The video arrives courtesy of Twitter, and you can clearly hear the excitement of the two girls in the car upon seeing Rey in the flesh. Shooting was completed this weekend on the scenic cliffs of Malin Head. Also spotted in the area was the Millennium Falcon. And while there are no pictures, it is confirmed that Chewbacca was on location for these scenes. Though it isn't known if original actor Peter Mayhew was in the costume, or if it was his understudy and stand-in Joonas Suotamo, who will, at some point, completely take over the role.
Last week, we saw new photos surface of stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Daisy Ridley (Rey) and Adam Driver (Kylo Ren) arriving in Malin Head, Ireland. Along with their arrival in town, the Millennium Falcon has certainly made its presence known to the locals. This massive ship has been parked on the edge of a cliff, reportedly a mile from Banba's Crown, an area which is well known as a great spot to get pictures of the Northern Lights.
The Republic of Ireland's Aviation Authority has enlisted a strict "no-fly zones" around the set. The security in Donegal County is also very tight, with only one country road that leads to and from the set. Production is said to be wrapped in Malin Head, with the shoot shifting to the south of Ireland, close to the Skellig Michael Island set, where the final scene of Star Wars: The Force Awakens was shot, depicting Luke Skywalker's secret Jedi temple. It isn't known how this particular vehicle obtaining this set footage of Rey got on the country road.
The production has also been constructing Jedi Temple sets on a mountain headland dubbed Ceann Sibeal in Kerry County, where shooting is expected to take place later this month. Of course, we don't know exactly what will be shot in Ireland, but there have been plenty of rumors that have surfaced thus far. There has been speculation that the story follows Rey starting her Jedi training with Luke Skywalker, but that hasn't been confirmed yet. There have also been rumors that Kylo Ren will capture Poe Dameron and Finn to try and set a trap to draw Rey out of hiding.
Rian Johnson is directing Star Wars 8 from his own script, with Disney and LucasFilm setting a December 15, 2017 release date. Disney and LucasFilm still haven't revealed an official synopsis or any story details quite yet, but we'll be sure to keep you posted as soon as more details are released. Until then, check out the new video from the Ireland set of Star Wars: Episode VIII, arriving in theaters December 15, 2017. StarWarsPost.com has more photos you can check out, though we've included the video below.