Earlier this month, Mark Hamill revealed that production wraps on Star Wars: Episode VIII on Friday, July 22, which coincidentally falls on Star Wars Day at this year's San Diego Comic-Con. Unfortunately, there will be no Star Wars panel at SDCC this year, most likely because Star Wars Celebration is taking place in London this weekend. While there are still a few days left of shooting, both Mark Hamill and Daisy Ridley have confirmed on social media that they have both wrapped on this highly-anticipated sequel and the wrap party has already happened. With that, we get a video from Luke Skywalker himself that shows some very sexy Stormtroopers dancing for the crowd
Daisy Ridley announced that she had wrapped on Star Wars 8 by posting an image of her beloved character Rey holding a lightsaber on Instagram. The actress also revealed her "heart is brimming" in the post, but her co-star Mark Hamill took it one step further. The actor also shared a photo of his own on Instagram, offering fans a glimpse inside the wrap party for this sequel. Here's what he had to say on social media below.
"Saying goodbye is hard when you've had the time of your life. I can't thank the cast and crew enough, I couldn't have done it without you. Loads of love, mh #StarWars #EpVIII #WrapParty"
The actor, who recently shaved off his Jedi beard, also took to Facebook last night to share a video from the wrap party, showcasing a group of dancing Stormtroopers. According to Heroic Hollywood, this group is known as Boogie Storm, who have appeared on the TV series Britain's Got Talent. These dancers are seen in this video performing to hit songs like "Gangam Style" by Psy, "Single Ladies" by Beyonce and "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)" by Silento.
With the production winding down, the cast and director Rian Johnson are expected to appear at Star Wars Celebration this weekend in London, but it hasn't been confirmed if any footage, photos or posters will be unveiled during this event. We still have roughly a year and a half until Star Wars 8 hits theaters on December 15, 2017, so we'll have to wait and see when the first footage will be unveiled. Until then, check out this video from the Star Wars: Episode VIII wrap party, along with Mark Hamill and Daisy Ridley's photos.