New ‘Star Wars: Episode 8’ Set Photos Show Off the Millennium Falcon
Just a couple of days ago, director Rian Johnson shared two new photos from the set of Star Wars: Episode 8, one of which featured a Resistance X-Wing and a mysterious pilot. Today brings another sneak peek from the set, this time offering an unofficial look at a much bigger, much more notable spacecraft — you know, just in case you were concerned, for whatever reason, that the Millennium Falcon might be sitting this one out.
The Daily Mail shared the aerial photos of the Millennium Falcon on the set of Episode 8, which is currently filming in London. It looks as though they’ve at least partially recreated the Skellig Michael Island set from the final scene in The Force Awakens, which was also shown in the teaser Lucasfilm released to announce the start of production on the sequel:
What makes these photos more interesting are the recent reports about Lucasfilm’s intense new security measures, which include a team of drones equipped to take out other drones attempting to take spy photos from the airspace above the set. Those reports, however, suggested that the drone tactic was being implemented while Episode 8 filmed in Croatia back in March — it’s possible they were only used to protect major spoiler leaks during a sensitive period in production.
In any case, those are your first photos of the Millennium Falcon in Episode 8, last seen piloted by Rey to the planet Ahch-To to find Luke Skywalker.
Star Wars: Episode 8 hits theaters on December 15, 2017.
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