Looks like filming for a highly-anticipated, key sequence in "Star Wars Episode 8" has been wrapped. The cast and crew members for the upcoming Star Wars sequel recently finished shooting in Ireland — the location for Ahch-To, the island site of the first Jedi Temple where Rey found Luke Skywalker at the end of "The Force Awakens."
According to ComicBook.com, the scene — possibly involving a major showdown — has been shot. "That island became the shoot for the first teaser footage for Episode VIII, directed by Rian Johnson, and is rumored to be the location of a climactic scene in the film," states the website.
The report adds that actors Daisy Ridley (Rey), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), and Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) were all "spotted arriving back in Ireland a few weeks ago for the shoot."
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" ended with Rey finding Luke — who had retreated into a self-imposed exile to the island. The cliffhanger ending led to several questions and theories about Rey's mysterious connection and relationship with Luke.
Filming of "Star Wars 8" will now continue inside studios in London before moving into the year-and-a-half long process of post-production. The film is slated to be released in December 2017.
Meanwhile, since a great deal of footage has already been shot, fans can maybe expect a teaser trailer of the film to be showcased at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con in July this year.