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First clip of Star Wars Episode 8 released! Laura Dern joins the cast!

By on February 15, 2016

StarWars.com marked the beginning of Episode 8 principal photography at Pinewood Studios in London on February 15th, 2016 with a tantalising clip where we rejoin Rey & Luke Skywalker’s first encounter (that we know of… haha) on Ahch-To from the conclusion of The Force Awakens.

Along with welcoming back the cast of The Force Awakens (minus… sob… Harrison Ford) the article also welcomes Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro, Academy Award nominee Laura Dern, and “talented newcomer” Kelly Marie Tran.

Jurassic Park’s Laura Dern is in Episode 8.

Does this mean that Episode 8 is the first Star Wars film to begin RIGHT WHERE the previous one finished? Personally I was hoping we’d jump forward a year, but I’m not starting my “BOYCOTT EPISODE 8” petition just yet.

Ironically the revealed clip was filmed late last year in Skellig Michael… but we ain’t hating! Thanks for the clip Rian Johnson!

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