All throughout production, Rian Johnson’s Tumblr page has proven to be a bustling hub for Star Wars: Episode VIII, and now that production on Disney’s spacefaring sequel is entering “the home stretch,” it’s only fitting that the filmmaker takes to the social media channel to share what is surely one of the final set photos before Episode VIII moves into post.
It’s unclear exactly where the still below was taken, but what will really send the Star Wars community into a tailspin is the contents of said photo. Among the scattered filming equipment is a tattered robe that appears to be awfully similar to the one belonging to Luke Skywalker.
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With Johnson all but set to call a wrap on principal photography, could the director be hinting at a crucial scene involving Luke that takes place towards the end of Episode VIII? Or is it simply implying that Mark Hamill’s Jedi Master will play a bigger part in the 2017 blockbuster? Better still, is Rian Johnson tactfully stoking the embers of excitement with a behind-the-scenes money shot? We’ll leave that one up to you.
Star Wars: Episode VIII is slated for a December 17, 2017 release date. Elsewhere in Disney’s rejuvenated galaxy, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is currently undergoing extensive reshoots after top brass at the House of Mouse reportedly took issue with the initial cut.