Falcon Photos From The “Episode VIII” Set

New photos and videos from the UK set of Rian Johnson’s “Star Wars: Episode VIII” have revealed the Millennium Falcon and filming on what will likely be its first appearance in the next chapter of the new trilogy.

The new film is expected to begin where ‘Force Awakens’ left off, with Rey and Luke Skywalker on that rocky island on the remote planet of Ahch-To (in real life Skellig Michael off the Irish coast). As the Irish location is remote and a hazard for filming, building a life-size starship there would be effectively impossible.

Instead, the crew have recreated part of the island on a hillside by Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, with the iconic spacecraft at the base of that fake location. Check them out below, the film itself opens December next year.