New “Rogue One” Photos, “Episode VIII” FX Talk

A couple more images from the upcoming “Rogue One: A Star Wars” story have gone online over at Le Journal Des Sorties. The pics follow in the wake of a bunch of toy merchandise tie-ins for the film being released this past week. Check out the shots below.

In related news, actor Mark Hamill has revealed that his character of Luke Skywalker will have a major special effects sequence of his very own in Rian Johnson’s “Star Wars Episode VIII” which wrapped production during the Summer.

Hamill took the stage at Salt Lake City Comic-Con this week where he revealed the information during an answer to a question. Specifically he said (via

“But I came home and I realized oh my gosh, they have an interview for me tomorrow afternoon. I haven’t watched [The Killing Joke], and the day after I start on a sequence, an elaborate special effects sequence where I’m not going to be able to do anything. I have to focus specifically on the Episode VIII scene I’m doing.”

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” opens this December, “Star Wars: Episode VIII” will open December next year.