Rogue One Set Pics, SW8 Slight Delay

Filming is well underway on “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” the upcoming first of the “Star Wars” spin-off films. Today, TMZ has posted some new shots from the set.

The photos show off not only crashed starships but what appears to be the bodies of dead Stormtroopers. Gareth Edwards helms the film which opens December next year. Set between the prequel and original trilogy, the story is said to follow a group sent out to score a copy of the plans for the original Death Star.

Meanwhile, rough seas and high winds around Portmagee and Skellig Michael reportedly saw the first day of filming on Rian Johnson’s “Star Wars VIII” cancelled.

The Irish Times reports that conditions were bad enough to prevent the film crew’s boats from transporting the cast and crew out to the island. Over 100 mm of rain has fallen in the area since Friday.