It's already known for a while that Star Wars: Episode VIII production would return to Ireland later this year to shoot more scenes. Today, the Irish Star Wars podcast Blabba the Hutt shared some details about new locations where filming will take place. According to them, the English Market in Cork is being prepared for the arrival of Star Wars characters.
As for where in the galaxy this location will be, the podcast reports that it will bedifferent from the majority of scenes in Ireland are being shot for. All the filming in Ireland has been rumored to be for Ach-To (the planet seen at the end of The Force Awakens, where Rey met Luke, but according to Blabba the Hutt:
"We believe that this setting looks like it might be the first Irish location which will not be used for Ahch-to. It is more likely that it will become a part of the world created in
. The Cork shoot is rumoured to be taking place in the last week in April, with 100 crew members moving into Cork. Sections of the market will be closed off for set design purposes, but when production starts, the entire market will be closed to the public.
Whats even cooler is that not only are the local traders getting compensated for the time their stalls will be closed, but some of them are actually being given roles as extra's in the market!"
Of course, this is just a rumor for now until Lucasfilm or Disney confirm it; however, if this ends up being an actual setting for the movie, it would be interesting to see how the English Market would be transformed for the movie.
Star Wars: Episode VIII will be released in theaters on Dec. 15, 2017.
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