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5 things the leaked pictures of Luke’s Jedi Temple in Star Wars: Episode VIII are secretly telling us

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The spoilers are strong with this one

On 28 April, Star Wars: Episode VIII director Rian Johnson teased the world. Well, those amongst it who consider themselves Star Wars fans at any rate.

To mark reaching the half way point on the film's production, he released two images from its secretive set. We marvelled at them, examining every inch of them to tease out their hidden clues and implications. There weren't many.

Not like these gems. 

Taken by Irish news site Independent.ie, the following images show just what Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) has been getting up to on remote planet Ahch-To - a location introduced at the close of The Force Awakens. Those first shots were filmed on the remote island of Skellig Michael, while Episode VIII relocates Skywalker's retreat to Ceann Sibéal on the Dingle Peninsula, Ireland.

Now's your final chance to turn away from the Dark Side of spoilers...

 

  • 5 things the leaked pictures of Luke's Jedi Temple in Star Wars: Episode VIII are secretly telling us

    The First Jedi Temple

    These eight huts - built to resemble the real-life monastic settlement that exists on Skellig Michael - make up the first Jedi Temple, a location Luke Skywalker seeks out after his own attempt at setting up a Jedi training academy ends in disaster.

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    Expect training montages

    It's thought that this is the location that Luke will put Rey (Daisy Ridley) through her paces, training her in the ways of the Force.

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    You're not going to be able to visit them

    Due to the nature of the filming agreement Disney signed with Kerry County Council, this construction is only temporary. It'll be demolished as soon as filming is complete - so extinguish those Star Wars pilgrimage plans before you're disappointed. 

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    The Millennium Falcon has been spotted as well

    Snapped on a film set far, far away (in Buckinghamshire), the Millennium Falcon also appears to still be located on the luscious green Ahch-To.

    We've got no idea what's going on with that big gnarled tree, but it looks pretty darn cool.

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    It's only temporary...

    ...that could mean we only get to see the Jedi temple for Episode VIII - if it were a location that we'd be headed back to in Episode IX, wouldn't Disney would have sought a location they'd be able to leave a permanent structure?

    Okay, we're grasping at straws here, but it's fun to speculate, right?

    [Via: Independent.ie]

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