Star Wars: Episode VIII Finishes Filming, Daisy Ridley and Mark Hamill Share Pictures

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It’s official: as of last night, Star Wars: Episode VIII, which began filming at Pinewood Studios in London on February 15, 2016, has wrapped. To commemorate the end of production, Daisy Ridley shared a photo on Instagram. This photo features her as Rey holding her lightsaber in a darkened setting. We can’t glean much from the photo, but any peeks at Episode VIII are enticing. She captioned the photo by writing, “And that is a wrap on Star Wars Episode VIII. My heart is brimming. #reyout”

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And that is a wrap on Star Wars Episode VIII. My heart is brimming. #reyout

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Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) also shared a pic, his from the film's wrap party. He captioned his photo by writing, “Saying goodbye is hard when you've had the time of your life. I can't thank the cast and crew enough, I couldn't have done it without you. Loads of love, mh.” We can't help but wonder if there's anything more to that “Saying goodbye is hard” bit. Will Luke be back for Episode IX or … ?

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Star Wars: Episode VIII releases in theaters on Dec. 17, 2017, so it’s still a ways off. Luckily, we’ve got Rogue One to tide us over until then, which just got a new highlight reel (which you can watch here;) from the annual Star Wars Celebration, occurring today in London.

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