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Ahch-To Roundup: New behind the scenes on Skellig Michael video from The Force Awakens plus more Star Wars: Episode VIII set photos!

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Discover Ireland, Ireland’s official tourism site, posted an amazing behind-the-scenes video of Skellig Michael from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.  The brief video features Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, and J.J. Abrams, and offers some breathtaking shots of Skellig Michael and that incredible final scene from The Force Awakens.

What’s great is we get a variety of shots of Hamill as Luke Skywalker in the final scene (spoilers I guess… but at this point… come on) and some amazing wide shots of the island itself.

No surprise, given that the video is from Discover Ireland, but the video really does have a “wow” factor for the scenery.  Hamill describes Skellig as “indescribably beautiful” and Abrams simply says that the location is “a miracle.”  Hard to argue from what we see.  I know this sounds absurd, but the video absolutely gave me chills!

Thanks to BlabbatheHutt for the heads up!

Here’s a couple of tweets that scouted production offices and moving trucks in Malin Head. Thanks Kevan for these!

And thanks to reader Joel for the following images of Ceann Sibéal:

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Ron is an editor and content contributor to MakingStarWars.net. He loves Star Wars because it is the definitive modern day mythology and...because it has the coolest toys! Ron is still waiting for the day when engineers finally build a real lightsaber.