SPOILERS FROM STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS & STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII MAY BE DISCUSSED BELOW:
According to our buds at The Movie Bit they believe:
the little person who came ashore this evening was indeed Kenny Baker, who of course plays R2-D2.
That is indeed an interesting notion. We believed that at the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Rey, BB-8, and Chewbacca traveled to the location to find Luke Skywalker. Artoo being there certainly implies he could have gone with them. That isn’t to say that happens. For all we know, Chewbacca visits them between films and Artoo ends up there or something like that.
Nathan Hamill has been posting very cool photos of Ireland in the last few days which indicates that Mark Hamill is conducting his shooting on the island now as well.
Yesterday was to be first real day of shooting for Star Wars: Episode VIII but weather made it difficult for the boats and shooting was postponed until today. With that said, today marks the first real day they were able to shoot for the second installment in the sequel trilogy.
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