Star Wars: Episode IX will begin filming at London’s Pinewood Studios on August 1, 2018. J.J. Abrams returns to direct the final installment of the Skywalker saga. Abrams co-wrote the screenplay with Chris Terrio…

That was the first line from last week’s casting announcement, and a look around the twittersphere shows that fans everywhere–and actor John Boyega in particular–are ready to go:

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My favorite insomniac, @Sleemo_ , already found some nuggets from Finn’s Instagram story:

And Anthony Daniels seemed to be in good company on the eve of filming:

And prior to today’s start of filming, Boyega had Insta’d a photo of his greeting new cast member Naomi Ackie:

Welcome to a whole new world Naomi Ackie! 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾

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Finally, and I know this is old (from a GQ shoot), but Oscar Isaac singing “Star Wars” slipped into my feed and became my personal theme song on this fun (but difficult to cover) first day of filming:

May the Force be with the cast and crew… JB

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