We've known for a while that the Star Wars Episode VIII production would be returning to Ireland later this year to shoot more scenes for a while now. Today, the Irish Star Wars podcast Blabba the Hutt revealed some new details about a new locations where filming will take place. The English Market in Cork is apparently being prepared for the arrival of characters from the galaxy far, far away. As for where in the galaxy is this location will be, Blabba the Hutt reports that it will be different from where the majority of scenes in Ireland are being shot for. So far, all filming in Ireland has been rumored to be for Ach-To (the planet from the end of The Force Awakens, where Rey met Luke). However, according to Blabba the Hutt,
We believe that this setting looks like it might be the first Irish location which will not be used for Ahch-to. It is more likely that it will become a part of the world created in Dubrovnik. The Cork shoot is rumoured to be taking place in the last week in April, with 100 crew members moving into Cork. Sections of the market will be closed off for set design purposes, but when production starts, the entire market will be closed to the public.
Whats even cooler is that not only are the local traders getting compensated for the time their stalls will be closed, but some of them are actually being given roles as extra’s in the market!
As always, this is just a rumor until confirmed or denied by Lucasfilm or Disney.
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