The Star Wars Cast Has Landed In Ireland & The Actors Present Are Very Interesting!

We’ve known for quite a while that Star Wars would be returning to Ireland to film for Episode VIII with filming taking place at in Skellig Michael & Dingle in Kerry, the English Market in Cork & Malin Head in Kerry. 

The Crew have been getting to work this week in building a Millenium Falcon in Malin Head but now the Cast have started to arrive & were spotted in Belfast Airport yesterday. The actors that departed the plane gave us a significant insight into what will happen in the Malin Head scenes…

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The actors that alighted from the plane were Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Daisy Ridley (Rey) and… drumroll please… Adam Driver (Kylo Ren)!

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Given how The Force Awakens ended, it was clear that Luke Skywalker & Rey would be present for the scenes to be filmed in Malin Head but the presence of Kylo Ren aka Ben Solo, Darth Vader’s grandson is something that has caught many by surprise and it opens up a world of possibilities.

The most likely scenario is that rather than wait for Rey to come to them, the First Order sends Kylo Ren to chase down Rey & Luke Skywalker in order to disrupt her Jedi training and bring her to Supreme Leader Snoke. This results in a kick ass lightsaber battle between Luke, Rey & Ren which may even result in the death of Luke Skywalker if young Solo’s history in killing beloved Original Trilogy heroes is anything to go by thus far. Filming taken place currently may be part of the finale of the film.

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Another possible scenario but one that is more theory on our behalf than anything else is that the events that happen in Malin Head bring Kylo Ren back to the light side. We already know from The Force Awakens that there is a beacon of hope within Kylo Ren which often calls to him. Although killing his father, Han Solo, was to be his last act to bring him deep into the Dark Side of the Force it is very possible that Kylo Ren performs a face-turn. He idolises his grandfather Darth Vader and wishes to finish what he started, but as we all know Vader was not immune to the Light Side of the Force in his final moments and in many ways was the real hero of Return of the Jedi.

Imagine a situation where Ren chases down Luke & Rey and battles them before Luke teaches Kylo Ren about the truth of Darth Vader, the Empire & the First Order leading to him breaking down and becoming the hero of the series along with Rey – who still may well be his cousin/sister. How awesome would that be?

Star Wars: Episode VIII is due for release in December 2017.

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