Rian Johnson Shares 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' Photos

Rian Johnson Shares 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' Photos

Apr 29, 2016

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As we anxiously await Star Wars: Episode VIII, writer/director Rian Johnson has kindly shared two new photographs from behind the scenes via social media, as well as a little news.

The photographs (above and below) are captioned: “Good. Bad. I’m the guy with the microfiber sham.”

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The quotation is an apparent reference to a scene in Sam Raimi's Army of Darkness, in which Ash (Bruce Campbell) faces off against himself. Watch the clip below; the dialogue in question can be heard near the end.

For those who are not familiar with cleaning products, a microfiber sham is a cloth commonly used to clean windows. The photographs appear to indicate that microfiber shams existed "a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away."


As for the news, it's right there in Johnson's caption: "I can’t believe we’re halfway through the shoot. (We’re halfway through the shoot!)" We know that principal photography on the movie began on February 15.

That suggests production will continue through mid-July. The movie is scheduled to open in theaters on December 15, 2017.

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