Mark Hamill: Luke Skywalker Reports To 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' Set

Dustin Wicksell

According to new reports from Ireland, Mark Hamill has reported to the set of Star Wars: Episode VIII, putting Luke Skywalker back in action in the sequel to The Force Awakens.

The Irish Examiner reports that the cast and crew of Rian Johnson's as-yet-unnamed Star Wars sequel has reported to County Kerry in order to film scenes on the rocky island of Skellig Michael. The location also served as a backdrop for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, though the exact nature of the scenes filmed there remains unknown. Among the cast who were on hand was Hamill, who is reportedly set to appear once again as Luke Skywalker in the upcoming film.

"A crew of around 100 people and cast members, including Mark Hamill who will reprise his Luke Skywalker role, are expected to be on the boats due to leave Portmagee today at 7am."

— Syfy UK (@SyfyUK) September 16, 2015

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— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) September 14, 2015

Secrecy surrounds the newest Skellig Michael shoot, with those who are involved locally having signed confidentiality agreements. Though fans will have to wait nearly two years to see the production's work this week on screen, Mark Hamill will return as Luke Skywalker (alongside Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher) in just a few months, when Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens.

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