When it comes to Jedi training, Luke Skywalker is riding his Padawan pretty hard
The other day, Mark Hamill promised that he was going to share a special treat from Star Wars: Episode VIII in honor of star Daisy Ridley‘s 24th birthday today, April 10. Ever a Joker, Hamill today shared via Twitter the below Jedi training image from outside the Pinewood Studios soundstages where both actors have been shooting the latest chapter in the Star Wars saga. As you can see, Hamill is giving Ridley the same form of Jedi training that his Luke Skywalker received from Yoda!
Star Wars: Episode VIII, written and directed by Rian Johnson, continues the storylines introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and also welcomes back cast members Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis. New cast members will include Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro, Academy Award nominee Laura Dern, and talented newcomer Kelly Marie Tran.
Star Wars: Episode VIII is produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski. Joining the production crew will be some of the industry’s top talent, including Steve Yedlin (Director of Photography), Bob Ducsay (Editor), Rick Heinrichs (Production Designer), Peter Swords King (Hair and Make-Up Designer), and Mary Vernieu (US Casting Director). They will be joining returning crew members Pippa Anderson (Co-Producer, VP Post Production), Neal Scanlan (Creature & Droid FX Creative Supervisor), Michael Kaplan (Costume Designer), Jamie Wilkinson (Prop Master), Chris Corbould (SFX Supervisor), Rob Inch (Stunt Coordinator), Ben Morris (VFX Supervisor), and Nina Gold (UK Casting Director).
Star Wars: Episode VIII is scheduled for release December 15, 2017.
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) April 10, 2016