Star Wars: Episode 8 Set Pic References The Empire Strikes Back

by Damian Seeto


As he promised a few days ago, Mark Hamill teased a picture from the set of Star Wars: Episode 8. The picture may be familiar to those that have seen The Empire Strikes back.


Mark Hamill tweeted this picture with the message: “A long time ago (last week I think) In a galaxy far, far way( ) THIS happened! Happy Birthday Daisy!“. This picture harks back to The Empire Strikes Back when Yoda was on the back of Luke Skywalker. Now Skywalker is the one on the back of Rey training her in Episode 8.

If you have watched Star Wars 7: The Force Awakens already, you will know that Rey is force sensitive and quite powerful. Luke Skywalker on the other hand has been in hiding as he thinks it’s his fault that Kylo Ren went to the dark side. Now that Rey has managed to find him, Episode 8 will focus on Rey training to be a proper Jedi.

This is pretty much the only thing that we know about the story of Star Wars: Episode 8. There are many questions left to be answered in the new movie. People want to know who Rey’s parents are, if Finn still has a real family and the identity of Snoke among other things.

- This article was updated on:March 8th, 2018

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