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Star Wars Episode VIII Filmed in Bolivia. Familiar Ship Teased?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' started by SWNN Probe, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. SWNN Probe

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    A Spanish Star Wars fan site has worked tirelessly to confirm a month-old rumor about a filming location for Episode VIII, and they recently got the confirmation they sought through Lucasfilm themselves. At the filming location in Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia, a cockpit of a ship was seen, and its design may look somewhat familiar to fans of Return Of The Jedi.





    From Prensa Imperial (Translated):
    Prensa Imperial would later confirm that the rumors of filming were accurate (they specifically occurred in June 2016) and that the scene filmed was indeed included for a sequence in Episode VIII. Their report suggests that filming lasted for two days and involved none of the main cast, though a local of the area mentioned that he saw several Stormtroopers running. Some kind of special lighting was used during the scene to make the visuals of the scene stand out (since, as seen in the top image, the salt flat can look absolutely stunning and otherworldly under the right conditions). An image of the shoot was also shared on the website:

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    Does that cockpit look familiar? It should - it appears to be a modified version of a B-wing cockpit.



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    I should also note that the Resistance troop transport (which we see when Leia lands on Takodana) also has a B-wing cockpit, but the design of that ship looks significantly different from the one below.



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    So unless the Resistance transport gets a redesign, it's most likely a B-wing or some other ship. Hopefully, we'll get to see more classic ships return in Episode VIII - maybe alongside some new ones!



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  2. Julius Fett

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    Now this made me think we're getting into the nitty, gritty RJ stuff.

    Say what you may, but this location feels very, very important, and could perhaps even be where Rey learns of her family history or where VIII ends. The potential imagery - literal, beautiful reflection - that could be conveyed is astonishing. On the other hand, this also feels like it could be a very Force focused planet.

    Which is why the presence of stormtroopers has me...intrigued. I can't see them being allowed to shoot a major battle here, and I don't see them being willing to recreate such imagery in a soundstage for the sake of a battle.

    Perhaps I'm reading into it too much, but, if Rey does turn up...perhaps it's at the end of the film, and stormtroopers have her tracked down and surround her before the credits roll? In which case...urgh, I don't want a direct tie from VIII to IX. Okay, I'm definitely reading too much into this.

    But this location is almost too stunning - and visually on-the-nose - to not contribute to the greater story of the ST.
     
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  3. Pawek_13

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    Bolivia? Did not expect that. Anyway, this place looks amazing and I can't wait to see it on the big screen.
     
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    This is a nice place.
     
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    They apparently only shot there for four to five days and none of the main characters were involved. Sounds like this was some second unit stuff.
    It does look interesting though. I wonder if it's part of a montage or so.
     
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    Sounds like we are getting B-wings , A wings and Tie Bombers! If that is true I am happy as I was disappointing in only seeing X wings and Ties in TFA.
     
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    Yes indeed. It has my speculative juices flowing.
     
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    What I find amazing with Rogue One and Episode 8 is that AT LAST we seem to explore vistas that are just STUNNING and look different.

    Scariff was fantastic. From what we've seen so far from the visual of EPISODE 8.... again, looks different and new. I am excited.
     
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    This is the place where you get the sky mirror in the salt lake?
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    A battle or vision sequence here would look marvelously surreal. Someone give these location scouts a fricking medal!
     
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    They filmed when the lake was dry so no reflections and whatever that ship is, it's not a B-Wing.
     
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    It's not? :) Looks like modified version of a B-wing cockpit to me, hmm.
     
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