STAR WARS: J.J. Abrams, Mark Hamill & Daisy Ridley Snapped Near Kerry Set

Though not actually pictured filming scenes for Star Wars: Episode VII on Skellig Michael off the coast of Kerry, the trio were spotted nearby. Now that it's been confirmed that Ridley is shooting there, it gives way to interesting speculation as to what these scenes will entail..

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 8/1/2014
Star Wars: Episode VII has concluded its 3-day shoot in County Kerry, Ireland. Director J.J. Abrams flew into Kerry on Monday with about 15  members of the cast and crew, and were then driven to Portmagee to stay in a hotel in Waterville. Though some of the crew were snapped from a distance setting up on the island of Skellig Michael, nobody was able to get a pic of Mark Hamill or any other cast members in costume, shooting scenes. But, we do have the below images taken around Waterville. The fact that Hamill and young British actress Daisy Ridley (believed to be playing Luke Skywalker's niece) were reportedly the only two main cast members present, has led to speculation that the Island will be used as the planet/location where Luke has been in self imposed isolation, and where he will be found again by Ridley's character.

Star Wars Episode VII director, J.J. Abrams out for a stroll in Kerry

Sightings Around The Set Of Star Wars - July 30, 2014 : News Photo


Thanks to Getty Images for the Daisy Ridley picture. Star Wars: Episode VII stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, David Oyelowow, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong'o and Gwendoline Christie, who all join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker. The movie opens worldwide on December 18, 2015.
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Sipprelle - 8/1/2014, 4:06 AM
Jeez, when the title said snapped I thought it meant snapped as in they flipped the f*ck out and started beating the hell out of people hahaha.
Doopie - 8/1/2014, 4:08 AM
'snapped' could be misinterpreted but it's not as bad as 'shot'
blackandyellow - 8/1/2014, 4:13 AM
Hamil looks like someone you'd see drunk off his ass by 9 AM in a trailer park.
SuperCat - 8/1/2014, 4:15 AM
I'm liking bearded Hamill.
RorMachine - 8/1/2014, 4:15 AM
That is what i meant. Just after that pic of Hamill was taken he assaulted the guy beside him with his copy of Empire.
Doopie - 8/1/2014, 4:16 AM
lol - death by Empire magazine
Sipprelle - 8/1/2014, 4:18 AM
@RorMachine Oh shit
Sipprelle - 8/1/2014, 4:18 AM
I like how Mark now looks more similar to Kenobi did in A New Hope. All bearded and scraggly like.
Gmoney84 - 8/1/2014, 4:35 AM
Empire magazine...how ironic.
Ceejay - 8/1/2014, 4:40 AM
Poor Luke never had a look of his own after the first two movies.

In this film he's being made to look like Ben Kenobi and in Return of the Jedi he was made to look like his aunt Beru..

CaptShipwreck - 8/1/2014, 4:42 AM
Good to see an old friend
michaeljames - 8/1/2014, 4:45 AM
that beard...
Floke - 8/1/2014, 4:50 AM
So the Empire is still around then and they even have their own magazine. Cool. I wonder what new mega weapon is shooting those marvel blasts into space.
RebelVulcan - 8/1/2014, 4:51 AM
Love how a Jedi has a copy of 'Empire' magazine, if you catch my drift....
jj2112 - 8/1/2014, 5:11 AM
Yeah but it seems that Marvel is a new menace in the galaxy now
fanDomX - 8/1/2014, 5:35 AM
Been waiting a loooooooong time for this. Even when Lucas himself said there would be no more, somehow i knew there would be more Star Wars.
Gandhi - 8/1/2014, 5:50 AM
Hamil looks like someone you'd see drunk off his ass by 9 AM in a trailer park.

It's the same vibe, jedi masters have that drunk trailer guy aura.
Gandhi - 8/1/2014, 6:15 AM







Gandhi - 8/1/2014, 6:17 AM
ManDeth - 8/1/2014, 6:37 AM
Hopefully Harrison Ford had lipo on his fat face before filing SW7. It was a horrible site in Expendables 3.
Pasto - 8/1/2014, 6:44 AM
#DeathByEmpire
IronMountaineer - 8/1/2014, 6:45 AM
@RebelVulcan I see what you did there!

JorL5150 - 8/1/2014, 6:52 AM
He looks how I feel.

Drunk delirious horny and happy.
RedNTheHood - 8/1/2014, 7:11 AM
Holy shit...he had the GOTG issue of EMPIRE....

GOTG IS THE NEXT STAR WARS!!!! CONFIRMED BY MARK HAMILL!!!!
NovaCorpsFan - 8/1/2014, 7:17 AM
Are they at a hostel? I know there are hundreds of thousands of stone walls in Kerry, but Christ that looks a lot like the hostel we stay at when my youth club's down in Kerry.
Pasto - 8/1/2014, 7:18 AM
Is a hostel a hotel?
ManDeth - 8/1/2014, 7:46 AM
Guardians Of The Galaxy might be a good movie but will it be a big deal in 30 or 40 years? Will the original cast be teaming with a new cast then?

The answer in NO! So it's not the next Star Wars.
TyrantBoss - 8/1/2014, 7:50 AM
@ManDeth I think the comparisons to Star Wars are more along the lines of the feelings of newness, fantasy and adventure that the audience feels after watching GOTG. That's pretty much as far as the comparison's go.

Since the original Star Wars came out people have been trying to recapture the magic, or a sense of the magic, that accompanied the films opening. Let's be honest...Star Wars changed everything. Before that we had 2001:A Space Odyssey and Planet of the Apes. We had nothing even remotely close to Star Wars.
ManDeth - 8/1/2014, 8:00 AM
@TyrantBoss Star Wars kinda broke ground on the last undiscovered country. There had been space related stories but none with such imagination or such grand context.

There really can't ever be another Star Wars. Lucas popped the cherry of space-operas in 77. It's not virgin territory anymore.
RetroFit - 8/1/2014, 9:55 AM
So much for a glorious New Republic where Luke Skywalker has rebuilt the Jedi Order! Sounds like everything fractured into 100s of systems and now they are ALL vulnerable to a new evil, especially without the Jedis being reestablished. Interesting!
case - 8/1/2014, 10:16 AM
Haha. Hyperspace. If you pulled that trick there's not even time to gloat.
FerFogs - 8/1/2014, 10:17 AM
Luke has an Empire mag that says "Marvel Blasts into Space".

GoTG - SW crossover confimed!

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