'Star Wars: Episode 8' production update: Filming wraps; Big party in London with cast and crew

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Actor Mark Hamil arrives at the European premiere of "Captain America, Civil War" at a shopping centre in east London, Britain April 26, 2016.
Actor Mark Hamil arrives at the European premiere of "Captain America, Civil War" at a shopping centre in east London, Britain April 26, 2016. Reuters/Toby Melville

Filming of “Star Wars: Episode 8” wrapped earlier than expected, and the cast and crew had a big party in London to mark the completion. The director and some of the cast members shared pictures from the event.

Director Rian Johnson got the fans excited by sharing a picture of the venue of the party, but didn’t say anything. Some of the fans were confused about what the picture was about. The clarity came when he shared another picture from the same location, and this time words were not needed to explain that it was a party.

 

 

A photo posted by Rian Johnson (@riancjohnson) on Jul 10, 2016 at 7:02pm PDT

 

Credit: Instagram/ Rian Johnson

 

 

A photo posted by Rian Johnson (@riancjohnson) on Jul 10, 2016 at 7:46pm PDT

 

Credit: Instagram/ Rian Johnson

Lead cast member John Boyega (Finn) shared a picture from before the party started. This is the second wrap party of the franchise that the actor is attending, but he described the experience to be “surreal.” He said that being involved with these movies was “life changing.”

 

 

At home buzz before the wrap party! Another chapter done. Although this is the second time it still feels surreal being involved in such a life changing project. As I go onto other movies I take with me great memories!  #Oneisfeelingonesself  P.S. To everyone that has supported me since attack the block I thank you for encouraging me! This new life is tricky to take in but it's always nice to have people route for you. LOVE! ❤ ️

A photo posted by BOYEGA (@jboyega_) on Jul 10, 2016 at 4:47pm PDT

 

Credit: Instagram/ John Boyega

“As I go onto other movies I take with me great memories!” Boyega wrote in his post, leading to some concern that Finn will die in “Star Wars: Episode 8.” The actor thanked all the fans who supported him and encouraged him. He said that his new life was “tricky to take in,” but it was nice to have people supporting him.

The party was also attended by Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron). The actor shared a few photos of selfies from the event.

 

 

#oscarisaac at the Star Wars Episode 8 wrap party in #London #starwars #starwarsepisode8 #poedameron #offset #londonlife #starwarsfan #poedameron #daisyridley #johnboyega #poedameronday #londoneye #londoncalling #poedameronday #starwarsfans

A photo posted by Oscar Isaac Fans (@oscarparadise) on Jul 10, 2016 at 4:02pm PDT

 

Credit: Instagram/ Oscar Isaac

Perhaps the one cast member who enjoyed taking selfies the most at the party was Mark Hamill. He also shared a few pictures from the event. The actor said that the fans spent a lot of time apologising to him before taking a picture, but the gracious actor said that that was not necessary as he loves selfies.

 

 

Credit: Twitter/ Mark Hamill

 

 

Credit: Twitter/ Mark Hamill

Anthony Daniels (C-3PO) said that the “Star Wars: Episode 8” wrap party was the “best” one this year. He said that he had just as much fun at the party as he had while filming the movie.

 

 

Credit: Twitter/ Anthony Daniels