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Star Wars: Episode VIII Filming Teased In New Shot

by Andrew Reiner on Apr 05, 2016 at 07:18 AM

Filming for Star Wars: Episode VIII is in full swing, and it would appear Lupita Nyong'o (who plays Maz Kanata) is working was recently working on a CGI-heavy shot. The image was posted on Tumblr by Episode VIII's director Rian Johnson.

The openness of the set makes it look like this shot involves a degree of movement for Maz. It would also appear Nyong'o is rigged with gear that allows her to see Maz's facial movements as she performs her scene.

Disney also released a new Force for Change video that gives us a good look at Mark Hamill's acting from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Force for Change has raised over $10 million dollars to date with funds being donated to various charities and organizations intent on helping people and communities.

From April 5 to May 4, Force for Change is running a new campaign that matches every dollar fans submit up to $1,000,000 total. The charities supported are UNICEF Kid Power, American Red Cross, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and Make-A-Wish. You can donate and learn more about Force for Change right here.