A Featurette on Filming a Scene for 'The Force Awakens' in Ireland

January 4, 2016
Source: YouTube

The Force Awakens in Ireland

By now, hopefully everyone has seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens at least once, because it's time to delve into spoiler territory. The Irish Tourism Board has launched a new featurette on Star Wars, focusing on the one major scene that was filmed there. The scene was shot on the island Skellig Michael, and it's the very last scene in the movie, involving a certain Skywalker character. It's a beautiful location that is used nicely, and the video shows how they worked to get the shots they needed without causing any harm to the environment. This is more of a tourism video to attract fans to Ireland to check out this location, but it's also cool to see a few more behind-the-scenes shots from this most recent Star Wars adventure. Fire it up below.

New featurette for Star Wars: The Force Awakens on filming in Ireland, on YouTube (via SlashFilm):

For more updates on Star Wars, follow @starwars. Once you've seen TFA, join the debate in our Sound Off. According to MTV, Ireland's Tourism Board is counting on Star Wars fans to make the trip and visit there.

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, continuing the beloved original trilogy about Luke, Leia, Han & Chewie that ended in 1983, is directed by J.J. Abrams, of the films Mission: Impossible 3, Star Trek, Super 8 and Star Trek Into Darkness. The screenplay is written by Lawrence Kasdan (Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Return of the Jedi, The Big Chill, The Bodyguard) and J.J. Abrams, with Kathleen Kennedy from Lucasfilm producing. This debut is the beginning of a brand new saga, with another trilogy planned for this storyline, with Rian Johnson and Colin Trevorrow lined up to direct. Disney, after acquiring Lucasfilm in 2012, released Star Wars: The Force Awakens in theaters everywhere December 18th, 2015.

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Reader Feedback - 12 Comments


"People are going to see the beauty of this area" for a whole two shots.

Lar Rackell on Jan 4, 2016


think they are referring to more shots coming in Episode 8 as this location is where filming starts in Jan

desispeed on Jan 5, 2016


Oh. Duh. That makes more sense.

Lar Rackell on Jan 5, 2016


I can't wait to see EP 7 for a second time more than watching Hateful Eight or Revenant the first time. Seriously.

ragethorn on Jan 4, 2016


Better watch the revenant, way better than the hateful eight...

ari smulders on Jan 5, 2016


I 2nd that

Buzz on Jan 5, 2016


Hateful Eight was awful. Just horse shit.

ragethorn on Jan 12, 2016


That place looks cool, but I the LOTR Kiwi locations all call to me more.

DAVIDPD on Jan 4, 2016


I liked the epilogue. Some people were saying that last scene was not tonally right with the rest of the movie. But it's fine, everything's fine. The only thing I didn't like it was the "handling the lightsaber" pose. Was awkward, even Lukes face was like "Don't point that s**t to my face". Anyways... cool video, though.

capitandelespacio on Jan 5, 2016


"Whoa--hey, watch where you point that thing!"

Lar Rackell on Jan 15, 2016


"Haven't you find a hand too..?"

capitandelespacio on Jan 17, 2016


I loved the end scene, it brought a tear in my eye!

ari smulders on Jan 5, 2016

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