Reports are emerging that appear to confirm cast and crew have landed on Malin Head to shoot the latest instalment of Star Wars, the as-yet-untitled episode eight.

Images captured by the Belfast Telegraph appear to reveal one of the film’s biggest stars taking shape on the Wild Atlantic Way.

Construction has begun on Han Solo’s famous Millennium Falcon as well as what looks like a star base from a far off planet.

Filming is expected to take place over the coming days and last for months.

Road closures have been in place around the area, but this has not stopped eager Star Wars fans flocking to the area to catch a glimpse of the action to get a clue as to what the next film may have in store.

Skellig during filming

Holiday homes and B&Bs in the area have been reportedly booked solid for months to accommodate the fleet working on the production.

Filming has taken place across Ireland, both for JJ Abram’s last film and the new blockbuster. Skellig Michael – a UNESCO World Heritage Site off the Ring of Kerry on the west coast – featured in the 2015 Force Awakens and was centre stage in the first teaser trailer of episode eight.

A Jedi temple has also appeared in Kerry and work is reportedly underway in Cork on a set.

Episode VII: The Force Awakens was the highest grossing movie of all time on its release in December.

Check out the amazing images captured by the Belfast Telegraph here.

Source: Belfast Telegraph

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