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Shooting on the second installment in the new Star Wars movie franchise is set to resume on Skellig Michael.

A production video, released by Disney LucasFilm today, shows Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker and Daisy Ridley as Rey on Skellig Michael, as they were at the finale of The Force Awakens.

Disney also released details of key cast and crew for Episode VIII including new additions Benicio Del Toro and Laura Dern - who visited West Kerry in recent times to accept an award from the Dingle Film Festival.

From left, Cecelia Peck, Micheal de Mordha, Laura Dern and Maurice Galway in Ionad an Bhlascaoid, Dún Chaoin, last Wednesday. Photo by Marian O'Flaherty

Filming is taking place at Pinewood Studios in London, with location shooting in Skellig Michael and Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Landowners in Ballyferriter are also believed to have entered into confidentiality agreements to facilitate filming at Ceann Sibeál in the West Kerry Gaeltacht.

Star Wars: Episode VIII is due for cinema release on December 15, 2017.