Carrie Fisher has begun filming Star Wars: Episode VIII, and to prove it she shared a snap of her adorable pet dog, Gary Fisher, lounging on her official chair at Pinewood Studios. While it is great that Fisher is already back on set filming General Leia scenes, the image is getting more attention for revealing the film's working title: Space Bear.
A production title is often used to disguise the true identity of the film to keep local onlookers and professional photographers away. So, don't read too much into "Space Bear," as it won't provide any clues about the film's plot. As an example: The Force Awakens working title was said to have been AVCO and Rogue One is supposedly Lunak Heavy.
Check out Fisher's tweet below.
Y🅾⛎🖐🏽🔔🇬🇧®🅰♑️🌀❔❕🤐 pic.twitter.com/Y3eyMSb48z— Carrie Fisher (@carrieffisher) February 19, 2016
Rey took her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and will continue her epic journey with Finn, Poe, and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the continuing Star Wars saga, Star Wars: Episode VIII, which began principal photography at Pinewood Studios in London on February 15, 2016.
Star Wars: Episode VIII, which is written and directed by Rian Johnson and continues the storylines introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, welcomes back cast members Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis. New cast members will include Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro, Academy Award nominee Laura Dern, and talented newcomer Kelly Marie Tran.
Star Wars: Episode VIII is scheduled for release December 15, 2017.