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Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill celebrate 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' wrap on social media

By
Wade Sheridan
Daisy Ridley arrives on the red carpet for the 88th Academy Awards on February 28, 2016. Ridley along with her Star Wars co-star Mark Hamill celebrated the wrapping of Episode VIII on social media. File Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
Daisy Ridley arrives on the red carpet for the 88th Academy Awards on February 28, 2016. Ridley along with her "Star Wars" co-star Mark Hamill celebrated the wrapping of "Episode VIII" on social media. File Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo

LONDON, July 14 (UPI) -- Daisy Ridley and Mark Hamill have taken to social media to celebrate the end of principal photography on Star Wars: Episode VIII.

"And that is a wrap on Star Wars: Episode VIII. My heart is brimming. #reyout," Ridley wrote on Instagram Wednesday alongside a photo of her character Rey standing with her eyes closed as she holds a blue lightsaber.

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"Saying goodbye is hard when you've had the time of your life. I can't thank the cast and crew enough, I couldn't have done it without you. Loads of love, mh #StarWars #EpVIII #WrapParty," Hamill said on Instagram a day before, sharing a photo of the colorful wrap party that took place at the Natural History Museum in London after principal photography had ended.

The highly-anticipated sequel to Star Wars: The Force Awakens directed by Rian Johnson, is due in theaters Dec. 15, 2017.

And that is a wrap on Star Wars Episode VIII. My heart is brimming. #reyout

A photo posted by @daisyridley on

Hamill also shared on Facebook a video from the wrap party that featured a group of dancing Stormtroopers who performed dance hits including Silento's "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae), Psy's "Gangnam Style," and Beyonce's "Single Ladies." "These guys (& girls) were AMAZING! ‪#‎EPVIIIWrapParty‬ ‪#‎TheEmpireShakesItsBooty‬ ‪#‎SexyStormtroopers‬," he captioned the clip.

In June, Hamill addressed death rumors surrounding his character Luke Skywalker after comments he made about being out a job in reference to filming wrapping up on Episode VIII. "I meant 'out of work' because #Ep8 is wrapping soon OK? #DontOverThinkEVERYTHING #ParsingHamill #WaitForVIII," he wrote on Twitter at the time to clear the air.

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