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Disney and Lucasfilm have been focusing their advertising and marketing on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story over the last several months, but now that the first Anthology film has had a few weeks to settle in theaters, attention will soon to Star Wars: Episode VIII. With the movie 11 months away, fans are still eagerly awaiting for the first official look at the next installment of the main Star Wars saga, and it looks like that may be coming soon from Mark Hamill's online show, Pop Culture Quest.
Earlier today, the Pop Culture Quest Twitter account sent out the enigmatic tweet above, adding no other information about what this exclusive Star Wars: Episode VIII look will be or when it exactly it will come. Now, if you follow Mark Hamill on Twitter, you know he's trolled fans before about providing a sneak peek of the next Star Wars movie. However, since this comes straight from the Pop Culture Quest account, we're more inclined to believe the online show has something legitimate to show off. It's about time!
For those who don't know, Pop Culture Quest follows Mark Hamill on as he tracks down and talks to the owners of distinctive pop culture collectibles and memorabilia. Although the first two Pop Culture Quest episodes were posted on YouTube for all to enjoy, it's now available only as part of the Comic-Con HQ streaming service, so if you want to be one of the first to learn what this Episode VIII look is, you'll need to start a subscription on the site. However, make no mistake that said look will soon spread online like wildfire. If you're looking for a primer on Pop Culture Quest, the first episode, which was centered around DC Comics, is available below.
So now comes the big question: what will the Star Wars: Episode VIII look be? At this time in 2015, The Force Awakens' teaser trailer had already been out two months, but since that was the first live action Star Wars movie to be released since 2005, Lucasfilm needed to get a jump start on building hype. The first possibility that comes to mind is the first Episode VIII trailer will be shown on Pop Culture Quest, but Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy suggested last month that will be saved for the springtime. Besides, a trailer that widely anticipated is something that should be released to the masses at once. Keeping in mind that Mark Hamill is the face of Pop Culture Now, it'd be cool if this look was an image of Luke Skywalker in Episode VIII, perhaps in a different costume or showing him with Rey on Ahch-To. At this point, though, anything is better than nothing, as fans are chomping at the bit for anything Episode VIII-related.
Star Wars: Episode VIII arrives in theaters on December 15, 2017.