‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ New Photos Show Off Ship, Vintage Helmet

More than a year before we get to know what happens next to Rey and Luke Skywalker, director Rian Johnson offered a few teases for the fans until the next update on “Star Wars: Episode VIII.” Johnson took to his “lousy stinkin” Tumblr to share some big news with “Star Wars” fans.

“I can’t believe we’re halfway through the shoot. (We’re halfway through the shoot!)”

He also released some set photos showing himself in “action,” captioned: “Good. Bad. I’m the guy with the microfiber sham.”

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The second image shows a First Order base or ship and the iconic mask or headpiece that was made famous in the original trilogy. It looks like Johnson may be taking a page out of the original “Star Wars” movies and moving away from the helmets used in “Star Wars: A Force Awakens.”

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“Star Wars: Episode VII” stars  Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern, and Kelly Marie Tran. The film arrives in cinemas December 2017 from Walt Disney Pictures, locally distributed by Columbia Pictures.

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