The more things change…the more they still look like the Star Wars we know and love (aka Episodes 4 – 7, not the Prequels).
Star Wars: Episode VIII director Rian Johnson recently posted a handful of black-and-white photos from the set of the much anticipated next chapter in the saga. They appeared on his Tumblr account.
The first is of Johnson cleaning the windshield of an X-Wing. The second comes from a First Order base, with a costume that looks even more old school than anything in J.J. Abrams movie. The third and fourth pictures are from earlier this year; one of Lupita Nyong’o doing more motion capture for Maz Kanata, and then Director of Photography Steve Yedlin standing next to the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon.
The as-yet titled Episode VIII opens in roughly 18 months – December 15, 2017.
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