Strange Ships And New Aliens Feature In Star Wars: Episode VIII Set Photos; Billie Lourd Confirmed To Return


Production marches on on the set of Star Wars: Episode VIII, and as one of, if not the biggest projects currently in the works, the inevitable wave of set photos have begun to emerge.

Shedding light on Rian Johnson’s nascent blockbuster were a string of Twitter users, and after the jump you’ll be able to lay eyes on a host of new character costumes, strange aliens, and even a landspeeder.

Mild spoilers to follow, of course……


Per Twitter:

One cast member that will be reprising her role is Billie Lourd. Daughter to Carrie Fisher, Lourd’s young freedom fighter can be spotted within the Resistance base – sporting a very Princess Leia-esque hairstyle – and the actress confirmed to /Film recently that she’ll be back among the stars for Episode VIII.

Moreover, all of the core cast are primed to return, too, including Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, BB-8 and Gwendoline Christie’s badass Captain Phasma. Newcomers include Kelly Marie Tran, Benicio Del Toro and Laura Dern.

Star Wars: Episode VIII will make a galactic beeline into theaters on December 17, 2017. Before that, though, Gareth Edwards’ will be expanding the lore between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope with the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story later this year.