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‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ set photos leak, reveal new characters

Star Wars Episode VIII Set Photos Leak

While Star Wars: Episode VIII isn’t going to release until 2017, the movie is being filmed right now and TMZ on Monday scored some exclusive photos from the set that reveal some new characters. The current filming is taking place in Croatia and TMZ says that the pictures include “two new alien species … and a land speeder, which looks like an upgrade from any of the pod racers” that appeared in The Phantom Menace. Let’s go over some of the highlights.

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Here is the land speeder that TMZ talked about:

And here is one of the aforementioned creatures:

…and here is the other…

He looks like an absolutely charming fellow!

It looks like all these characters are going to a formal event of some kind. Here, for instance, are two human women dressed up:

None of these pictures give us a lot of information about what’s going on, however. It does look like we’ll get more action in urban settings in Episode VIII, which will be a nice change since most of the action in the last movie took place on the planet of Jakku. We still have little indication on the plot of the new movie though you’d assume a lot of it would involve Rey’s training as a Jedi with Luke.

Check out the entire gallery of pictures at this link.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.