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Here are the first two set shots from Star Wars: Episode VIII

"WHAT DO THEY REVEAL!" we hear you cry. Well have a look...

Here are the first two set shots from Star Wars: Episode VIII

We might not know its title, but two new facts have emerged from the set of Star Wars: Episode VIII - leaked by the director himself, Rian Johnson.

To celebrate the milestone of reaching the halfway point of the film's shooting schedule, Johnson has shared two shots from the film's set on his Tumblr site.

"WHAT DO THEY REVEAL!" we hear you cry. Well, not a lot...

It's an X-Wing!

This just in: Star Wars: Episode VIII contains X-Wings!

No biggie. But it's nice to let our brains wonder at the implications. 

Big space battles? 

A new space-based threat for the Resistance? 

More opportunities for a decent Star Wars space combat game based on the film!?

We can but hope...


Shiny helmets!

Now this image will give fans a whole heap of mysteries to ponder over.

See that shiny helmet? It looks an awful lot like those worn by the Death Star Trooper's of the original films (which you can see here) - an odd, angular shape that looks more suited for cycling than space base work. 

As for that screen in the background? It looks an awful lot like some sort of beam trajectory - an angle for some big, powerful blaster. 

That chap with the cloth next to the helmeted figure? That's director Johnson.

Has the New Order created another super weapon? Or will we get flashback sequences to previous moments in the Star Wars saga?

Like we say, fun to ponder.