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Star Wars: Episode VIII director releases new set photo

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The Jedi are alive and well

Star Wars: Episode VIII is nearing completion on principal photography, according to director Rian Johnson, who took to Tumblr yesterday to share a new set photo. It can be seen below.

Previously, Johnson has shared teaser images of the different aircraft and sets that will appear in the movie, and this time around, he gave us our first look at the Jedi robes that they'll be wearing. Johnson didn't specify who the robes belong to, but added that they were in the home stretch.

Star Wars Episode VIII set

Johnson and his crew have been set up in London's Pinewood Studios, the same location used to shoot the majority of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The director hasn't shared any details about what fans can expect out of the new movie, but it's still in relatively early stages of production.

The film is expected to pick up where The Force Awakens ends, with Rey returning Luke Skywalker's lightsaber to him on what appears to be a deserted planet.

Star Wars: Episode VIII won't be released until Dec. 15, 2017Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the first film in the anthology spinoff series, is currently undergoing reshoots, but is expected to be released Dec. 18, 2016.