Star Wars: Episode 8 is halfway through shooting

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The adventures of Rey, Finn, and co will continue with Star Wars: Episode 8 next year, and director Rian Johnson has taken to his Twitter and Tumblr pages to announce that filming has reached the halfway point. He also shared a couple new images from the set of the highly anticipated movie, and you can check them out below...

As has been the case each time Johnson has shared a set photo, the new imagery doesn't reveal much. In this case, we get a snap of an X-Wing and an image of an unspecified crew member cleaning a control panel.  

Johnson's careful, unrevealing photo selection will likely continue as Episode 8 finishes up principal photography in the next few months. While we await more clues - and hopefully, some answers to imporant questions - we can at least be thankful that it looks like this year's Rogue One: A Star Wars story will satisfy our Star Wars cravings.

Directed by Rian Johnson and starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Laura Dern, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Gwendoline Christie, and Benicio del Toro, Star Wars: Episode 8 opens in cinemas on December 15, 2017.

Images: Disney/Lucasfilm

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