STAR WARS: EPISODE VII Set Photos [UPDATED] Featuring New Alien Creature

star-wars-logo

UPDATE: We just got an awesome set of photos courtesy of Daily Mail from the ultra-secretive Abu Dhabi set of Star Wars: Episode VII. Check ’em below.

UPDATE: Good news fans, Academy Award Winner Lupita Nyong’o and Game of ThronesGwendoline Christie have joined the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. I didn’t think it was gonna happen.

OK, OK, it’s time for Star Wars news, again. This time, set photos from Episode VII have begun to leak out. The celebrity gossip and entertainment news website TMZ published over 40 watermark photos from the Abu Dhabi, set which include close-up shots of some extras, the desert planet of Tatooine, and a new enormous pig-like alien creature.

In the meantime, filming has moved to stages in London where it will finish up the rest of the shoot (location shooting is reportedly also set to take place in New Mexico and Iceland).

J.J. AbramsStar wars: Episode VII will star John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow and returning stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, and will be released on December 18th, 2015.

Click over to TMZ to check out the new behind-the-scenes images that reveal a much more physical presence when compared to their CGI counterparts.

star-wars-episode-vii-pig-like-alien

Here’s a better look at massive four-legged alien creature, a cross between a rhinoceros, a pig and a bulldog, alongside two busted robots (who bear a resemblance to R2D2), sitting in what could be the remnants of a pod-racer; other show extras (who wear muted colored costumes) taking selfies on set.

Click on images to enlarge.

star-wars-episode-vii-abu-dhabi-set

star-wars-episode-vii-abu-dhabi-set

star-wars-episode-vii-abu-dhabi-set

star-wars-episode-vii-abu-dhabi-set

star-wars-episode-vii-abu-dhabi-set

star-wars-episode-vii-abu-dhabi-set

star-wars-episode-vii-abu-dhabi-set

star-wars-episode-vii-abu-dhabi-set

star-wars-episode-vii-abu-dhabi-set

star-wars-episode-vii-abu-dhabi-set

star-wars-episode-vii-abu-dhabi-set