New STAR WARS Photos Reveal An X-Wing, A Droid, And Some Guy We’ve Definitely Never Seen Before

Let's pick apart some STAR WARS set photos.

Yesterday, Star Wars: Episode VIII director Rian Johnson posted two new set photos to his Tumblr page

Let's have a look. 

For starters, both photos are accompanied by the following caption:

"Good. Bad. I’m the guy with the microfiber sham. I can’t believe we’re halfway through the shoot. (We’re halfway through the shoot!)".

So you've got what appears to be an Imperial Gunner on the left, plus a character we've not seen before in the Star Wars universe: Greg, the microfiber sham guy. If we take Johnson's caption at face value, Greg will be neither hero nor villain. Greg's just a guy eking out a living in a galaxy far, far away, doing what he can with what he's got. I'm excited to learn more about Greg.

Now let's look at this other photo.

Well, now I don't know what to think. That's not Greg. Greg has a luxurious head of hair. Greg doesn't wear Polos. Who is this impostor? 

And here's an even better question: who's that handsome devil piloting the X-Wing? The Birth.Movies.Death. staff has its suspicions, but - despite our best efforts - we can't confirm anything at this time, because apparently some people take their NDAs way too seriously once they become big-time Hollywood hotshots. Whatever. 

Also there appears to be a droid of some sort chilling in the back of Mysterious Handsome Pilot's X-Wing. It does not appear to be an R2 unit. Anyone have any guesses what it might be? 

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