'Star Wars'
Britain's Prince Harry sits in an A-wing fighter as he talks with US actor Mark Hamill during a tour of the Star Wars sets at Pinewood studios in Iver Heath, west of London, Britain on April 19, 2016. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry are touring Pinewood to visit the production workshops and meet the creative teams working behind the scenes on the Star Wars films. Reuters/Adrian Dennis/Pool

“Star Wars: Episode 8” director Rian Johnson has released two new photos from the production set. The photos have a rustic feel to them and will remind fans of the original trilogy.

The director posted the two photos on Tumblr and announced that he is half way through the shoot. “Good. Bad. I’m the guy with the microfiber sham,” Johnson wrote in the post and said that he couldn’t believe that he is already half way through the shoot.

The first of the two photos is of the crew filming a scene with an X-Wing fighter plane, which is mostly used by the Resistance forces. The scene appears to have been filmed with a green screen in the background.

The second photo appears to be a control station of a base/ship that belongs to the First Order, judging by the black helmet of one of the extras in the scene. One of the crew members appears to be cleaning the panel before filming the scene.

The black and white pictures may remind the readers of the original trilogy that was made at a time when digital technology was not advanced and real props were used to film scenes. The new films in the franchise have been using CGI and other technologies to a great extent.

One of the main characters in the new trilogy has been created using CGI. Lupita Nyong’o’s character Maz Kanata has been created using the technology and Johnson previously shared a picture of the character on Tumblr. The picture shows how the actress brings the character to life by looking at the final outcome on the screen in front of her.

It is not clear who Maz Kanata will be sharing a scene in “Star Wars: Episode 8.” The character was the key in “The Force Awakens” and she helped Rey (Daisy Ridley) find her path in the movie.