We got a glimpse at one of the new cast members of Star Wars: Episode VII, and let's just say, he ain't pretty!

On-set photos from the franchise's latest installment, which is being filmed in Abu Dhabi, show a new creature being brought in, and the animal/alien is so large it had to be moved with a crane!

Sources tell TMZ, who obtained the secret photos, the giant beast is being manned by 5 men located inside its belly.

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According to various reports, the production team is hoping to use less CGI on the film to give it a closer resemblance to the original trilogy.

After the photos were released, Star Wars fans received even more exciting news when Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy announced the addition of two new cast members to the project.

Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o and Game of Thrones actress Gwendoline Christie have officially joined the J.J. Abrams-directed flick, though their roles remain tightly under wraps.

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Lupita Nyong'o (L) and Gwendoline Christie

Check out a few amazing set pictures below!

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