If you haven’t been on the internet in the last few days, then you’ve missed one of the biggest Star Wars news items…twice. Firstly, over forty photos were released on-line, taken by an extra during the Abu Dhabi shoot. Then yesterday came another set…
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The first set of photos contained shots of a market place looking very much like it was set on Luke Skywalker’s home planet of Tatooine. There were extras in thick heavy robes, a fenced area with alien signs hanging from it and a large pig like creature that allegedly contained five operators to give it life.
The second set of photos were taken from somewhere within the UK where props and sets are being constructed. The new set of photos contained images of the unmistakable Star Wars space craft, the Millennium Falcon, although still under construction. A variant of the X-Wing could also be seen in the photos as well as the large pig like creature making an appearance again. Maybe these were taken before it was shipped off to Abu Dhabi?
A few months ago a memo from director J.J Abrams leaked on-line and foretold that anyone working on Star Wars Episode VII found leaking pictures or information would be fired (DUH!) and he would make sure they would never work in the movie industry again!
These pictures were revealed by celebrity new site TMZ.com and I expect J.J. Abrams must me quite annoyed at the moment. He did however respond to the leaks today with the following tweet proving he has a pretty good sense of humour about the whole situation.
— Bad Robot (@bad_robot) June 4, 2014
If you didn’t know, the circular chess set table upon which the note is resting is from the Millennium Falcon. Its where Chewbacca and R2-D2 played the alien holographic game in the original Star Wars from 1977.