It seems that every day now, there’s breaking news on the development of the newest chapter of the Star Wars saga. Fear not, Dork Siders! We’re here to keep you posted on all the goings on surrounding Episode VII!
The production of Star Wars: Episode VII was put on a two week hiatus earlier this month but it appears that cameras will resume rolling very soon. It was reported in June that actor Harrison Ford had suffered an ankle injury on the Pinewood Studios set in London. Since that time, J.J. Abrams and crew were able to rearrange much of the shooting schedule and now it looks like they’re back on track.
From The Hollywood Reporter:
"Ford showing up — and appearing to be back in good health — at Monday’s The Expendables 3 premiere in Hollywood had Star Wars observers speculating that he is ready to return to a galaxy far, far away.Sources could not confirm if Ford was flying back to London to join the production."
Mark Hamill was photographed on Tuesday, at Pinewood Studios in London; more evidence that shooting is expected to resume very soon.
Mark Hamill poses outside of the Episode VII set at Pinewood Studios in London.
Fans have been waiting patiently for an official confirmation from Disney or Lucasfilm on whether or not Imperial Stormtroopers actually will appear in the next Star Wars film. If artist Tom Hodges is to be believed, then it’s a safe bet they will.
"Design artist Tom Hodges somehow has gotten a glimpse of the new stormtrooper from someone involved in the production of Star Wars: Episode VII. Having not been on set nor having signed any sort of contract, Hodges sketched out as close as he could what the newly designed helmet looks like. He shared the image below via Instagram but it has since been removed."
Hodges had initially posted his sketch to both his Instagram and Facebook accounts, but has since removed them. Thankfully, the internet is wonderful and the image was captured by our Dork Side staff:
Tom Hodges‘ sketch of the new Episode VII Stormtrooper helmet.
It wasn’t just Stormtrooper helmets that found their way to the internet this week. Even more photos were leaked from the alleged Millennium Falcon set at Pinewood Studios. You can see the photos yourself by checking out the report at MakingStarWars.Net. WARNING! SPOILER ALERT!
Keep checking back with us here at DSOTF for more updates on Star Wars: Episode VII!