Welcome back to DSOTF, folks! There’s been some big time excitement surrounding the latest leaked Episode VII set photos. That’s right, Dork Siders! It’s time to kick off your weekend with some very spoilerrific imagery.
The last few days have been quite exciting, so let’s catch you all up on what’s been going down.
Here’s where the fun begins…
WARNING! POTENTIAL SPOILERS AHEAD. BIG TIME SPOILERS. GUNGANS NO LIKEN OUTSIDERS.
Okay, we got rid of all those spoilerphobes? Good. How would you like to see brand new photographs of the Millennium Falcon? Read on!
On Wednesday evening, some new images of some classic Star Wars fighters appeared on Twitter. The Airbourne Aviation School in Hampshire was able to take some aerial photos of a film set which featured life-size models of both the Falcon and an X-Wing fighter.
"“@FlyMAC: Last tweet for the night. I spotted this at the weekend whilst #flying over Greenham Common. #StarWarsEpisodeVII”"
So, they’re filming scenes for Star Wars: Episode VII at some place in England called Greenham Common. What does that even mean? Well, the folks over at Star Wars 7 News can clear that up for us.
From Star Wars 7 News:
"Greenham Common is a former Royal Air Force station in Berkshire, England. The airfiled is located to the south-east of Newbury, Berkshire, about 50 miles west of London. Opened in 1942, it was used by both the Royal Air Force and United States Army Air Forces during the Second World War and the United States Air Force during the Cold War. After the Cold War ended, it was closed in 1993. In 1997, Greenham Common was designated as public parkland."
Okay, so what is the Millennium Falcon doing parked there? Well, we don’t know that yet. There are some who are speculating that the Greenham Common set may appear in the film as a Republic forces base on the planet Dantooine. How would that be for a callback?
Regardless of what’s happening here, we can now actually see what’s happening here… sort of. The hard working team at Star Wars 7 News provided us with actual footage of Episode VII filming in progress!!!
Enjoy a drone’s overhead camera shot of the Star Wars: Episode VII set at Greenham Common, from Star Wars 7 News:
The crew over at Latino Review somehow acquired some images that feature a closer look at a few more ships found at the filming location, including a pretty awesome looking black X-Wing.
To check out even more images of the Episode VII set, read the full report at Latino Review.
… but WAIT! That’s not all! No, Dork Siders. This morning, the internets were bombarded by even more revealing images from the set at Greenham Common!
Star Wars fan Rick Lawrence posted some exciting photos to his Facebook at Twitter feeds. We’ve posted just a select few for you here, but you’ll want to see them all by checking out the full post by Jeremy Conrad from Furious Fanboys.
We’ll have plenty more news as it happens, right here at DSOTF. Make sure to visit us later today, for this week’s edition of Feel the Force Friday!