It’s been a week of photo leaks from the set of the new Star Wars film. Gossip site TMZ released some photos of what looks to be the Millennium Falcon being built on a soundstage in England. Also being built is an iconic X-Wing fighter (both of which are pictured below). And, when I say “looks to be,” I mean that there could be some variation on the design. It has been 30 years after Return of the Jedi, mind you, and the Falcon could have had some upgrades. Check out the photos by clicking the link above, or viewing the two stills below.
Released late last week were some photos from the set in Tunisia, which was used in the original films as the location for Tatooine. In another gallery released by TMZ, the set in the desert shows tons of practical effects. Everything from buildings, vehicles, and creatures have all been created for the set, which looks like an updated version of Mos Eisley. But, what has been most exciting about the set photos being released is that it looks like the production is going to be relying on more physical effects over CGI, which was one of the many things Star Wars fans disliked about the prequels. You can check those photos out at the link above.
But, perhaps the best update of all came from J.J. Abrams himself. Released earlier today was this photo, tweeted from the account of his production company Bad Robot, which showed his frustration with all the leaked photos as of recent. To me, not only is it great having a director that is taking Star Wars back to its roots, but a director who also can have a little fun in the process.
And, yep, you’re right. That’s totally a holochess board…
Until next time.