‘Star Wars: Episode 7′: Possible First Look at the New Stormtrooper Designs
Since that fateful day when a ton of ‘Star Wars: Episode 7‘ set photos leaked online, detailing what’s to come out of the Abu Dhabi production locale, we’ve seen relatively little behind-the-scenes material. However, with an ever-hungry fanbase and outlets trolling for any shred of spoilery intel on J.J. Abrams’ upcoming film, some new photos have been unearthed, possibly revealing what the new Stormtroopers will look like.
We use “possibly” lightly here, as the images below remain unconfirmed, though Indie Revolver reports that these are the designs for the new Stormtroopers in ‘Star Wars: Episode 7.’
The design in the first photo is being called by many, including Comic Book Movie, as the “Jungle Trooper,” since it’s rumored to be used in jungle scenes shot at Pinewood Studios. However, it does have a distinct Hoth Stormtrooper vibe going on. As Indie Revolver notes, there are slight differences in the helmet shown in the second image, including the non-symmetrical design.
J.J. and co. seem to be taking major notes from the original Ralph McQuarrie and Joe Johnston concept art, as we’ve seen in the previously leaked set photos and a glimpse at that new X-Wing. We’ll keep you updated as more information comes to light, but so far, we’re liking what we see.
‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ will hit theaters on December 18, 2015.