Warning: The following post contains concept art for Star Wars Episode VII. Many sites are choosing not to post these images, however, in the interest of… oh who am I kidding? I love Star Wars and it is driving me insane waiting for J.J. Abrams vision of the Galaxy Far, Far Away to hit screens. If I’m going to look at these photos, I’m sure there are plenty of you that want to see them too, so here are a bunch of images from the new film. If you do not want to have any element of Episode VII spoiled at all, look away now.
…Okay. Are we alone? Did the spoiler-phobes leave?
First up are images of a character called The Dark Knight and another called Grave Robber. There are a lot of similarities here, but we have no clue if they are the same character yet. Since it appears that both characters are sporting cybernetic right hands, the reports that Skywalker has fallen to the dark side don’t seem so far off.
Oh hai, Daisy Ridley. Let’s talk about how this concept art makes it pretty clear you are the protagonist of this film. Woo! And while this isn’t a confirmation, it’s fairly obvious Ridley is playing the daughter of Han and Leia. Hiding out as a smuggler on Tattoine? Sounds like someone read “Obi-Wan Kenobi’s How to Keep Kids Safe Guidebook.” And oh boy, does Tattoine look dope. It looks like years of space battles have turned Tattoine into a boneyard of space craft complete with Star Destroyers, X-Wings and TIE fighters littering the desert planet countryside. Dat AT-AT Base tho!
It also looks like Daisy is also going to get to do some serious planet hopping (as she tracks down her Uncle – er… The Dark Knight?) all the way to Yavin 4’s Great Massassi Temple. Going going, back back, ta Yavin Yavin. Star Wars fans fluent in Expanded Universe lore will know that the Temple eventually serves as the New Jedi Order’s Praxium, but not before the lingering effects of the dark side give some young Jedi a run for their credits. According to the blue print comparisons, it looks like the temple is currently home to a Pirate’s Cove.
And how about that Empire? Still going strong like something out of Tron.
There are a few more that show off Vader’s burnt helmet, a cyborg Chewbacca, and a few planets I’m not 100% familiar with.
The countdown to Star Wars Episode VII continues to December 18, 2015 when the film hits theaters.