Is this the First Set Photo from Star Wars Episode VII?
Abu Dhabi based newspaper The National has taken what is believed to be the first on-set photograph of Star Wars Episode VII. The images show a large encampment in the Abu Dhabi desert, which many are reporting as an indication that Tatooine will appear in the new movie, although filming for the desert planet in previous Star Wars movies has always taken place in Tunisia. What has caught the attention of most Star Wars fans about the picture however is the large grey, round piece of equipment in the centre of the photograph which resembles a foot from one of the empire’s AT-ATs (pictured below) from The Empire Strikes Back.
Reporters at The National however believe it also bears a resemblance to the escape pod used by R2-D2 and C3PO at the beginning of A New Hope. The fact that this relatively minor detail is the cause of such discussion just emphasizes how much secrecy there is surrounding the new movie.
With ‘Star Wars Day’ approaching (May the 4th) perhaps more concrete details will be revealed then. We will of course keep you up to date when and if that happens.