Are These the New Stormtrooper Designs in 'Star Wars: Episode VII'?
Following a potential tease of Luke Skywalker's robotic hand in Star Wars: Episode VII and a look at Mark Hamill on the studio lot of the set of the film, we might have another look at something new from the sci-fi sequel. There's been rumors about the story circulating online, with a plot point that includes the iconic Imperial forces known as Stormtroopers, and now we may have an idea of how the army of the Empire has changed slightly over the 30 years since Return of the Jedi as an untested source has apparently gotten ahold of a couple images showcasing two of the new Stormtrooper designs from Episode VII. Look!
Here are the potential new Stormtrooper designs, unveiled by the untested source Indie Revolver:
The first design definitely looks like a slightly retooled design that would make sense in the Star Wars universe, but it's just as easily the kind of thing a talent fan could create, and it's not clear where this photo comes from. However, there is this additional prop image that popped up to back them up, so maybe this is real? The second image seems to be a reworked version of the Snowtroopers from The Empire Strikes Back, which would make sense since we've heard rumblings of a snow planet making an appearance in Episode VII that isn't Hoth. Nothing too revelatory here if these images are real, but that's probably for the best. We likely won't know if these are real until we see some official first look images. Thoughts?