Posted on Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 by Germain Lussier
Right now as you read this, super lucky people are looking at images from Star Wars Episode VII. Within the next year, we’ll all have a chance to see them as well but at the moment, J.J. Abrams and everyone involved is keeping everything incredibly secret. But the images are out there and some sites are providing us with the best possible alternative to seeing them ourselves: describing them.
Below, read the potential descriptions of seven different scenes and concepts from Star Wars Episode VII including a few that take place in a forest.
All of the below Star Wars 7 concept art descriptions come from the website Making Star Wars. Everything here sounds incredibly plausible but until we see it on the big screen, everything here should be considered a rumor. They may be a real scenes, the scenes may eventually be deleted, misinterpreted, or completely forged. We honestly don’t know. But these descriptions are so cool, we figured it was worth highlighting.
Also – while we don’t know what any of this actually is, it could all be considered spoilers. Beware.
First up is a piece of art that reportedly features six different characters – three women, three men – all lined up against a white backdrop. Each person looks different and it’s unclear whether or not they’re stars of the film or extras. Probably the latter as it sounds like some kind of costume test. But here’s the description of one of them. Head there for more.
The first fighter is male, early twenties, he has Adam Driver’s haircut, longer, and kind of swooped to the side. Dark hair. He wears a mustard tunic, closed, with a black best. He has dark brown pants. He wears boots but the ankles are wrapped in white like Anakin Skywalker’s in The Phantom Menace. He looks directly at the camera, blaster in hand and at his side.
Next is a description of a character that’s obviously evil. We don’t know who exactly it is, but it’s reportedly not the bad guy revealed several weeks back. Here’s a brief snippet:
The helmet looks like a samurai helmet. If you took Shredder from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and removed all the ornate additions from the helmet, you could have something similar. The back is kind of like Vader’s helmet but it is short, it just protects the back of the head, leaving the neck exposed. The face is covered. But you can see the eyes. This costume is Darth Vader if he were a ninja. Where the eye holes are, there is some light colored design. It has a good vibe about it. It reminds me of Shredder, a little bit of someone from Cobra in the old G.I. Joe and he has a black flowing cloak and red lightsaber which makes it look very cool.
Is this the film’s big bad guy or just another soldier? It’s unclear.
After that, the site got a better look at concept art of this character:
Not J.J. Abrams of course. The new alien on the right. Here’s a small sample of the article, which describes a series of images likely related to that character:
The concept art shows creatures with purple bodies, almost like chicken bodies with no feathers, no legs or wings, long necks and snouts. The second box to the top has a creature very close to a frog dog. In the concept art it is more ready to attack than it is in the video we’ve seen, with its arms set to obscure the puppeteer’s head. The next to bottom box has the same space birds we see in the video above. However, the bottom of the cage contains a space rat! It even has a mechanism designed to make the rat’s tail wag when he walks.
It seems likely this character just is one of the many aliens walking around the desert town.
Star Wars Episode VII will also, apparently, have tree size wicker men-like characters. The site describes them as the Dark Elves from Thor: The Dark World, with General Grievous’s head and long brown tunics. Kind of like giant clothes wearing Ents. This is a short clip from the article:
He wears a dirty brown poncho. His boots are sort of like a Tusken Raider’s boots. His pants are tied off. He has a bandolier with bullets and pouches strung across his chest. He has a sniper riffle weapon with a scope on it. At the end of the rifle, the barrel is almost rocket shaped. It clearly isn’t a rocket though. At his waste a leather pouch rest covering his belt line.
Again – no idea what this could be besides some new aliens designed for the film.
According to the next piece of art, there are kids in Star Wars Episode VII. Students, to be more specific. Think the Younglings of Episode III but sitting in a much less technologically advanced setting. It’s unclear who or what is important in this scene. Read the full description here.
Making Star Wars also describes what they call a “Special Forces Tie Fighter.” It’s believed to be flown by John Boyega’s character. Here’s some of the info:
The new Special Forces TIE Fighter is very much the same classic TIE Fighter from the front. But it is black. It isn’t a dull black either, it kind of a shiny black on the body, closer to Darth Vader’s shine than the classic dark TIE Fighter dull black paint. The wings are exactly the same as the TIE wings we’ve seen in the past. The distinguishing feature on these new TIEs is the red markings near the glass cockpit. It is painted red. If the front of the TIE was a clock, two, three, and four o’clock are red on the right. On the left, eight, nine, and ten o’clock are red in that area. The same goes for the back of the fighter.
Sounds like the iconic TIE Fighters are getting a little upgrade.
Finally, the last description puts together several images of what sounds like a huge forest battle. There are massive, massive pod like creatures, speeder bikes, Storm Troopers with flame throwers. It’s a long detailed description, but here’s a small quote. Read the rest here.
In one piece of concept art we see the trees high into the air. To the far right of the frame, two speeder bikes race for their lives! They’re being chased by two of the tentacled beasts. The bodies of the monsters are shaped like peanuts, we can only see the silhouette of these monsters under the tree cover. They have long tentacles, six in total, three on each side of its body and it use those tentacles to transverse the tree tops chasing down the speeder bikers. The bikers are racing side by side practically, but the beasts are also chasing them side by side and it doesn’t look very good for the biker closest to us in the frame. It seems he’ll likely be killed in a matter of moments.
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