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Rey Will Pilot the Millennium Falcon

In the first trailers, we saw the Millennium Falcon doing some pretty impressive moves in an IMAX-shot action sequence that takes place on the desert planet of Jakku. Some assumed that Han Solo must be piloting the ship, but this making of video suggests that Daisy Ridley’s character Rey is in the pilot’s seat.

In some shots from the new behind the scenes video we see Rey in the pilot’s seat while the cockpit of the Falcon is on a remote control gimbal (notice the IMAX camera mounted to the hood). This seems to be from early in the film before Han and Chewie “come home.” Later in the video we see Rey in the pilot seat next to Chewbacca (above), who is sitting in the co-pilot seat. Where is Han Solo?

Rey is Han Solo’s Co-Pilot, But Where Is Chewie?

And lastly we see a shot of Han Solo piloting the Millennium Falcon, while Rey sits in the co-pilot seat and Finn sits behind them. Where is Chewbacca?

Poe Dameron Is Arrested on Jakku By Kylo Ren?

Oscar Issac’s character Poe Dameron runs by his full size practical X-Wing Fighter on what appears to be the desert planet of Jakku.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens: finn x-wing

Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) touches down from a space craft, and while the door is reiminscient of the Millennium Falcon, I’m told its a different ship. First Order Stormtroopers guard the ship.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens: kylo ren

Dameron is arrested, shown escorted in handcuffs down a hallway by a First Order Stormtrooper. The hallway appears to be an Imperial ship, possibly an Imperial Star Destroyer?

Star Wars: The Force Awakens poe dameron

Could this be a hallway from the same dark spacecraft? The slate number suggests this comes somewhere in the second act of the film.

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Also, is this the same ship in which we see JJ Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan working on the screenplay during production?

Star Wars: The Force Awakens: jj abrams and lawrence kasdan

Could this also be the Starkiller base on which Domhnall Gleeson‘s First Order officer is stationed?

Star Wars: The Force Awakens: domhnall gleeson

Princess Leia Is Still Leading the Rebels

Carrie Fisher reprises her role as Princess Leia, and in the shots we see of her in the new behind the scenes piece, it appears she is still leading the rebels in military strategy.

We Will Meet a Lot of New Alien Creatures

The new behind the scenes video is playing up the practical nature of the new film, from the sets, to the props and even that alien creatures. It seems like there will be a lot of new alien creatures in The Force Awakens. One of the alien creatures and a human lover (or slave?); look at the way she is laid out against the larger alien.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens alien

We previously saw these two in a photo spread in Vanity Fair Star Wars: The Force Awakens issue:

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Later in the video we see the designers working on the mask for this creature:

Star Wars: The Force Awakens alien creature shop

As the designers working on the costume for Chewbacca, notice all the alien creature concept art in the background.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens alien creature shop

One of the five humans who puppets Bobbajo.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens creature puppet

Bobbajo is the merchant alien creature we first saw in the JJ Abrams Force For Change video:

JJ Abrams Star Wars Force Awakens set

Warwick Davis stands next to another new alien creature. Davis played the Ewok Wicket in Return of the Jedi and a bunch of characters in the prequels. We still don’t know what role he will play in this new film.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens: warwick davis and a new creature

And a few shots of more alien creature effects and costumes.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens alien creature shop

Star Wars: The Force Awakens alien creature shop

Star Wars: The Force Awakens alien creature shop

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