By: Dominic Jones
Now that we know the title, we can now get back to keeping up with the latest rumors about Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. Our friend Jason Ward over at MakingStarWars.net has seen some pretty awesome sounding storyboard segments for The Force Awakens. As usual, there is a chance this could be wrong but if you're trying to avoid all The Force Awakens rumors then stop reading now. This is your official SPOILER ALERT!
According to Jason, this sequence takes place on the location seen in this leaked set photo from earlier this summer. According to Jason, the storyboards play out like this,
Frame one of three:
It is dark. The sky is starry. A ship lands that looks like mixture of an Imperial Shuttle and a Sandcrawler. Its brown in this painting (note: this shuttle has a lot of alternate designs). It honestly looks like an Art Deco mobile home if they made them. It has short wings with guns on the wings. It has two front windows that are just rectangles and below it a ramp touches the sand like the classic Imperial Shuttle.
The ship lands at the village in the set pic above. In the distance you can see some kind of structure that appears to have built out of a crashed ship or something. It is very bright and illuminated as if it is burning. I believe this is probably the TMZ set in Abu Dhabi while the village landing was filmed at Pinewood.
Ascending from the ramp is a figure all in black with two Stormtroopers. You can see the hut from the photo above on fire. I believe in the photo above you can see the hut in the rear has scorch marks from the filming of this sequence already. The black figure in this painting is a little closer to the Revan styled design SWU posted recently (indeed additional concept art shows the evolution as being the same character). The figure in black is really doing a Darth Vader entrance, if you ask me.
Frame two of three:
The background is now entirely in flames. One Stormtrooper lays on the ground. He’s bleeding. There’s blood on his hand and he holds it up to his Stormtrooper brother who attempts to save his life. The blood runs down his arm. His brother has three blood marks on his helmet where the trooper touched his face before he collapsed to the ground. In the background, Stormtroopers continue to advance with flamethrowers burning the village. Lasers whip past their helmets, depicting fierce resistance.
Frame three of three:
In the final frame, the villain is depicted as Darth Vader (he’s a placeholder). We see him from the back and several Stormtroopers stand at his side. In the distance you can see the entire village is now in flames as the Incendiary Troopers have done their work well.
Very interesting stuff, plus more evidence that this guy is actually the villain for the film! I can't wait to see it play out on screen on December 18th, 2015.
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