By: Benjamin Hart
Although we're still anticipated The Force Awakens later this year, excitement is building for the following film, the first in the Anthology series, Rogue One. Back at San Diego Comic Con Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy confirmed that filming for Rogue One will begin in a matter of weeks, and now our friends at Making Star Wars have shared a small but crucial detail about the production. Of course, a minor SPOILER warning applies to the following. Read at your own risk.
Here's what they had to say:
"There are Moisture Vaporators turning up. No sign of sand…yet."
|Photo for reference. NOT from Rogue One.|
Obviously the only planet we've seen(thus far) that has moisture vaporators is Tatooine. Does this mean we will finally see the infamous dust ball again in Rogue One? Maybe. Prior to learning that Jakku would be the desert planet seen in The Force Awakens, we assumed we would be returning to Tatooine in Episode VII. Rogue One may end up being the film that brings us back to the home planet of the Skywalkers. With all the talk of bounty hunters it's not hard to imagine our favorite "wretched hive of scum and villainy" may be making an appearance. Also, the "No sign of sand" line could mean they were spotted in the prop department ready to be shipped out to a sandy environment(Tunisia? Abu Dhabi?) or a sand covered set soon.
Of course, take this rumor with grain of sand(not salt) until officially confirmed by Lucasfilm or Disney. Star Wars: Rogue One opens in theaters on December 16th, 2016!
Source: Making Star Wars
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