Stormtrooper helmet from the "Star Wars" saga. Photo Credit: Lucasfilm

Star Wars Episode VII to have stormtroopers

Most of what we know regarding the J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars Episode VII is, well, the casting. That’s all that has been released. Sure, Abrams himself hinted at the likely return of the Millennium Falcon via an Instagram photo and there has been a couple of set photos that appear to be the planet Tatooine. Outside of that, no one is saying anything.

Recently director and huge Star Wars fan Kevin Smith had the opportunity to visit one of the Star Wars sets. He was required to sign a non-disclosure agreement. He took a picture of himself in tears upon getting to the set and admitted to crying four times. Hey the man loves himself some Star Wars. When he returned someone asked him if he saw any stormtroopers. He smiled from ear to ear and gave a massive nod.

“I’m really excited,” he said. “And you know, people keep saying that I liked the last trilogy and I did. I liked [Episode] 1, 2 and 3. But I liked them as an adult – when I watched them they didn’t give me the same feeling I had when I was seven watching them for the first time and that’s fine.

“This movie though… Dude, I cried four times… [J.J] has f**king captured it, man. He has nailed it,” said Smith as reported in the Daily Mirror.

Earlier this week a rumor began to circulate that Carrie Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, had been cast to play the young Princess Leia in what fueled a rumor of flashback scenes. Like every rumor however no one from Disney or the Star Wars project are saying anything. The addition, or possible addition of stormtroopers could be an interesting plot surprise given the presumption that the rebellion won and the Empire had been crushed…unless they are now property of the New Republic.  They are clones after all.

The film is scheduled to open in 2015.

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