'Star Wars Episode 7' Plot: Millennium Falcon Being Built At Pinewood Studios; Production Working On 'Practical' Lightsabers? (RUMORS)
Feb 19, 2014 01:26 PM EST
"Star Was Episode 7" might include Han Solo's pride and joy, the Millennium Falcon.
According to Den of Geek, a full-scale version of the intergalactic spaceship is currently being built at Pinewood Studios. Additionally, those who are working on building the Millennium Falcon could sign on for a 7-year contract with the "Star Wars", Disney production.
Den of Geek reports the information comes from a "good, reliable source" close to the "Star Wars" production. Along with the Millennium Falcon, the production team is working on building lightsaber hilts to keep the computer-generated effects "practical" for future films.
The "Star Wars" camp hasn't confirmed any news relating to the film, but director J.J. Abrams has said in the past the production runs a tight ship.
"Star Wars is in every way a different animal. It's always been a more open, fan-engaged universe than I've been used to, so I'm sure there'll be some sort of compromise," Abrams told The Daily Telegraph. "But it feels to me like there's a purity in not knowing every little thing."
"My office... I'm working on the Star Wars script today and the people in my office have covered up all my windows with black paper...I guess they wanted to make sure no one could see what I was doing. It seems rather extreme," Abrams explained.
There have been no casting or plot leaks relating to the film, yet, but recently "Thor" actor Tom Hiddleston addressed rumors claiming he was up for a role to Timeout London.
"Well, that hasn't happened yet. It'd be very flattering, of course. I did talk to Ewan about it once," the actor told Timeout. "When they asked if he wanted to be Obi-Wan Kenobi he said: 'Are you joking? Of course!' But his experience didn't live up to the promise. Besides, I imagine they're looking for people who don't have an association elsewhere. The audience need to believe in the character, rather than saying, 'Oh look, Loki with a lightsaber!'"
"Star Wars Episode 7" will be released to theaters on Dec. 18, 2015.