Allegedly leaked "Star Wars Episode 7" footage showing Storm Troopers and Imperial Shuttles at Germany's Frankfurt Airport may be nothing more than a fan's creation.
The doctored footage went viral on YouTube after the source claimed it was "leaked" from the "Star Wars Episode 7" set. The video has reached close to 4 million hits onlie.
YouTube user Frank Wunderlich wrote the following description about the fake "Star Wars" clip:
"Looks like the story of Star Wars plays on Earth too in the next episode. I took these pictures on my flight back from the states to Germany at the Frankfurt Airport. Seems like the biggest German airport plays a key role as an Imperial starport in the new episode - there have just been imperial forces at the scene."
The video failed to fool tech savvy "Star Wars" fans that were quick to point out the flaws in the short clip. Check out the "footage" for yourself below.
However, filmmaker Kevin Smith dished details about his set visit at the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival in Switzerland on Saturday. Smith admitted he had an emotional experience on the set, and was excited to see the final product.
"[Abrams] had sent me an email out of the blue while they were shooting in Abu Dhabi last month," Smith told the festival crowd. "So we go to the set and they're actually shooting, and they're shooting -- and this is what I can't tell you what they were shooting -- But what I saw I absolutely loved," he said. "It was tactile, it wasn't a series of f---ing green and blue screens in which later on digital characters would be added. It was there it was happening.
"I saw uniforms, I saw artillery that I haven't seen since I was a kid," Smith continued. "I saw them shooting an actual sequence in a set that is real -- I walked across the set, there were explosions -- and it looked like a shot right out of an f--ing Star Wars movie."
"Star Wars Episode 7" will be released to theaters on Dec. 18, 2015.