The first few images from the production set of “Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One” have leaked online. One image reportedly shows the construction of a familiar Rebel base from the original trilogy.
A set of leaked images from the production set of the movie have been posted on StarWars7News. The site looks very similar to the Massassi temple on the moon Yavin IV. The temple was the place where the Rebels had a major hidden base in the first “Star Wars” movie and the battle that took place there led to the destruction of the first Death Star superweapon of the Empire.
The images are said to be from Shed 2 in Cardington, Bedfordshire, in England. George Lucas reportedly shot some of the scenes for his original 1976 movie at this location. The large hangar is said to have been used to film scenes for popular movies like Christopher Nola’s “Batman” movies as well as the last movie in the “Harry Potter” series.
Filming of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” wrapped some time back, and according to a report by Jason Ward of MakingStarWars, the same crew will begin work on “Rogue One” on Aug. 3. Ward also states that sources have told him that Moisture Vaporators are being sent to the production set of the new movie, but so far no sand has been brought in, suggesting that there may be desert planet involved.
Moisture Vaporators are used to collect water from the atmosphere in hot and humid regions like the desert planet of Tatooine. Ward says that so far there are no indications that Tatooine will be one of the planets that will be featured in the movie and the Vaporators may be seen in a new desert planet. A cameo appearance of Obi-Wan Kenobi is also said to be unlikely in the movie.
The main plot of “Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One” revolves around the Rebels stealing the plans of the first Death Star to find out its weaknesses. The movie is slated to be released on Dec 16, 2016, and will be directed by Gareth Edwards, who directed the 2014 “Godzilla” movie.