The Empire might be back in ‘Star Wars VII’… and rumours of its defeat may have been greatly exaggerated.
Ever since the first ‘Star Wars sequel was announced, fans have been clamouring for more info when it comes to the villain of the piece. We’ve seen rumours of a resurrected Emperor and even Admiral Thrawn rearing his head… but has the Empire survived after the events of the original trilogy? With all this talk of Stormtroopers, it sounds likely.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the 35-year-old Star Wars star suggested that there have been hundreds of Stormtroopers on set for the upcoming Episode VII.
“There’s a lot of enthusiasm and it’s being done with a lot of heart,” he said. “There’s nothing cynical about the way we’re doing this. Even in the way he’s shooting it – he’s shooting on film and actually building the sets, so you’ve got hundreds of Stormtroopers or whatever, and hundreds of extras and all the ships. You actually see it. It’s all real. Everyone can interact with the world.”
Of course, few details have come from the Star Wars VII set… but we have seen a fair few leaked set pictures lately. Although they don’t offer us much in the way of storyline, it’s still a neat glimpse into what we can expect.
But what does Oscar think of the leaks?
“People want to know all those special things and when those iconic moments are going to happen,” he explained. “But if all that gets revealed beforehand I feel like it robs people of that moment when they’re sitting there watching it for the first time.”
Although I’m definitely interested in seeing more from behind the scenes, I have to agree with him… I’d much rather watch the movie unspoilt the first time around. Still, with the legendary secrecy of J.J. Abrams, I doubt any solid plotlines will reach the general public until Disney want them to. And that’s fine by me.
Will the Empire return in Star Wars VII? For now, we’ll have to wait and see.
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