We’re not going to post them here, but dozens of concept images from STAR WARS EPISODE VII leaked over the weekend, giving fans some hints at what to expect from the series and raising some interesting questions about what we might see!
While the actual images are not involved, Entertainment Weekly has a breakdown of the designs that really stand out and what they could mean for the franchise.
WARNING! SPOILERS AHOY! THIS IS NOT A SAFE ZONE!
1.) Darth Vader — Yes, he may be dead (and redeemed just in time), but that funeral pyre on the forest moon of Endor that concluded Return of the Jedi is not the last we will see of that masked man. His scorched armor features prominently in Episode VII, and the concept art reveals that a sinister cyborg in a black cloak is giving Anakin Skywalker’s helmet the “Alas, poor Yorrick” treatment. Who he is, and why he has collected Vader’s remains is the first question these images raise.
2.) Silver Trooper — This figure looks to be what happens if you mate an Imperial Stormtrooper with an old-school Cylon from Battlestar Galactica. The ImageShack post describes this character as a “knight,” and the shiny metallic armor certainly conjures a refined, medieval vibe. What we don’t know is whether this a singular, specific character, or part of an overall class of warrior (think the scarlet guards who once flanked Emperor Palpatine.)