Star Wars Episode VII is arguably the most anticipated movie of 2015. It has JJ Abrams directing and features the return of franchise favorites like Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, and Chewbacca. The production is so secretive, that the littlest bit of information is over analyzed by everyone. Well, in an effort to provide even more unnecessary analysis of leaked images, pictures from the highly anticipated seventh installment in the Star Wars franchise have made their way online.
Indie Revolver, which was the first website to leak pictures of the supposed design for Episode VII’s new Storm Trooper helmets, has revealed two pictures featuring the rumored Chrome Troopers.
Supposedly, these shiny chrome domes aren’t really Imperial Storm Troopers, but private security forces hired by Adam Driver’s character in the film. The rumor is that Driver plays a wealthy aristocrat of sorts, and has an interest in collecting ancient Sith artifacts. The Chrome Troopers are there to protect him from possible threats. Whether the troopers are friendly is still unknown, but it’s obvious that subtlety is not part of their vocabulary.
Personally, there’s just something about chrome that I don’t like in the Star Wars Universe. Maybe it’s because so much of it featured in the Prequels, and I’ve developed an aversion to it. Plus, it probably doesn’t help that The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones’ Doug Chiang, the man responsible for these designs, has returned as a concept artist for Episode VII.