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First Look at Star Wars: Episode VII Stormtroopers?

August 15th, 2014 by Edwin Torres Jr 4 Comments

It was just a few days ago that artist Tom Hodges apparently got a sneak peek at what the Stormtroopers will look like in Episode VII, and shared his interpretation of the helmet on Instagram (above).

Well now according to Indie Revolver, we’ve got some pics of the designs. What they have to say:

“The sequel Stormtrooper helmet feels like a natural continuation from the original, but there are distinct differences. The helmet is not symmetrical – there’s only one breather/vent on the bottom near the mouth, on his left side. The black “mouth” area under the white nose plate appears to be a cloth/mesh (which you can better see in the detail shot below). The eye lenses are still separate, but set into a black frame to connect them and give the illusion of one single piece.”

Well what do you think? We’ll have to wait for some official pics to see if they’re the real deal, but they do fit with what we’ve been hearing.

Since John Boyega is rumored to a Stormtrooper deserter, will he be wearing something like this for at least a bit? Or might he be in disguise to hide his betrayal?

The cast for Episode VII includes Pip Anderson, Crystal Clarke, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of the Saga Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker.

Star Wars: Episode VII is being directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams. Kathleen Kennedy, Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing and John Williams returns as the composer. The movie opens worldwide on December 18th, 2015.

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Born and raised in NY, a self titled Nerd Jedi. He met his destiny at 5, with the snap-hiss of Luke's lightsaber in Star Wars. He's never looked back. He wields dual lightsabers, called Common Sense and Humor, and uses them in pursuit of all things Nerd. A husband and father, he still finds time for comics, video games, movies, and shows. You can follow his blog at or his Twitter @ed_pool

  • Craig Berrington-potts

    The photos look a lot better than the concept art picture (didn’t like that one). If these pics are real I think I can get on board with them.

    • followingthenerd

      I’m loving the look of these (Marc)

  • Space Windu

    Bit of free advice, when you have a Star Wars reveal like this don’t bury it on your site.

    • followingthenerd

      It has been on our home page for 24hrs hours now and will be probably for at least the same amount of time, sadly we aren’t an exclusive Star Wars site and we don’t believe anything is ‘buried’ on here. But thanks for the free advice, Space.

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