Ok, this could be something special, if it’s really what it seems to be…
The above image, taken by The National photographer Mona Al Marzooqi was grabbed in the Abu Dhabi desert, believed to be standing in for Tunisia as Tatooine in Star Wars Episode VII and, oh my, could that be an At-At Walker foot?!
Here is the foot that steps on Luke’s Snowspeeder in The Empire Strikes Back and it’s hard to deny that they look very, very similar.
Now, anyone who knows their Star Wars will know that the At-Ats aren’t just snow walkers and were used by the Empire across the galaxy (we see one briefly on Endor, remember?) but something about seeing them storming the Dune Sea just makes my inner fanboy want to explode!
According to the site, the photos were ” taken on Tuesday morning in the dunes near Qasr Al Sarab resort, reveal a large encampment of tents with four to five workers moving around what appear to be parts of a filmset.”
Obviously this is still speculation but I love the idea of these walkers appearing in any capacity, even lying ruined in one of the Hutt’s back gardens after some long past epic battle…