‘Star Wars: Episode VII’: First Look at Chrome Stormtrooper

By September 25, 2014

Back on August 15th, a site called Indie Revolver leaked three Star Wars: Episode VII stories: they gave a first look at the new (regular) Stormtroopers, a look at some Han Solo costume concept art, and a major spoiler photo of the film’s probable villain.

Now the outlet is at it again, and they have a new post that reveals the long-rumored Chrome Stormtrooper. Check out the pics below (the second one is supposedly a piece of concept art):

Chrome Trooper

Chrome Trooper concept art

I’m not going to delve too deep into the differences between this new look trooper and the ones from the original trilogy (I’ll leave that to you hardcore Star Wars nerds out there), but considering that Indie Revolver has proven their credibility when it comes to Star Wars scoops (I heard somewhere that people were fired over their previous leaks), then it stands to reason that this is legit, too.

And while they don’t report the following information as fact, the site speculates about who these characters will be in the upcoming film. Keep in mind, absolutely none of this is confirmed, but it features a couple of rumors I hadn’t heard before, so I figured it was worth passing along to you in case they pan out.

A couple sources have expressed that the chrome troopers are a private security force for Adam Driver’s character – silver mercenary rent-a-cops rather than true Imperial Forces for Adam Driver’s character. While we’ve not heard this from anyone directly, the most abundant rumor about Driver is that he’s a wealthy aristocrat with an interest in Sith artifacts.

I hadn’t heard that part about Driver possibly playing a wealthy aristocrat, and that lends even more credence to the theory that J.J. Abrams was purposely messing with paparazzi by dressing Driver in an X-wing flight suit and having him walk across the set, confusing fans into wondering if he’s actually playing a good guy. We’ll officially find out on December 18th, 2015, when Star Wars: Episode VII hits theaters.

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