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Could This Be a First Look at ‘Star Wars VII’ Concept Art?

Needless to say at this point, Star Wars: Episode VII is at the peak of anticipation when it comes to upcoming films.  With production for the long-awaited sequel set to commence in May, fans are itching for any bit of info they can get their hands on.  Really, anything.  Casting, characters, plot; you name it, we want it.

The latest little nugget of gold is a photo, originally released via Lucasfilm’s website here.

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It may not look like much, but she’s got it where it counts. (See what I did there?)
The film is obviously taking place at a Lucasfilm production meeting, and we can only assume that it is involving Star Wars.  Why?  Well for one, director J.J. Abrams is in this picture (the back of his head is facing us, you can tell by his hair).  Also, check out what’s in the background.

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The bottom left photo looks like the Millennium Falcon flying orbiting a planet, sporting an apparent lens flare that only Abrams is notorious for.  The bottom right looks like some scenery involving a desert-like canyon.  Could the infamous planet of Tatooine be a setting in the upcoming Episode VII?
Up top, it’s a bit harder to make out, though most of the smaller pictures look like character art.  But notice on the right, it looks a lot like the original Obi-Wan Kenobi, played by Sir Alec Guinness.  Might his ghost appear yet again in the new trilogy via CGI?

All of this is hard to put into context at this point, but if Lucasfilm didn’t want these pieces to hit the web, they wouldn’t have posted this photo straight to their website.  Clues have been dropped, and its up to us to figure out what exactly they could mean.

What do you think about this photo?

Written by Josh Sazin on 2/16/14, with photos from Lucasfilm and Cinemablend

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