So you never know what you’ll see when you’re out flying a plane near the set of Star Wars: Episode VII. The film is currently filming in England and Matthew Myatt from the Airbourne Aviation flying club was lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the Millennium Falcon and an X-Wing fighter from the sky.
In the image below, you can see the Falcon under construction and an X-Wing fighter under what looks like a tarp. Both of them appear to be built to scale.
Director J.J. Abrams is reportedly using more traditional effects in the upcoming instalment and relying less on the CG effects of Episode I: The Phantom Menace and its sequels. In an recent Girls in Hoodies podcast, Rian Johnson, who will helm Episode VIII said that there was a lot of “practical building for this one.”
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A video was posted just a few hours after the photo made its rounds on the internet, showing off more of the secretive set.
In interview with my colleague Steve Tilley at TIFF his week, Abrams’ pal Simon Pegg talked about his recent set visit, saying that the film looks fantastic. “I cannot tell you a single thing,” he added. “People sometimes criticize J. J. for how protective he is of his stuff, which I find baffling because all he’s doing is trying to protect the audience experience.”
Star Wars: Episode VII opens December 18, 2015.