There have rumblings that J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII might be heading to an icy planet at some point, and now we seem to have confirmation, thanks to reports from a recent on-set visit.
Legendary actor and former 007 Roger Moore (The Spy Who Loved Me, Live and Let Die), who is apparently friends with Abrams, recently dropped by the ultra-secret Star Wars set and revealed what he saw. The big detail he let loose? Things were snowy and mountainous, which corroborates previous rumors of some wintery scenes.
Hmm. Could we be returning to Hoth, or perhaps a different icy planet out there in the galaxy? Definitely maybe. Abrams has been adamant that he wants to pay respect to the original trilogy, and what better way to do that than introduce a familiar planet into the mix?
Here’s an excerpt from Moore’s BBC interview below:
Roger Moore: …Anyway, the day before last, I know we stopped by the office, and I went up to see – on a very closed, secret set – my friend J. J. Abrams, who is directing Star Wars.
BBC: Ooh, wow!
Moore: …With Harrison Ford.
BBC: So, what were they filming that day? Can you tell me?
Moore: Well, yes! They were filming something with a lot of mountains and snow.
BBC: Okay, hmm.
Moore: But I’m assigned to secrecy.
BBC: Did you really have to sign a thing?
Moore: Oh, erm… No.
BBC: It wouldn’t surprise me! They are crazy, those people, so…
Moore: But they have to be secret about it! What happens with film is that, somehow or another, people get their hands on outtakes and prints, and they print them and they sell them for television in the Philippines – I had a Filipino working for us years ago and he said “Oh, my family have already seen the film,” which hadn’t even had its royal premiere!
Give us your best guess about how the alleged ice planet will fit into Abrams’ plans for the Star Wars franchise. Do you think it’s Hoth?
(Via Star Wars VII News)