We think we might have noticed a few things in the Star Wars The Force Awakens from the recent Comic Con footage. Below are a few images we have grabbed and enlarged. Enjoy…
Our first offering is Bobbajo, who was the alien that first made a appearance in last year’s Omaze video. Bobbajo was and alien wandering around with cages full of other alien creatures on its back.
Here we see the puppeteer grabbing some cool air between shots. You can just see this costumes "little heads" hovering around the performer as he tries to cool off. This is price you pay when you want to be in a movie with mostly practical effects.
This “gate” is based on an original piece of Ralph McQuarrie concept art, an it looks awesome,but this isn’t whats really interesting about this shot. If you look to the far right of the image you’ll see a familiar set being built. There is no doubt that this is the Millennium Falcon. Is this where Daisy Ridley’s Rey acquires the Falcon and takes it on that barrel roll filled ride across the surface of Jakku?
This looks like it might be a practical puppet for Lupita Nyong'o’s Maz Kanatta. We know Miss Nyong'o has been performance captured during production, and usually that means CGI, but with the amount of publicity JJ and LucasFilm are giving the practical nature of the VFX in The Force Awakens, could this mean the performance capture will be applied to an animatronic puppet? My guess is a blend of the two disciplines. Also check the zoom of this image. I’m guessing this is Maz Kanatta concept art, but doesn’t it remind you of a certain animated bad guy? If you’ve seen the Clone Wars animated series you’ll know who I mean, but for the uninitiated, this resembles a Sith Apprentice named Asajj Ventress. See the image below. Could we see Ventress in the new movie? Recent developments in canon suggest no, but there are flashbacks in this movie right? Anything is possible…
Have you noticed anything we should know about? If so leave us a message in the comments below and we will go looking for it and run it for everyone.
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