This weekend marks the beginning of a schism for Star Wars fans. With location filming expected to begin this Tuesday in Abu Dhabi, those who want to avoid all spoilers about Episode VII will likely attempt to go into some kind of media blackout. For other Star Wars fans, who don’t mind spoilers, strap yourself in because it’s going to be a wild ride.
Our sources also report that the sets are getting closer to completion, with a â€œwhole worldâ€ having been built on an otherworldly salt lake at one location, a â€œshuttle-likeâ€ spacecraft, a large tower, a â€œbig, centuries-old-looking marketâ€, something the crew are reportedly referring to as the â€œalien houseâ€ and 10 to 15 â€œreally fast buggiesâ€ powered by jet engines (landspeeders of Tatooine fame from the previous films, perhaps?)
Even more information can be found over at our buddies at MakingStarWars.net who have located even more info from a source:
Several large transport trucks were also spotted moving the set, which is believed to include a spacecraft that lands on the exotic â€œplanetâ€ being created in the Western Region.
The crew had several large white bags of rusted and bent metal parts, which are to be strewn in the desert, possibly to show a spaceÂÂcraft crash or perhaps a post-apocalyptic civiliÂsation.
It may be difficult to get many spy pictures out of the region as the production is apparently using both police and the UAE military to keep people away from the set. But long-time veterans of the Spoiler Wars will know that no military or cop has ever stopped a Bothan before…