Stormtroopers in Episode VII?

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Stormtroopers on TatooineFor a few weeks there have been whispers and rumors that we’d be seeing classic Imperial Stormtroopers in Star Wars Episode VII. This would come as a surprise to people as the movie is set thirty years after Return of the Jedi, which every Star Wars fan knows ended with the defeat of the Galactic Empire…or so we thought.

Our buddy Jason over at MakingStarWars.net spotted a tweet from a Twitter account that covers Daisy Ridley news with a quote from an extra from the Abu Dhabi filming:

“stunts, explosions, robots, star troopers, yes yes I need more sand in my mouth!”

If it’s true that Imperial Stormtroopers are in Episode VII, it would confirm some of the theories that the Empire wasn’t fully defeated at the end of Jedi. They were just forced out into further reaches of the outer rim, only to return and plunge the galaxy into another thirty years of war. That would explain why there are AT-AT feet on Tatooine…


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