“Star Wars Episode VII” will feature a full-scale Millennium Falcon replica, according to reports this week. The report came as Jack Reynor, of “Transformers” fame, denied reports that he’s in talks to star in the film.
Den of Geek in an exclusive reported that the model is getting built at Pinewood Studios in the U.K.
Simon Brew, a writer with website, notes that he’s gotten a number of sketchy-sounding rumors about “Episode VII” in recent days, but Den of Geek never published them.
Referring to the Millennium Falcon project, “this one, however, seems to have more substance to it. It’s come from a good, reliable source, and whilst it’s still a rumour until all of this is confirmed, we’re passing this one on because from what we can tell, there’s something to this one,” he wrote.
He added there’s been a “security clampdown” at the studio in Pinewood. “Furthermore, model makers are also building lightsaber hilts. This would tie into reports that the emphasis is going to be on practical, rather than computer effects wherever possible with future Star Wars films,” he wrote.
Regarding reports surrounding Reynor joining the cast or in talks to get a part in the J.J. Abrams-directed film, he denied them.
Reynor told The Irish Independent that he’s not joining the film and hasn’t been approached.
“There is no truth in that — Jack is not taking on a role in the latest Star Wars film,” a spokesperson for the actor was quoted as saying. “He has not been approached about a role and there has been no discussion. The rumours started online, but there is no foundation to them.”
Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, said that she, Mark Hamill, and Harrison Ford will all star in the new film.
The filmmakers have not confirmed if they will star in the movie. The only returning character that’s been confirmed is robot R2D2.
“Star Wars Episode VII” will come out Dec. 18, 2015.