'Star Wars: Episode VIII' Production Is Waging Actual Aerial Battles, But It's Not What You Think

Monday, 22 February 2016 - 8:03PM
Star Wars
Star Wars: Episode VIII
Monday, 22 February 2016 - 8:03PM
'Star Wars: Episode VIII' Production Is Waging Actual Aerial Battles, But It's Not What You Think
There's a real battle being waged in the skies above the set of Star Wars: Episode VII, but it doesn't involve any X-Wings or TIE Fighters. No, this war is being fought with drones.

And don't worry, we're not talking about military drones. Oscar Isaac isn't going to be taken out by a rogue missile strike. We mean the small, consumer drones that anyone can by. See, during production for The Force Awakens, some sneaky drones were able to fly above the set and get spoilery spy photos, which were then leaked to the public. The producers are keen on not letting that happen again, so they are apparently patrolling the skies above production on Episode VII with remote-controlled drones of their own, ready to take out any and all trespassers.

via GIPHY



This is reportedly happening right now at the film's set in Dubrovnik, Croatia. The drones are protecting the Star Wars secrets along with 600 guards keeping watch on the ground to make sure no images from the set end up into the hands of the public. While we definitely appreciate the studio's protection of spoilers, the draconian measures do make it sound as if Episode VIII has gone over to the dark side. Might we have an Empire Strikes Backesque sequel on the way? We'll have to wait until 2017 to find out, because there's no way any details from the production are going to leak!
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