Millenium Falcon and X-Wing Spotted On The Set Of Star Wars: Episode VII
The Millenium Falcon and what appears to be an X-Wing have just been the subject of some accidental aerial reconnaissance. An aviation photographer has unintentionally snapped a piece of science fiction gold dust during a routine flight across England yesterday evening. Matthew Myatt works for the Airborne Aviation flying club and was capturing images of another aircraft when he flew over the high-security set of J.J Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII and got an early preview of two of science fiction's most iconic spacecraft.
As you can see in Myatt's picture, the Millenium Falcon is only partially built - something that suggests it will only be shot from one-side - and the X-Wing appears to be either blue in color or awaiting the finishing touches to its paint job. The image was taken over the Greenham Common airbase in Berkshire. Before this image was released, the RAF airbase was rumored to be playing host to production on Abrams' movie, but thanks to Myatt, it seems safe to say that this notion can now become fact.
Earlier on this year, Abrams was seen standing next to a McQuarrie-esque X-Wing as he promoted the Force for Change initiative. But, while that image showed the craft in much greater detail, there's something far sweeter about seeing a photograph that wasn't meant to be seen.
Myatt revealed his shock when he discovered just what it was that he had managed to get hold of, saying ""I had to go and grab my son who's a big Star Wars fan and get him to come and look at the picture and pinch me and make sure I'd seen what I'd seen. It was one of those unbelievable moments."