Rumour: Star Wars Episode VII leaked Chrome Trooper images

Star Wars Episode VII Chrome Trooper design 1

A new type of Strom Trooper could be in the new Star Wars movie.

Indie Revolver has come across a couple of images reportedly revealing a new type of Stormtrooper appearing in J.J Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII - the Chrome Trooper.

An unnamed source has provided Indie Revolver with the two concept images below showing the super-shiny Chrome Trooper design, with it's flared-up collar and sleek, smooth finish.

Indie Revolver commented on the design, saying:

'There’s a seam edge similar to the Episode VII TIE pilots and Forest/Snowtroopers along the mouth. If any of these faceplates are actually removed in the film, it will be interesting to see if they are a window to the character’s face or an access panel for maintenance.

Fans of the original trilogy trooper design will be glad to see that this helmet appears to retain the classic proportions. It’s wide, where the new white troopers have a surprisingly narrow face when seen from the front (in line with Ralph McQuarrie’s design sketches for ANH). The chrome trooper also includes the classic stormtrooper frown instead of a floating nose plate.

The chrome troopers do not actually wear a hood or covering in the film. The metal collar stands up from the torso armor and curves up on the sides before dipping down again at the back.'

Star Wars Episode VII Chrome Trooper design 1

The concept image below could reportedly be from artist Doug Chiang, who worked on the prequel Star Wars movies.

Star Wars Episode VII concept Chrome Trooper 2

Of course these images aren't official, and are just rumours at the moment until any further details are revealed by the movies' official channels. However, they do fit in with the other Stormtrooper images we saw about a month ago.

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