Abu Dhabi could be the new Tatooine.
Earlier this month, Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn revealed that filming had already begun on Star Wars: Episode VII, but the movie's set locations remain a tightly held secret. However, a few leaked photos from a desert in Abu Dhabi are fueling the rumor mill.
The photos were taken on Tuesday by The National's Mona Al Marzooqi. They aren't particularly interesting, unless you're a big fan of tents and ladders. But workers can be seen rolling a large mystery disk, which looks aesthetically similar to many of the elements from the previous films.
Some fans believe that the disk resembles C3P0's escape pod from A New Hope. Others think that it looks like the foot of an AT-AT Walker. But I think that it looks like a gigantic mystery disk. And I'm not willing to speculate any further, because there's really no way to tell if this is actually a Star Wars set.
Though, it kind of does look the bottom of an AT-AT's foot... That other piece could be the top. I've attached a diagram to justify my ridiculous speculation.
Star Wars: Episode VII will hit theaters in December of 2015.
Source: The National