STAR WARS VII Stormtrooper Helmet Sketch Has Made Its Way Online

Hit the jump to check out our first look at a sketched image of the new stormtrooper helmet design for Star Wars VII.

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By MarkyMark - 8/11/2014
The artist, Tom Hodges, had a quick glimpse of the helmet and began a sketch five minutes after seeing the new design.



Do you like the sleeker, rounded, McQuarrie look to the design? What do you think that the stormtroopers are doing 30 years after the destruction of the second Death Star? Comment below and tell us what you think.

Set 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi, Star Wars VII continues the story of our favorite band of heroes and introduces new heroes. Directed by J.J. Abrams, Star Wars VII is set for release December 18, 2015.

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Pasto - 8/11/2014, 11:38 AM
Eh, it's aight.
NightWatcher - 8/11/2014, 11:41 AM
I hope they have some new weapons.
DrKinsolving - 8/11/2014, 11:41 AM
ndwwrestler2 - 8/11/2014, 11:47 AM
Looks a lot like Ralph Mcquarrie's Stormtrooper...I like.
yossarian - 8/11/2014, 11:48 AM
Who is paying their salary? The Empire was overthrown.
Enki - 8/11/2014, 11:49 AM
I bet they still can't shoot right.
AXE - 8/11/2014, 11:49 AM
Storm trooper looks like he got them shades on
AXE - 8/11/2014, 11:50 AM
stormtrooper be rockin them
write33 - 8/11/2014, 11:54 AM
it looks like a duck.
i'm not sure if that's a positive or negative.
charlie2094 - 8/11/2014, 11:55 AM
Looks cool, different but similar enough, definitely Mcqarrie inspired like was said, which is good.
Superior - 8/11/2014, 11:55 AM
Looks pretty cool to me if it's legit. Nice find, Mark.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 8/11/2014, 12:00 PM
Looks like he has sunglasses on
MexicanSuperman - 8/11/2014, 12:03 PM
Please no more stormtrooper. They can't hit shit and their armor can't protect them to save their life.
batz11 - 8/11/2014, 12:04 PM
Is that a Death Star or target on her tummy?
batz11 - 8/11/2014, 12:10 PM
I had a sneak peek too, my drawing isn't as good...

MrNiklander - 8/11/2014, 12:43 PM
Nice a bit updated also gives me some Clonetroopers vibe
Unreal2k9 - 8/11/2014, 12:46 PM
Im likin it
Maia87 - 8/11/2014, 12:50 PM
Yes!

Wait, what? The Empire is still here?



LeroyJenkins - 8/11/2014, 12:58 PM
What kind of sunglasses is he wearing?
breakUbatman - 8/11/2014, 1:07 PM

The New Storm Trooper! Comes eqquiped with Bands to Make Em dance
OptionFour - 8/11/2014, 1:11 PM
Why wouldn't the Empire still be around in some way?
Just killing the Emperor doesn't destroy all of the Stormtroopers, their fleets of battleships, and the hundreds of worlds that have fallen under their grasp.
Much like killing the President of the United States wouldn't cause the U.S. Army to simply blow up and cease existing.
That's silly. You're silly.
ndwwrestler2 - 8/11/2014, 1:28 PM
^ He has a point.
yossarian - 8/11/2014, 1:45 PM
Not really.

20+ years after overthrowing the government and there are still storm troopers? It took about 20 minutes after Hitler died for the SS to disband. If the president was killed in a hostile takeover of the American Government, then yes, the military personnel who stick around to fight for the old regime would run through their resources and eventually die out.
Pheezmatic - 8/11/2014, 2:55 PM
Oh shit...

Yoss just shitted on someone with a history lesson lol
DerekLake - 8/11/2014, 3:44 PM
But the Allies also pushed through Germany, actually defeating the Germans. All that happened in ROTJ was that the Rebels killed both Vader and the Emperor, though perhaps the implication was that numerous popular revolts followed(?).

Considering that the Empire spanned a galaxy, and was run on a planet-by-planet, system by system basis, it is not unreasonable that 20-30 years later, the relatively small Rebel alliance hasn't been able to dislodge the Empire. One country vs. an entire galaxy is a great difference.
JediPhilosopher - 8/11/2014, 10:14 PM
Well, supposedly the storm trooper armor was an effective design for armor. Maybe they just figured, aint broke, don't fix?
FloydCrowder - 8/12/2014, 2:39 AM

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