Will we be seeing the ice planet Hoth again in Star Wars: Episode VII? Maybe so, according to Roger Moore, former star of The Saint TV series and seven James Bond films. During an interview with Graham Norton, Moore revealed he was recently granted the coveted honor of having a tour of the Star Wars set and the chance to see some filming.
Part of the interview concerning what Moore saw goes as follows…
Roger Moore: Anyway, the day before last, I know we stopped by the office, and I went up to see – on a very closed, secret set – my friend J. J. Abrams, who is producing and directing Star Wars.
Graham Norton: Ooh, wow!
Moore: With Harrison Ford.
Norton: So, what were they filming that day? Can you tell me?
Moore: Well, yes! They were filming something with a lot of mountains and snow.
Norton: Okay, hmm.
Moore: But I was signed to secrecy.
Many fans have speculated that the snowy landscape Moore saw indicates a return to the planet Hoth, last seen in The Empire Strikes Back. If it is Hoth, it makes sense in terms of the film’s plot about Han Solo and company searching for Luke Skywalker. Hoth is the sort of uninviting, inhospitable wasteland that a Jedi seeking some private time might just pick for his fortress of solitude. Director J.J. Abrams may want to toss a treat to old time fans by bringing back an old location.
Of course, this vague description of an icy planet does not necessarily confirm Hoth. It could be a new location. It’s all speculation at this point.
Do you think we’ll be seeing Hoth again in Star Wars 7?