What ‘Star Wars Episode VII’ Clues Can We Spot in Disney’s Teaser Images for D23?

'Star Wars' Rumors at D23
'Star Wars' Rumors at D23
To set the stage for the annual D23 expo Aug. 9-11 in Anaheim, CA, Disney released a photo of a group of boxes, stacked up as if they were in that warehouse in Raiders of the Lost Ark. Except these are filled with clues to Lucasfilm franchise: Star Wars. Let's decode box by box what Disney could be planning to announce at Episode VII, Clone Wars, and a possible Star Wars theme park. First, notice that R2-D2-shaped hole.
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What is 'Orange Harvest?'
What is 'Orange Harvest?'
Famously, Blue Harvest was the secret working title for Return of the Jedi. By that logic, would Orange Harvest be the working title for Episode VII? And if so, that could mean that a major announcement about the new film — possibly regarding casting — could be planned for the expo. Or Disney could be faking us out, and Orange Harvest could be the project name for a theme park. Both Disney World and Land were built on orange groves...
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Making a Blue Milk Run
Making a Blue Milk Run
Of course, if this is primarily setting the stage for a Star Wars theme park, you can expect food and beverage from that Galaxy Far, Far Away, like blue bantha milk to be served. I'll hold out for a ruby bliel myself.
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Contents: One Protocol Droid
Contents: One Protocol Droid
You'll note that C-3PO is written upside down on the top of this blue milk-stained crate. Maybe the casting announcement about Episode VII will simply be that Anthony Daniels will be back as the protocol droid, along with Kenny Baker as R2-D2. Or maybe we're finally going to get a Blu-ray release of Droids: The Pirates and the Prince? Personally, I hope that's what it is.
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Blaster Bolts...Or Something More?
Blaster Bolts...Or Something More?
That carbon scoring around those holes could only have come from blaster fire. But maybe somebody fired those shots to provide breathe holes for whatever's inside...
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Blueprints
Blueprints
Squint and you'll see the letters "J" and "E" near the top of these blueprints. Maybe it's a plan for a "Jedi Academy" theme park add-on at the Magic Kingdom?
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I'm More a Max Rebo Man Myself
I'm More a Max Rebo Man Myself
Such a Star Wars Land at the Magic Kingdom wouldn't be complete without live entertainment from Mos Eisley's favorite jazz band Figrin D'an and the Modal Nodes now would it?
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C-3PO Really Does Hate Travel
C-3PO Really Does Hate Travel
Notice that on the back of C-3PO's box is a warning that says "Contents May Panic During Transit." Sounds like 3PO alright. Of course, if all of this is related to a theme park, Star Wars' two iconic droids could be meet-and-greet staples.
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A Death Star?
A Death Star?
This may be the most enigmatic box of all. Don't know about you, but to us it kind of looks like the Death Star, maybe right at the moment of being blown up. What could that portend? A Death Star 3 for Episode VII?
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Podracing is Wizard
Podracing is Wizard
There's almost no way that if a Star Wars theme park happens a podracing ride won't be part of it.
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Okay, Does This Settle It?
Okay, Does This Settle It?
And now we've got a crate addressed to the old address of Walt Disney Imagineering, the branch of the company that creates its theme park rides and attractions. So that's what most of this is about. However, notice to the crate on the left that lists a rundown of different lightsaber colors that the Clone Wars logo is also included. Maybe this means we'll finally learn when we'll get to see those "bonus episodes" that never got to air before the series was canceled.
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