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'Star Wars: Episode 7' Set Photos; Disney CFO On 'Mirroring Marvel'

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2014 has been a pretty miserable year for the box office, with summer revenue at an eight-year low and down by 15% from 2013, but one studio that seems to have emerged from the dip largely unscathed is Disney. Despite this summer offering a major risk for Marvel Studios' first flop, both Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy can be counted among the biggest hits of 2014 and Disney also enjoyed a surprising amount of success with the live-action Sleeping Beauty prequel/re-imagining Maleficent.

All this bodes well for the debut of Disney's take on the Star Wars franchise next year. The first movie in a new Star Wars trilogy (which will be accompanied by spin-offs and a multimedia shared universe) arrives in December 2015, and despite director J.J. Abrams' love of secrecy it's been impossible to keep the production entirely away from prying eyes.

During the initial stretch of filming in Abu Dhabi a large batch of set photos made its way onto the internet, though it didn't show much outside of the extras and scenery of a Tatooine marketplace. Security surrounding the filming at Pinewood Studios in London has been a lot tighter, but it's difficult to hide outdoor set pieces from a birds-eye view.

While flying over the RAF airfield Greenham Common taking publicity shots for a flying school, photographer Matthew Myatt spotted some very unusual aircraft. Unless the RAF is training its pilots in starfighters now, the X-wing and (half of) the Millennium Falcon shown in the photo below are actually props being used in the filming of Star Wars: Episode VII.

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