The Lowdown: New Full Stormtrooper Image, Matthew Vaughn For ‘Flash Gordon’ Reboot?

As we eagerly keep watch for a trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, (Episode VII) suspected to drop within the week, site The Star Wars Underworld has released a new full-image of the new Stormtrooper design. The picture hit the web just hours before the Star Wars Celebration event begun on Thursday.

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And here it is:


The design seems to be the perfect fusion of old and new, a fresh take on a classic that gets you in the Star Wars spirit.

The Force Awakens will be released on December 18th.

In other news, Matthew Vaughn is currently in talks to Direct the Flash Gordon reboot, this is the first development on the film we’ve heard so far.

20th Century Fox acquired the rights to the franchise a year ago but their plan for the Saviour of the Universe has been slow to develop. It’s also likely that Vaughn and his writing partner Jane Goldman will be revising the draft script written Patrick McKay and J.D. Payne, the pair whose screenplay for Star Trek 3 was rejected.


Vaughn has proved himself a safe bet from recent efforts such as Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) and X-Men: First Class (2011), both of which were successful at the box office and gathered lots of praise from audiences respectively. His potential involvement in the project will certainly draw the attention of his own fans, who perhaps otherwise would not have had an interest in seeing the New York Jets’ QuarterBack return to the big screen.