With the release of Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens less than a year away, the number of rumors leaking out about the movie and future Star Wars productions is increasing.
The latest rumor regarding The Force Awakens is the gangsters of the Star Wars universe may be returning. According to Latino Review, multiple Hutts may appear in the movie. Furthermore, these Hutts will not be created with CGI effects, but rather they will be robotic creatures or puppets similar to how the original Jabba the Hutt was created forReturn of the Jedi.
Latino Review also said the models made for the Hutts would also be used for the first Star Wars spinoff film in order to save money. This adds further fuel to a previous rumor that sets and props would be shared between The Force Awakens and the spin off movie.
While it is still unknown to fans like Paul Mathieson what part the Hutts would play in The Force Awakens, it has been suggested that the spin off movie might involve a story about bounty hunters being sent to steal the plans of the original Death Star.
In related rumor news, Total Geeks reported that Tatiana Maslany, star of Orphan Black, has been signed to play the lead role in the first spin off movie. It is unknown what character Maslany would play in the movie, which is scheduled release in December 2016.