Indie Revolver has our first look at the Chrome Stormtrooper:
The cloak is particularly interesting. I have to say, I think the trooper looks pretty cool. We have heard these are the elite guard that serve the main bad guy, sort of like General Grievous’ MagnaGuards if we had to make a comparison. However, Jay at Indie Revolver says:
We’ve not heard this from anyone directly.
Our source was pretty on in their initial description about chrome Stormtroopers:
The design of the helmet is not unlike the standard Stormtrooper “cranium.” The mouth is a little longer, the face a little longer. The eyes are a single visor like the recent EPVII Stormtrooper helmet that is out there. But the eyes point up at the corner and down, almost like if the visor intersected with an X on both ends. x——x Unlike the classic Stormtrooper design, there is no black band above the eyes.
The only thing missing was the cloak! However, Jay states:
The chrome troopers do not actually wear a hood or covering in the film. The metal collar stands up from the torso armor and curves up on the sides before dipping down again at the back.
I’m geeking out here and all I can say is that Star Wars: Episode VII is going to rock.
Update: Indie Revolve has updated with a second pic of concept art without the hood: