Harry Knowles, the reliable and respected movie man at Ain't It Cool News, is quoting a source as saying Jj Abrams' new Star Wars movie is titled The Ancient Fear. Harry says his insider told him back in January that the movie would shoot in Dubai - which was accurate - and that when he took the title speculation to JJ himself, he didn't respond. Suspicious.

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Knowles says that after following up the speculation with other sources, a guy close to the production claimed that the "working title" for the movie was The Ancient Fear. He also stated, "it refers to Max Von Sydow's villain who makes Pazuzu look like a pussy!"

In other Star Wars Episode 7 news, the first picture of wookiee Chewbacca has been revealed, with Disney chairman Bob Iger posing with the character in a post on Star Wars' official Instagram account.

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The image was posted with the caption: "Chairman's new co-pilot #StarWarsDay" with no other information about where the picture was taken, or whether original actor Peter Mayhew was inside the costume. It is assumed the picture was taken on set at Pinewood Studios in north London, where the great script-read image was presumably taken last week. 

Mayhew played Chewbacca in four previous Star Wars films and confirmed he would be returning to his role last month.

Last week it was revealed that Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Max Von Sydow and John Boyega would star in Star Wars Episode 7, alongside original actors Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher.

What do you think about the Star Wars title The Ancient Fear?

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