Star Wars Episode 7 News

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Who Are The Healer Twins and Why Are They In Star Wars: Episode 7?


Thea and Liana Shengelaya, "The Healer Twins," are band-mates and med students. So why were they filming in Abu Dhabi? After the jump we'll delve further into this interesting tid-bit.



Our friends at JediNews have broken a rumor about the twins apparently filming scenes for four days on Episode VII:



What we know for sure is that the Twins were born in Georgia and reside in Abu Dhabi. As we all know JJ and co. is currently shooting in the Abu Dhabi desert on a set that is very reminiscent of Tatooine as his short video from yesterday would suggest.



As Viral reported yesterday: (via TheNational)
Our sources also report that the sets are getting closer to completion, with a “whole world” having been built on an otherworldly salt lake at one location, a “shuttle-like” spacecraft, a large tower, a “big, centuries-old-looking market”, something the crew are reportedly referring to as the “alien house” and 10 to 15 “really fast buggies” powered by jet engines.
 
This location could support a building also familiar to Star Wars fans:


The twins don't claim to be actors, but both were in the shoot per their Instagram:

"Actually we went."
Anyone care to hazard a guess as to what type of characters they were playing? Perhaps???


Or the daughters of the Tonnika twins???



71 comments:

  1. Tonnika twins thats a long shot.. I wonder if they will see the final cut..

    Redski

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  2. Perhaps they play Darth Plagueis?

    ;^)

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    1. Do not encourage the Plagueis-obsessed anons!!!

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    2. Jerk you beat me to it. I was going to start putting it on everything.

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    3. Anon, I hereby pass the Talking Stick over to you. "Take this, brother. May it serve you well."

      ;^)

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    4. More like a John Lennon Quote. ;~)

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    5. That it is. ;^)

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    6. John that's great and you're right you find this phrase in the White album the track is Revolution 9

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  3. I really hope we don't see any podracing. A matter a fact, any type of racing is going to bring back bad memories of TPM.

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    1. But I guess they have to reach their quota of scenes they can turn into video games:P

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    2. What about a Kessel run?

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    3. Nonsenses you saying, loved pod racing, it was executed brilliantly!...

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    4. Lucas put a lot of race type scenes in the OT. The trench run is an example. Then you have the speeder bikes.

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    5. Exactly - different "racing" type scenes in each film, using different types of vehicles and situations.

      Rehashing the pod race wouldn't exactly be the best way to go, IMHO. But I fully expect some sort of racing/chase scene in Episode VII to carry on the grand tradition.

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    6. I doubt we'll see podracing, but almost ever Star Wars film has a racing/chase scene that's completely different from the others. The buggies they were speaking of could have something to do with that. It'll most likely be some kind of new vehicle we've never seen before. I'm melting with anticipation just thinking about how cool this movie is going to be.

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    7. no pod racing. please just no.

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    8. Nathan is our resident expert on "quotas" around here...

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    9. yes pod racing. please just yes.

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    10. instead of pod racing how about a space race with the falcon and other ships racing around moons, asteroids, etc..... that would be cool....and at the end Hans son and chewie win the race on the upgraded engine of the falcon...

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    11. maybe pod racing. please just i dunno.

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    12. Ep 1: pod racing, Ep 2: the speeder scene with Zam, Ep 3 the whole beginning scene, Ep 4: the tie fighters, Ep 5: more tie fighters, Ep 6: Endor speeders. Yep, there's a lot of racing and chase scenes in here.

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  4. I bet those Hanson twins, or whatever they're called, were just there to do some sweeping up, and they made a big deal out of it like they're gonna actually be IN the movie or with speaking parts & everything.

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    1. Now you've got me wanting to see the Hanson Brothers in Episode VII.

      "Old time hockey, coach! Eddie Shore!"

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    2. This is the best idea I've ever read on this board.

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  5. The obvious answer would be that they're singers or entertainers in a bar in Mos Eisley, perhaps?

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  6. that little guy by JJ in the photo is kinda cute, hope he is one of the jedi or something, cool little dude,

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    1. I could see him as somekind of master

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    2. That's the Tatooine casting director.

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  7. Or perhaps they ARE the twins - and Episode VII features a flashback to young Obi Wan on Tat.

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  8. Two extras post something on Instagram and it gets the rumor mill going.

    Guys, get a grip.

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    1. Just a regular grip or a key grip?

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  9. Noses are too large to be anything more than an extra.

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    1. That's an unkind remark, unless you're trying to intimate that they're related to Adam Driver's character and play minor roles.
      They're very pretty girls and if they can act, they'll most likely have solid careers in the movie business.

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  10. Judging by their YouTube singing videos I hope they aren't doing a musical number

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    1. I was thinking the same, but that 'snake in the desert' song they do has been stuck in my head for hours! I definitely think they're on board as a mos eisley band.

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  11. I wonder what language that creature speaks...

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  12. Ah we see the new Hasbro star wars toy standing beside JJ!

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    1. Miniatures and costumes remind me of overblown toys. That scene in Empire Strikes Back when Vader is sending out all the bounty hunters to hunt the Falcon looked like a glorified Haloween costume contest.

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    2. True dat. But funny.

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  13. Eat death sticks while we listen to new Cantina Band members.

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  14. Why would they build the cantina on location?

    Doesn't make any sense.

    Just 2 extras.

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  15. Maybe they have a Star Wars "Rave" in the desert and the twins are one of the performers.

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  17. They were only there for 4 days. Probably just extras.

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  18. StarwarsthelostmissionsMay 23, 2014 at 12:15 AM

    Here is something a moderator should post
    http://starwars.com/news/gareth-edwards-and-gary-whitta-onboard-for-star-wars-stand-alone-film.html

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  19. @Viral Hide, Gareth Eduards signed to direct the spin-off movie and the script will be from the guy who wrote The Book of Eli. OH MY GOD.

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  20. It would be great to see the cantina again. Wasn't it shot on location in the original?

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    1. With everyone begging to see every insignificant detail from the Original Trilogy appear in VII, I have to ask myself: why don't you just rewatch the original trilogy to your heart's content and let VII, VIII, and IX do their own original thing?

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    2. Going by all the poms in the scene i would of said UK

      Redski

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  21. http://starwars.com/news/gareth-edwards-and-gary-whitta-onboard-for-star-wars-stand-alone-film.html

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  22. Hey Viral,

    Official Star Wars site just updated: director and screenwriter just announced for first Spin Off film. Due DECEMBER 2016.

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  23. I'm sure the twins will be in a small scene as an extra. Probably having maybe 1 or 2 lines in the movie...... Or they could be singing a song while a Jedi fights someone in a bar.....

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  24. I'd get busy with the both of them as long as they promised not to sing!

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  25. Yah! first spin off movie in 2016 The Solo Chronicles' lol and as for the twins Geeezzz u lot hahaha haven't u figured it out, they are Yoda's offspring Toddy new zealand

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  26. Nobody commenting here would throw those twins out of bed, let's be honest. Beggars can't be choosers.

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    1. Holy *bleep* if THIS is begging! <=D

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    2. I'm not saying that people here are beggars. I'm saying that people here are quick to complain, but I would bet they never had a girlfriend. That is what I meant by a beggar.

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    3. My wife makes those two look like a pair of hooked beak buzzards. So, no begging is necessary.

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  27. https://twitter.com/ridley_daisy/status/469663955812507648

    A picture of Abu Dhabi/Tatooine from Daisy Ridley.

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  28. and pod racing has been done, I doubt this will be re-visted and would suggest a dramatic chase scene is more likely. I can't help but ponder, the thought of retuning 2 tattooine and how this will fit into the story of an Ancient Fear, Luke was serious when he said "I'm never coming back to this rock" hmmmm! soo why? Solo or Leia or both? I was reading recently a rumour about the idea that the duro were Captured and held prisoners for some time, perhaps this could be possible somehow, Solo was Jabba's best smuggler, it is clear that the both of them had long time relationship. After Jabba's death, I can only imagine that those responsible for his downfall would surely have to pay, every bounty hunter in the galaxy would be after their blood, I can see Luke returning to tattoine to sort this out, maybe with the Solo kids in tow as well. Thing I have always loved about Star Wars, it's not like one continuous story, but is layered with stories within stories within stories. I don't know why, I just have that funny feeling that Ahsoka Tank is going to appear and would be thrilled if Kyle Katarn was in there too, X Imperial forces, I'm excited about. the force element's coming into play thus far, thanks for creating this site Viral, awesome dude... Toddy new zealand

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  30. This question is a little like 'Who is JJ abrams why is he in episode 7' lol.
    They might be acting or even writing a song, why don't you just switch this site off as 80% of the questions you post are obvious.

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  31. Listened to healer Twins' Snake In The Desert, closed my eyes and was transported into a rough bar in Mos Eisley.

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    1. me too! They are interesting.. Needs some more work on them and they will be conquering world!

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