The newest rumor from Latino-Review sources says that there will be Mandalorians in Star Wars: Episode VII.
Not surprised? Neither was I.
We previously reported that the movie would have "Jedi Hunters" and later that they were really "Mercenaries." Something that remained constant in both reports was that they had black and chrome armor that looked like Stormtoopers and that they were allied with the Sith.
This sounds a lot like the Mandalorians. Via Wookiepedia:
Throughout their history, the Mandalorians often allied with the Sith, perhaps most notably the Sith Lord Exar Kun, and held a certain distrust and general dislike for the Jedi Order.
In later years, the Mandalorians moved away from their obsessively war-like and conqueror ways and instead, most became bounty hunters and mercenaries, selling their skills to various individuals and factions in the galaxy.
We've seen and heard that J.J. Abrams and crew are using lots of unused Ralph McQuarrie designs. I've included an unused Boba Fett concept. Because I couldn't find the original concepts, I've included fan-made Stormtrooper and Boba Fett helmets based on unused McQuarrie designs.
Based on a previous report, these mercenary Mandalorians will look a lot like these designs, but in black and chrome. We've already seen chrome Mandalorian armor on Jango Fett, and a variant of it worn by Death Watch on The Clone Wars.
As more of these rumors converge we seem to be getting a clear picture of what Star Wars: Episode VII will be like.