Thursday, entertainment site Indie Revolver showcased what they claimed is some leaked concept art for the helmet to be worn by some version of the Stormtroopers in JJ Abrams's upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII, which will resume filming in England later this month.
Initially, Indie Revolver's report included only the concept art for the helmet, with many speculating that it may be for some alternate trooper, such as the Snowtrooper which first appeared in The Empire Strikes Back. However, movie prop forum The RPF produced a photo of what's reputedly an actual prop helmet, supposedly for use in the film.
The reality of the photos remains unconfirmed, but many believe that they are, in fact, authentic. Abrams has, so far, been fairly withholding of images from his upcoming film, releasing bits of information and art informally via Twitter and other outlets.
Star Wars: Episode VII is due for release on December 18, 2015.