Star Wars
Hoth was the setting of Empire Strikes Back's opening battle.LucasFilm

Star Wars: Episode VII might be heading back to the ice planet of Hoth, according to one unexpected set visitor.

Bizarrely the latest of a slew of leaks from the high profile shoot has come from former James Bond star Roger Moore, who visited the set recently and told the BBC (via StarWars7News.com) about what he saw.

"The day before last, I know we stopped by the office, and I went up to see - on a very closed, secret set - my friend J. J. Abrams, who is directing Star Wars," said the 86-year-old.

Asked whether he could explain what he saw, Moore said: "Well, yes! They were filming something with a lot of mountains and snow... but I'm assigned to secrecy."

Of course "mountains and snow" is no real confirmation, it would just be a chilly part of another planet, but a return to has been rumoured for some time. Back in March the possibility arose when it was confirmed that the film would be shooting in Iceland.

Recently a host of images from the film's England shoot revealed a number of small character details and returning vehicles. The return of the Millennium Falcon was then confirmed with a video from production company Bad Robot released as part of a continuing playful feud between the film and Zack Snyder's 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice'.

The reason for Moore's visit to the set is likely because of his ties to Pinewood, where he regularly filmed during his Bond tenure.

Star Wars: Episode VII is out on 18 December 2015.