What?!?!? Will this be the opening scene from Star Wars: The Force Awakens? We can’t WAIT for Mike, Steve and Aline to analyze the first trailer!
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Yes, even more Star Wars rumors — this time, we apparently have a description of the movie’s opening sequences. Allegedly, the film opens on a lightsaber floating in space, before it plummets to the planet below, where a native farmer takes it to someone codenamed ‘The Vicar’ (this is apparently Max Von Sydow’s character), who in turn contacts the Rebel Alliance about the weapon.
This brings Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) to the planet, but the Empire arrive soon after – including John Boyega’s Finn, who attack the village looking for the Rebels. Dameron is captured by the Imperials, Finn is imprisoned by Kylo Ren for allowing villagers to flee during the fight. Poe and Finn bond while being held in the brig of a Star Destroyer, before hatching a plan to escape together in a TIE Fighter.
As ever, take this all with a pinch of salt. [Making Star Wars]
Or don’t! JJ Abrams, speaking to the BBC, had this to say about the process of making The Force Awakens and the bevy of rumors around the film:
We did the best we can to preserve the story for the audience, but it doesn’t always work.
There are a ton of rumors — some true, some false. But I’m grateful for everyone who would want to read a spoiler because it means that they care and want to see the movie.
So somewhere out there is a true spoiler for Episode VII. Somewhere. [BBC]
It’s official that Carrie Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, has a role in The Force Awakens. And apparently it’s a big enough part that it impressed J.J. Abrams. He told E! Online: "I’ve known Billie since she was six or something… So to see her…I can’t believe that she’s this young woman who’s clearly going into the stratosphere." [E! Online]