Star Wars 7: Plot details 'leak', with sequel's opening sequence and premise revealed
Rumour has super weapon being built on an ice planet
Star Wars Episode 7 has suffered an unconfirmed plot leak, with a film site claiming that the movie will open with John Boyega and Daisy Ridley's characters discovering Luke Skywalker's severed hand from The Empire Strikes Back and subsequently finding that the Jedi master has gone missing.
*Spoilers ahead (possibly)*
Here's the outline according to Badass Digest:
"Imagine the standard Star Wars crawl, and when it ends the camera pans up to the stars. But instead of a spaceship zooming into frame we see... a hand! A severed hand, tumbling through space. A severed hand gripping a light saber.
That hand falls onto a desert planet, where it is discovered by characters who will be our heroes. One is Daisy Ridley. The other is John Boyega, who is playing someone trying to change his path in life (again, I'm keeping it vague here). They recognize the light saber as a Jedi relic and decide to return it to the proper people.
Their quest takes them off world, and they meet up with Han Solo and Chewbacca, who aren't flying around in the Millenium Falcon anymore but are piloting... well, that could be a spoiler. I'll leave it. Anyway, Han and Chewie recognize the light saber as Luke's, and they say they haven't seen their friend in thirty years, since the events of Return of the Jedi.
So begins a quest to find the missing Jedi Master. Meanwhile, on an ice planet, nefarious forces are building a super weapon, one capable of destroying not planets but entire solar systems..."
The opening sounds deliciously Breaking Bad-esque, with Luke's dismembered hand tumbling through the sky and being discovered by kids, and would be a bold start to JJ Abrams' new chapters.
It echoes that of A New Hope, in which R2-D2 was the foreign body to stumble into the lives of people far away from rebel alliances and trade federations.
The leak, so far completely unconfirmed and likely to remain that way, comes from Devin Faraci, who wrote on Twitter when asked about the synopsis' veracity: "I'm not kidding about this".
It suggests that the younger members of the cast will be in the fore in the movie, with Faraci claiming that he is "hearing again and again that John Boyega owns this move".
Star Wars: Episode VII, which is believed to have been recently filming in the Forest of Dean (possibly for scenes on the Ewok planet of Endor), will go on a two week hiatus in August while Harrison Ford recovers from an ankle injury.
The sequel has a scheduled release date of 18 December, 2015.
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