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02.04.2015

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If you're the kind of person who wants to go into STAR WARS: EPISODE VII - THE FORCE AWAKENS knowing as little as possible, THIS ARTICLE IS NOT FOR YOU! Turn away now, take Shmi Skywalker's advice, and don't look back. While this is all still rumor at this point, it does get pretty detailed as far as the plot of THE FORCE AWAKENS goes as well as who some of the characters are. MakingStarWars.net claims to have a source and while they admit that the information has yet to be verified, it may hold some weight. At the very least, it's worth discussing! Scroll past BB-8 to see what all the fuss is about!

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Alright, so let's dig into it, shall we? There's been a lot of speculation over who John Boyega's character, Finn, is. Evidently this source says that Finn’s family was murdered by The Empire and he was forced into recruitment along with his best friend (rumored to be Pip Andersen). In the opening scene in the film, we see Finn's best friend is killed right in front of him. Shortly after this, Finn meets Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac). Through a series of events, Finn, Poe and Rey (Daisy Ridley) end up as the Empire's prisoners, and have to steal an advanced TIE fighter to escape. The TIE crashes and Finn ends up injured.

Max von Sydow plays a former Rebel Alliance veteran now dealing in antiquities and as it turns out, BB-8 has a lightsaber with vital information inside of it. Why not? Worked for R2. Evidently the crystal in this lightsaber has the ability to open up an ancient Sith tomb containing the body of an evil being.  The lightsaber also leads the gang to Han Solo, which we learn is Rey's father.  Apparently he's none too pleased with his daughter getting mixed up in the kind of adventures he did.

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Now, if you're up-to-date with your Star Wars rumors, you've heard that the villain carrying that nifty lightsaber with the cross-guard, Kylo Ren, is searching for artifacts. What for? Well evidently he knows one of these opens up the tomb. Apparently this is some real Ark of Covenant stuff we have going on. Guarding this tomb is none other than Luke Skywalker, who is also being tormented by evil spirits in the process of trying to figure out how to open it (this may explain his disheveled look).

Meanwhile, the character played by Domhnall Gleeson is the son of a "huge character." Evidently he was a rebel for a good while before defecting to the Empire. Why would any hero want to do that? Apparently the Rebel Alliance has some less-than-stellar characters in its midst and he disagreed with the construction of a secret super weapon. The Rebel's version of the Death Star? Interesting. Gleeson's role in the Empire is hunting down Finn (John Boyega) but secretly, he looks to destroy the super weapons on both sides.

Also on Finn's trail is Gwendoline Christie's character who is lead shock trooper. Her chrome armor also has a black and red cape. She's capable of using a lightsaber and also has the ability to cloak herself. Her face is said to be heavily scarred and her character sports a military haircut.

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There you have it! Whether or not these plot details come to light, we'll see, but it's fun to discuss. I generally am not into digging up each and every plot detail before seeing a movie, but I'm also a firm believer that if a film is a good one, knowing the story in advance won't hurt it. Sure, it's fun to discover things for the first time in the theater, but think about your favorite films that you love to rewatch. You don't love rewatching them because you don't know the story. It's because it has a good story. Hopefully that's the case with THE FORCE AWAKENS.

STAR WARS: EPISODE VII - THE FORCE AWAKENS opens in theaters on December 18, 2015.

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11:48PM on 02/06/2015
Crazy out there connect the dots time, but what if Gleeson's character is the son of Boba Fett, and that's why they want Fassbender for that role?
Crazy out there connect the dots time, but what if Gleeson's character is the son of Boba Fett, and that's why they want Fassbender for that role?
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7:58AM on 02/05/2015
Sounds like the movie should be called Han Solo and the Tomb of the Evil Being.
Sounds like the movie should be called Han Solo and the Tomb of the Evil Being.
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12:40AM on 02/05/2015
So basically Finn is a... galactic Buffalo Soldier? Heh heh... Yeah bad joke.
Anyways, I still don't see how Star Wars Rebels fit in with this story.
So basically Finn is a... galactic Buffalo Soldier? Heh heh... Yeah bad joke.
Anyways, I still don't see how Star Wars Rebels fit in with this story.
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10:20PM on 02/04/2015
I bet you it's Anikans lights aver that was given to Luke. Luke had it when Vader cut off lukes arm. Rumor is Vader shows up in a flashback. I bet you he found the lightsaber and hid it
I bet you it's Anikans lights aver that was given to Luke. Luke had it when Vader cut off lukes arm. Rumor is Vader shows up in a flashback. I bet you he found the lightsaber and hid it
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9:16PM on 02/04/2015
So Adam Driver is Kylo Ren? Just skimmed this, but isn't he unaccounted for?
So Adam Driver is Kylo Ren? Just skimmed this, but isn't he unaccounted for?
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9:12PM on 02/04/2015
Sounds like a pretty good plot to me. It seems like even though the EU isn't canon anymore, someone went and did some homework so that they could at least put together a movie that feels like some of the best EU stories. Either way, does anyone know if any of these new actors have contracts that last beyond Episode 7? Oscar Isaac seems to have a full plate these days, but if he were to stick around for more Star Wars, well, that would just be the best thing ever.
Sounds like a pretty good plot to me. It seems like even though the EU isn't canon anymore, someone went and did some homework so that they could at least put together a movie that feels like some of the best EU stories. Either way, does anyone know if any of these new actors have contracts that last beyond Episode 7? Oscar Isaac seems to have a full plate these days, but if he were to stick around for more Star Wars, well, that would just be the best thing ever.
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5:58AM on 02/05/2015
Aside from the returning cast there hasn't been much up about the new guys (probably to waylay any projected plot leaks). Harrison is 'supposedly' in more than one, though Hamil hasn't been confirmed beyond one, go figure (Disney is just playing a poker hand I think at this point). They just announced release dates, er years, so I doubt they'll be able to withhold much for long. And I totally agree with you, JJ did the same thing with Wrath of Khan, Space Seed and Undiscovered Country for the
Aside from the returning cast there hasn't been much up about the new guys (probably to waylay any projected plot leaks). Harrison is 'supposedly' in more than one, though Hamil hasn't been confirmed beyond one, go figure (Disney is just playing a poker hand I think at this point). They just announced release dates, er years, so I doubt they'll be able to withhold much for long. And I totally agree with you, JJ did the same thing with Wrath of Khan, Space Seed and Undiscovered Country for the last trek film. Weaving together familiar nostalgic plots is his cup of tea.
8:01AM on 02/05/2015
Before filming Disney came out and stressed that the EU is no longer cannon and the only cannon in the films franchise is the 6 main films. Characters and other things in the EU will not exist in the films cannon anymore.
Before filming Disney came out and stressed that the EU is no longer cannon and the only cannon in the films franchise is the 6 main films. Characters and other things in the EU will not exist in the films cannon anymore.
9:52PM on 02/05/2015
Guybrush: Thanks for the info, I guess if any of the older actors were gonna stick around, Harrison makes the most sense. And while different viewers have different opinions on the last Trek (I enjoyed it), I think that you are on the money. I am putting myself in a headspace where if he can make this as good as his first Star Trek was, then I will be more than happy.

Kevin: I knew all of that. I only meant that this plot sounds very similar/ reminiscent/ in the same ballpark as a lot
Guybrush: Thanks for the info, I guess if any of the older actors were gonna stick around, Harrison makes the most sense. And while different viewers have different opinions on the last Trek (I enjoyed it), I think that you are on the money. I am putting myself in a headspace where if he can make this as good as his first Star Trek was, then I will be more than happy.

Kevin: I knew all of that. I only meant that this plot sounds very similar/ reminiscent/ in the same ballpark as a lot of the SW novels that I have read. I don't expect Mara Jade to show up :)
10:44AM on 02/06/2015
From what I heard, the original cast will slowly move into the background as the trilogy progresses, leaving the newcomers the spotlight. So I'm sure John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac and all the others are locked in as long as their characters are alive. Given that none of them are huge stars at this point, I'm sure they were more than happy to sign multi-picture deals with Disney for STAR WARS.


As for Harrison Ford, the rumour I heard was that Mark Hamill's going to be the one
From what I heard, the original cast will slowly move into the background as the trilogy progresses, leaving the newcomers the spotlight. So I'm sure John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac and all the others are locked in as long as their characters are alive. Given that none of them are huge stars at this point, I'm sure they were more than happy to sign multi-picture deals with Disney for STAR WARS.


As for Harrison Ford, the rumour I heard was that Mark Hamill's going to be the one sticking around the longest, and he'll get at least one scene where Luke Skywalker demonstrates just how powerful a Jedi he truly is.
7:09PM on 02/04/2015

So in other words they just smashed together 4-6

And yet another Death Star type super weapon? Really hope this is all fanfic and bs, not 'lets just paste together all the cool moments of the most nostalgic films'. JJ already did that with Star Trek.
And yet another Death Star type super weapon? Really hope this is all fanfic and bs, not 'lets just paste together all the cool moments of the most nostalgic films'. JJ already did that with Star Trek.
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5:41PM on 02/04/2015
Maybe this is old news, but are the Stormtroopers no longer clones in this period of time?
Maybe this is old news, but are the Stormtroopers no longer clones in this period of time?
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5:45PM on 02/04/2015
No, after the "fall" of the empire they had to start recruiting people to become stormtroopers
No, after the "fall" of the empire they had to start recruiting people to become stormtroopers
7:25PM on 02/04/2015
Stormtroopers have NEVER been clones. They are Stormtroopers....not CloneTroopers. Even George Lucas didn't change their voices (which he so easily could have done in any one of the dozens of special editions hes done). They have always been recruited after the Clonewars
Stormtroopers have NEVER been clones. They are Stormtroopers....not CloneTroopers. Even George Lucas didn't change their voices (which he so easily could have done in any one of the dozens of special editions hes done). They have always been recruited after the Clonewars
3:17PM on 02/04/2015

December 18th can not come soon enough

Whether all this is true or not, it sounds pretty freakin' awesome. I like the idea of a super-powerful Luke Swkywalker battling his demons.
Whether all this is true or not, it sounds pretty freakin' awesome. I like the idea of a super-powerful Luke Swkywalker battling his demons.
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3:40PM on 02/04/2015
tormented by Evil spirits. not his inner demons.
tormented by Evil spirits. not his inner demons.
3:15PM on 02/04/2015
This sounds pretty awesome. So I'm guessing Finn, Poe, and Rey are our new Luke, Han, and Leia? Sounds good!
If true, I like what they've done with Luke Skywalker. The original rumour that he just went into hiding seemed a little off. Not necessarily bad, but just where Jedi leaves off Luke has found comfort in the company of his friends and family, so for him to go into hiding 40 years later seems odd. But the idea that he left to track down this artifact seems way more in line with what
This sounds pretty awesome. So I'm guessing Finn, Poe, and Rey are our new Luke, Han, and Leia? Sounds good!
If true, I like what they've done with Luke Skywalker. The original rumour that he just went into hiding seemed a little off. Not necessarily bad, but just where Jedi leaves off Luke has found comfort in the company of his friends and family, so for him to go into hiding 40 years later seems odd. But the idea that he left to track down this artifact seems way more in line with what Luke would do.

Overall, this all sounds like a big cross between Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Guardians of the Galaxy to me. And I love it!
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3:07PM on 02/04/2015
Wasnt there a rumor a few months ago that the opening would show a hand with a lightsaber floating in space, which turns out to be Luke's hand from Empire? Could this be this "antique light saber"?
Wasnt there a rumor a few months ago that the opening would show a hand with a lightsaber floating in space, which turns out to be Luke's hand from Empire? Could this be this "antique light saber"?
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3:40PM on 02/04/2015
think back to where his hand ended up in Empire Strikes Back and think about what you just suggested.
think back to where his hand ended up in Empire Strikes Back and think about what you just suggested.
7:13PM on 02/04/2015
The hand that fell through Cloud City in orbit over a gas giant, somehow bouncing back up into the atmosphere and into space? Or are you saying someone came in and found it...even though that was covered in the EU that Disney jettisoned. So Luke's saber from his father was carrying around a message all this time? At what point would Anakin, who had a history of losing his sabers, came across info and then spot weld it onto his crystal?
The hand that fell through Cloud City in orbit over a gas giant, somehow bouncing back up into the atmosphere and into space? Or are you saying someone came in and found it...even though that was covered in the EU that Disney jettisoned. So Luke's saber from his father was carrying around a message all this time? At what point would Anakin, who had a history of losing his sabers, came across info and then spot weld it onto his crystal?
7:57PM on 02/04/2015
You guys don't get laid too often, do ya?
You guys don't get laid too often, do ya?
9:07PM on 02/04/2015
Hahaha, slimbo you are my hero.
Hahaha, slimbo you are my hero.
5:54AM on 02/05/2015
Ah yeah, my bad.... I misread 'antique lightsaber' as 'sexual tyrannosaurus'.
Ah yeah, my bad.... I misread 'antique lightsaber' as 'sexual tyrannosaurus'.
3:04PM on 02/04/2015
I hope the Alliance's 'Death Star' sports Princess Leia head-buns.
I hope the Alliance's 'Death Star' sports Princess Leia head-buns.
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3:32PM on 02/04/2015
No. It's the boob ship from BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS.
No. It's the boob ship from BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS.
3:54PM on 02/04/2015
ACKBAR: It's a bap! ...ship!
ACKBAR: It's a bap! ...ship!
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2:58PM on 02/04/2015

Makes lotsof sense

Since Lawrence Kasdan co-wrote the screenplay, it make sense in that it sounds like a cross between Raiders of the Lost Art meet Star Wars!
Since Lawrence Kasdan co-wrote the screenplay, it make sense in that it sounds like a cross between Raiders of the Lost Art meet Star Wars!
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2:52PM on 02/04/2015
Sounds good to me! Besides, this would mean that the now "infamous" lightsaber is in deed some kind of artifact, and that they've probably not altered the look of the usual lightsabers, which should please a lot of fans in my opinion.
Sounds good to me! Besides, this would mean that the now "infamous" lightsaber is in deed some kind of artifact, and that they've probably not altered the look of the usual lightsabers, which should please a lot of fans in my opinion.
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3:12PM on 02/04/2015
True, but they haven't said the lightsaber from the trailer is the artifact in the movie. Just that the artifact is a lightsaber.
True, but they haven't said the lightsaber from the trailer is the artifact in the movie. Just that the artifact is a lightsaber.
2:40PM on 02/04/2015

Synopsis sounds pretty damn awesome

[& if you scrolled just to the strike backs...afore mentioned SPOILERS above]:

BB8 holding a crystal sounds more believable than an floating severed hand clutching a hilt.
Hey Dec.18th...hurry the hell up & get here already!
[& if you scrolled just to the strike backs...afore mentioned SPOILERS above]:

BB8 holding a crystal sounds more believable than an floating severed hand clutching a hilt.
Hey Dec.18th...hurry the hell up & get here already!
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2:31PM on 02/04/2015
Domhnall Gleeson is the son of "a huge character"? Take note, i called it here and now. Gleeson's character is the son of Admiral Ackbar
Domhnall Gleeson is the son of "a huge character"? Take note, i called it here and now. Gleeson's character is the son of Admiral Ackbar
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3:14PM on 02/04/2015
No, no. He's the son of Jabba the Hutt. "Huge" doesn't necessarily mean important. ;)
No, no. He's the son of Jabba the Hutt. "Huge" doesn't necessarily mean important. ;)
6:36PM on 02/04/2015
im calling son of Kenobi and Aunt Beru, that's why Owen didn't want Luke going around Old Ben. Kenobi had to be doing something or someone all that time in the desert and I don't think a jawa is his type.
im calling son of Kenobi and Aunt Beru, that's why Owen didn't want Luke going around Old Ben. Kenobi had to be doing something or someone all that time in the desert and I don't think a jawa is his type.
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