The blog Badass Digest claims to have exclusive plot details about the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII set to arrive in theaters December of 2015. While none of these details have been confirmed, it is pretty fun to speculate. (Unless of course, you're one of those fans who doesn't want ANY spoilers AT ALL before seeing the film. If that's you, skip the next few paragraphs.)
According to this blog, the movie starts out with the Star Wars crawl that ends with the camera panning up to reveal a severed hand falling through space still gripping a light saber. The hand is discovered by our two new lead characters Daisy Ridley and John Boyega who, recognizing the light saber to be a Jedi relic, decide they must find who the hand and light saber belong to. They run into Han Solo and Chewbacca who recognize it as Luke Skywalker's lightsaber and the journey continues on to new planets, etc, etc in search of Luke who they haven't seen in 30 years.
Here are a few more details from the article.
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...
In many ways this plot of Episode VII is an echo of A New Hope. Instead of R2 coming to Tatooine it's a hand falling from the sky, but the basic sweep of the story is similar, and intentionally so. But things that seem familiar may not be as familiar as you think - don't assume that every ice or desert planet in the galaxy has already been visited, if you know what I'm saying.
So while we have these potentially fake plot details floating around the internet, J.J. Abrams revealed the new Star Wars VII X-Wing in a video promoting his charity program Star Wars: Force for Change, a cause that is dedicated to finding creative solutions to some of the world's biggest problems. Support the cause for a chance to see the new movie before anyone else! Watch the video for details.
What do you think? Is the X-Wing everything you hoped for? Are the plot details believable?
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