Plot details have been revealed for Star Wars: Episode VII. The JJ Abrams sci-fi sequel has been shrouded in mystery but a teasing leak suggests Episode VII will follow a similar arc to A New Hope.
With filming due to be delayed while Harrison Ford recovers from a broken ankle the clamour for the inside dope on one of the most eagerly anticipated films in years has reached fever pitch.
The unofficial word from respected source Badass Digest reveals main characters and the threat posed by a weapon of mass destruction. Spoiler alert. If the rumours are true and you’re planning on seeing the film fresh, look away now…
“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…”
Alongside the returning trio of Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher; JJ Abrams has cast Adam Driver, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o, Oscar Isaac and British actress Christina Chong.
Star Wars: Episode VII will hit cinemas December 2015