Star Wars: Episode VII is currently shooting in Abu Dhabi and while we’ve been getting a ton of casting news updates and little pictures here and there; nothing is really known of the plot. Today, we may have found out what to expect from the upcoming sequel and if it’s true it’s VERY reminiscent of A New Hope; which I think is actually a really good idea.
Beware, POSSIBLE spoilers ahead!
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…
I’m not really sold on a hand falling to Tatooine and that starting the journey of our characters, but there’s a lot of good things in this vague plot outline. I do like that it’s a movie that ushers in new characters that bring together the original stars. I guess we’ll have to wait a while for an exact plot, but this seems to be some pretty good groundwork for whats to come.
Story via BAD.
Star Wars Episode VII is written by Lawrence Kasdan and is directed by J. J. Abrams. The film is due out December 18th, 2015 and will star: John Boyega, Christina Chong, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong’o, Gweondoline Christie, Max von Sydow, Crystal Clarke, Pip Anderson, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker.