A treatment for the opening scenes of Star Wars: Episode VII has apparently leaked, along with plot details involving confirmed cast members John Boyega and Daisy Ridley. Be warned of a potential spoiler alert, though it might be advisable to take any leaked intel with a grain of salt.
Boyega’s character is described as a non-cloned (or cloned from a different template than Jango Fett) stormtrooper who goes empire-AWOL and aligns with Daisy Ridley’s character.
The leaked plot points were referred 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, [Ed.- they later said this is NOT Tatooine] 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.
How would an old, filthy, dead hand survive an atmospheric entry? Though, disembodied body parts do work as plot devices at times, as seen in David Lynch’s Blue Velvet:
Perhaps the leak was planted to excite fans, much like when it was rumored that Kevin Smith was hired by Warner Bros. to pen a fake screenplay to be intentionally released for the upcoming Batman vs. Superman movie.
What has been confirmed is that Episode VII will feature an X-Wing with blue paint:
Also, Ewoks go hard off-set:
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