Has the Basic Storyline of 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Just Been Leaked?
First of all, we just want everyone to know that we're not going to post every single story detail about Star Wars: Episode VII that hits the web. There are too many unsubstantiated rumors out there to sift through all the garbage and truly know the real details of the sci-fi sequel. Plus, because of the profile of this project, everyone is going to be skeptical anyway. Having said that, there are some things that we know about the project, but aren't at liberty to divulge, and we're not going to be posting spoilers at all. But the basic storyline of the film has just been leaked, and it's pretty spot-on with what we've heard. More below!
**WARNING - POTENTIAL STAR WARS: EPISODE VII SPOILERS FROM HERE ON OUT!**
The folks over at Badass Digest have gotten ahold of some intriguing details about Star Wars: Episode VII, but thankfully they've decided not to spoil some of the portions of the story that we've heard about. In fact, we're not even going to talk about some of what they've posted, because we think news of the opening shot following the iconic text crawl is a little too cool of a detail to give away this far out. But if you can't resist, check out there entire report right here. What we will talk about though is the basic storyline, purposely vague so as not to reveal too much about the film and characters.
We're given the MacGuffin of Luke Skywalker's lightsaber from The Empire Strikes Back (along with something else) as it somehow ends up in the hands of two characters played by Daisy Ridley and John Boyega. We could tell you what kind of characters these two play, but it's better if you just find this out through official channels. These two characters recognize the lightsaber as a relic of the Jedi, and aim to return it to the proper people, which feels like an Indiana Jones plot set in the Star Wars universe. This is the quest of our heroes, and it's this inciting incident that brings them to Han Solo and Chewbacca.
Again, we're not going to reveal what Han Solo and Chewbacca are doing, because we don't want to give too much away, but the two recognize the lightsaber immediately, and we learn that they haven't seen Luke Skywalker in 30 years, which is how much time has passed since the events of Return of the Jedi. And so begins our adventure to track down their estranged friend and missing Jedi Master. And as we've heard recently, it sounds like our heroes aren't the only ones looking for Skywalker, or for any remnants of the keepers of the peace known as the Jedi.
Sounds like a cool story, and there's plenty of other goodies in store that no one knows about yet at all. Badass Digest adds, that they're "hearing extremely positive things about the action, and very, very good things about the characters themselves and the way the actors are bringing them to life." We're so anxious to see how the saga continues, especially with a cool mystery about the whereabouts of Luke Skywalker. Of course, that would mean that he might not be in the movie much, so what is Mark Hamill doing in London this whole time? Stay tuned for any more updates.