Star Wars news and rumours just keep coming in at the moment, and now CinemaBlend.com tells us that the site Making Star Wars, who claim to have various sources on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII, claim that the main villains will be a group called ‘Jedi Hunters’ who…well….hunt Jedi, I mean what else? They are described as: “scary individuals, dressed in black, some helmeted” and using lightsabres.
Making Star Wars says that their sources swear that David Oyelowo is playing one of these villain roles, but the writers at have dismissed the idea. We do know that Oyelowo was rumoured for a voice part in the Star Wars Rebels animated series. Supposedly Lupitas Nyong’o has been seen on the film set wearing a pair of yellow contact lenses, so she may be a Jedi Hunter, and supposedly so might Adam Driver.
When it comes to the plot of Star Wars: Episode VII, we know that Luke, Leia and Han will be back and that the story takes place about 30 years after the events seen in Return of the Jedi. And that is all we know. Beyond that, everything else in J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan’s script is a complete mystery that they will do their uttmost to keep a mystery for as long as possible. The last bit of ‘information’ Making Star Wars has is from someone on set who, though having not read a script, says that when we first encounter Luke Skywalker, he has been busy with the last three decades of his life, spending all of his time battling the Jedi Hunters. Now, as the new film begins,, however, he is: “outnumbered, tired, and in need of help.” We can’t say whether or not this is actually true, but it does at the very least sound interesting.
Now none of this is concrete of course!
Star Wars: Episode VII is now filming and is scheduled to be released in theaters on December 18, 2015.