While JJ Abrams and Disney are keeping the official plot details for Star Wars: Episode VII tightly guarded, BadAssDigest reckon they may have found out exactly what we can expect to see in what is guaranteed to be 2015’s biggest film.
Below you will find the films plot outline, as revealed by B.A.D, and while I must warn that the below is hugely SPOILERY, please take with a pinch of salt. Disney and Abrams have neither confirmed or denied this rumour, and until something official is released, the below synopsis is something to simply hope is true.
The story sounds very familiar to A New Hope, which is a good thing, and appears to not be bogged down with too much complication, because in all honesty we don’t need Star Wars to be complicated, just fun. The story sounds very direct, very simple, but open to plenty of excitement and plenty of homage to the original trilogy. Personally, should this turn out to be the actual plot for the film, I am very very happy about it!
Per B.A.D (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…
In many ways this plot of Episode VII is an echo of A New Hope. Instead of R2 coming to Tatooine it’s a hand falling from the sky, but the basic sweep of the story is similar, and intentionally so. But things that seem familiar may not be as familiar as you think – don’t assume that every ice or desert planet in the galaxy has already been visited, if you know what I’m saying.
Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of the Saga Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the new film.
Star Wars: Episode VII is being directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams. Kathleen Kennedy, Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, and John Williams returns as the composer. The movie opens worldwide on December 18, 2015.