Between now and the end of the year, expect there to be a plethora – a tidal wave, if you will – of rumored tidbits concerning Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And today, the raft of chatter and speculation orbiting J.J. Abrams’ sci-fi sequel amps up further, with the reveal of two major sequences that are set to appear in the film.
As with most previous gossip on the hotly-anticipated flick, the news originates from Making Star Wars, a fansite whose track record for rumor-to-fact has been pretty spot-on so far. Be warned, though, if you’re hoping to enter the theater on December 18th with no knowledge whatsoever on the film, we advise that you look away now.
First up is a description of the film’s opening sequence. Lifted directly from the fan blog, it outlines briefly all the characters involved and culminates with an event that slots into pre-existing rumors concerning the story:
“The film does open with a lightsaber in space. It falls to the ground in a savannah environment during the day. It is quickly discovered by a farmer named Naka. Naka accidentally ignites the weapon and starts a fire with it. At first he runs, but then turns around and obtains the weapon … Naka then takes the weapon to his elder called The Vicar. The Vicar is most likely played by Max von Sydow … the Vicar appears to contact the Rebels and this brings Poe Dameron to the planet.
Later that night, Poe Dameron arrives and retrieves the lightsaber from The Vicar. The only problem? They’ve brought the Empire there as well (not sure if the Empire followed Poe or intercepted the initially transmission he received). Poe sees Stormtroopers are coming and he places the laser sword safely in a little droid: BB-8. The droid flees and the heroic Poe Dameron prepares to fight! Concurrently, a young Stormtrooper named Finn enters a situation that will drastically change his life forever. When his best friend dies in battle and he allows a few innocent villagers to escape, Kylo Ren orders him arrested and the village burned to the ground.
Because Finn just isn’t naturally evil enough, he finds himself in the brig of a Star Destroyer with a Rebel pilot. Finn never learned to fly. Finn has the knowledge how to get out of the brig and Poe is their best chance to fly out of there. They hatch a plan to steal a TIE Fighter and make a run for it.”