Thursday, February 19, 2015

Rumor: The Opening Scenes of 'The Force Awakens'

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By: Dominic Jones

Our friends over at MakingStarWars.net have been in touch with one of their sources who has provided them with some information regarding the opening scenes of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.  This describes the scenes from immediately following the opening crawl of the film.  Lots of this lines up with previous rumors, which leads me to think there's a good chance its true.  But, as usual, there's a chance these may not be true, but if you're trying to avoid all The Force Awakens rumors then stop reading now.  This is your official SPOILER ALERT!
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According to MSW,
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. I assume he snatches the weapon so it is not destroyed in the fire.  Naka then takes the weapon to his elder called The Vicar.
 
The Vicar is most likely played by Max von Sydow. It is most likely a code name too. Chances are they didn’t need to name the character during filming so they just went with the title The Vicar which means leader or superior. Anyways, 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.

Brandon Rhea first mentioned that Poe would end up on the planet and get thrown in the brig. It was true as Star Wars 7 News reported that Poe and BB-8 are together at the start of the film, the brig is aboard a Star Destroyer and they do crash land on the planet afterward. Badass Digest were the first to report a hand in space with a lightsaber in it (there is no indication there is a hand involved). So we’re starting to see some of these loose strands coming together and making sense. It takes a village. Not just to burn down, but to figure this stuff out.

As I mentioned at the top, the fact that this lines up with earlier rumors does make think there is truth to it (where there's smoke, there's fire, sort of thing).  It does sound like an exciting opening act to the film, and likely some of the questions we have about this will be answered with the opening crawl, giving us context about how the galaxy far, far away has been for the last 30 years.

As always, this is just a rumor until confirmed or denied by Lucasfilm or Disney.

Source: MakingStarWars.net

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