By: Dominic Jones
Our friends over at MakingStarWars.net have posted a new rumor about the opening scenes of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. This is mostly an elaboration on a lot of the previous rumors we had been hearing for several months. As usual, there is a chance this information could be false but if you are trying to avoid all The Force Awakens spoilers then stop reading now! This is your official SPOILER ALERT! If you do want to read the spoilers, please be conscious of those that don't.
This rumor involves this X-Wing (from the Force for change video) and this location. According to Jason Ward over at MakingStarWars.net,
On December 18th, 2015 you will read an opening crawl and then:
Exterior Night-Space/Savannah A lightsaber tumbles through space, crashes towards the ground.
Exterior Day-Savannah Lightsaber lands – dawn into day – a strange hand appears.
Exterior Night- Outskirts of Village BB-8 is troubled by something coming and hurries off.
Exterior Night – The Village BB-8 pushes towards the vicarage.
Interior-Night – The Village Vicarage Vicar hands over the lightsaber. Poe is grateful, BB-8 rolls in.
Exterior Night – The Village Vicarage Poe sees Imperial Transports approach. Vicar tells Poe to go.
Exterior Night – Village Poe and BB-8 rush through village as residents prepare for battle.
Exterior Night – Rise near village/X-wing Poe gets his ride ready, BB-8 too. Poe sends message.
Exterior – Night – Village Imperial Transports land – Stormtroopers get into disagreement with villagers.
Interior – Night Village - Stormtrooper Transport Finn and Stormtroopers leave the transport under fire.
Exterior – Night The Village Finn’s buddy is not well. He leaves a mark on Finn. (Note concept art depicts the mark as blood from a wound, the friend touches Finn’s helmeted face leaving three blood marks on it)
Exterior – Night Rise Near near village/X-wing Poe sends message, sees another Imperial arrive.
Exterior – Night – The Village A huge Imperial shuttle lands beside the Stromtrooper transports.
Exterior – Night – The Village Vicar watches Flamethrower Stormtroopers. Finn spares a villager. Kylo Ren arrives.
Exterior – Night Village/X-wing Poe watches Kylo Ren’s arrival from a distance.
Exterior – Night The Village Vicarage Kylo Ren confronts the Vicar.
Exterior – Night The Village/X-wing Poe watches the confrontation and BB-8 wants to get moving.
Exterior – Night- The Village – Vicarage Kylo Ren out is out of patience, says “goodbye” to the Vicar.
Exterior – Night – Rise Near Village/X-wing Poe sees sudden end, hides lightsaber in BB-8. They go their separate ways.
Exterior – Night – Village/X-wing Stormtroopers make a mess of Poe’s X-wing.
Exterior – Night – Outskirts of Village (Desert Location) BB-8 watches as Stormtroopers depart, huge fireball.
Exterior – Night – Outskirts of the Village BB-8 watches as Stormtroopers destroy Poe’s ride (backlot)
CG Exterior – Night - Star Destroyer in the Distance Imperial Troop Transporters and Kylo Ren’s shuttle head for the Star Destroyer.
I think it is pretty clear that Poe’s X-wing is blown up and the Vicar perishes. Regarding Max von Sydow, we get emails stating his part is “a waste of a legend.” Is good acting ever wasted? This is the opening of the film, it needs to be made believable and I think a great actor like Sydow is going to do that. Is there any chance we’re wrong about Sydow being the Vicar? Sure. But there’s really not a role in a movie that seems fitting.
This sounds like a very intriguing and exciting opening to the film.
As always this is just a rumor until confirmed or denied by Lucasfilm or Disney
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