By: Dominic Jones
Our friends over at MakingStarWars.net have posted some very intriguing details about a major action sequence in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens and what implications this may have for some of our heroes. As usual there is a chance that this may turn out to be false, but if your are trying to avoid all The Force Awakens spoilers then stop reading now. This is your official SPOILER ALERT!
This is the major space battle sequence between X-Wings and TIE fighters. According to Jason Ward over at MakingStarWars.net,
The action in space is put to a stop in one fell swoop. It is just silenced. The Imperial General (Domhnall Gleeson) orders the activation of “The Array,” as the Imperial Catapult is not yet charged up. In that moment, projectiles are fired and all the ships in space are destroyed. The General is coldhearted. He destroys his own men in their TIE Fighters to take out the Rebel ships. To me it sounds like a chess exchange and the Imperial General was willing to sacrifice a few pawns. Cold.
Queen Leia’s super weapon fails. The Rebel’s “Sledge Hammer” falls into the atmosphere of the planet and it breaks apart (whereas previously it was crushing through Star Destroyers). It would seem this could be a visual effect sequence that will be memorable. A rather large ship breaking up in the atmosphere sounds really cool.
At this moment, Queen Leia feels all is lost and calls for a total retreat of the Rebel forces.
Thankfully Poe Dameron survives the attack from the array because he was low enough to evade the attack, it seems. Moments later, Poe from the sky discovers Han Solo on the planet’s surface. Han was thought missing even though Leia knew the Falcon survived the crash it experienced (note: we thought the Falcon was shot down but it wasn’t; more on that in the near future).
This is when Han and Chewie go their way and Finn and Rey steal their speeder bike and fight a snowtrooper.
While the Rebels look like they’re in a bad situation, you should never fear. Han Solo has a plan.
This sounds like a potentially devastating sequence for the heroes. It also sounds like it will make for some awesome visuals!
As always this is just a rumor until confirmed or denied by Lucasfilm or Disney.
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