Friday, June 6, 2014

Rumor: Female Villain, No New Republic, and Mandalorians in Episode VII

By: Dominic Jones

The folks over at Latino Review are hearing some interesting rumors about the plot of Episode VII.  There's nothing too spoiler-y (we don't even know if it's true or not!), but if you're trying to stay spoiler free stop reading here (and, as my friend Ben says, get yourself a cave for the next year and a half!)

So, if you're still reading, here's what they're hearing,
  • There will be a female villain. Over 50% sure she's a Sith. I'll follow up on this in later weeks.
  • Despite having 30 Years after Jedi to set one up, there is NO New Republic at the start of Episode VII.
  • Boba-Fett-similar armor is around. Probably not for the man himself. Mandalorians? Clone drama? Still unclear on a plot/character connection.
  • John Boyega isn’t a Jedi or a Padawan at the beginning of the movie, he’s the one that has the story arc that brings him into Star Wars’ greater universe. It has echoes of Luke’s arc in A New Hope.
The female villain idea has been bandied about for some time.  Latino Review themselves even reported that Lupita Nyong'o would be playing a Sith a few months back.  It's also interesting that, assuming this is true, they are going in the complete opposite direction from the Legends storyline by having no new government 30 years after the death of the Emperor.  The Boba Fett/Mandalorian rumor is also intriguing, especially since there have been no prior rumors about Boba or any Mandos appearing in the sequels.  As for the John Boyega rumor, that does make sense.  From everything we've been hearing, Boyega is playing the lead so it's not too much of a stretch for his character arc to involve him discovering his Force powers.

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

You can follow Dominic on Twitter: @DominicJ25


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