Thursday, February 26, 2015

Rumor: 'The Force Awakens' Scene Description

By: Dominic Jones

The puzzle that is Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens plot rumors is starting to really take shape.  We think we know how it begins and we think we know how it ends, and now it seems the middle is starting to take shape as well.  Our friends over at have posted a description of a sequence from The Force Awakens, that features two of our new heroes interacting with two of our old heroes.  Now, as usual, there is a chance this may not be true but if you trying to avoid all The Force Awakens spoilers stop reading now!  This is your official SPOILER ALERT!
According to Jason Ward at Making Star Wars this sequence takes place after the opening action sequence involving Poe and Finn breaking out an Imperial brig with the help of Rey.  Here's how they say this sequence will play out,
Some time after they escape the brig, Poe goes his own way and Finn wanders into the desert town. There’s Stormtroopers there. Finn and Rey take the Falcon to evade them. It is said the Falcon is “swallowed” by the giant freighter once they get to space. A lot happens to Poe and Finn before that but we’ll save that for another day. There’s still a few details that need to be ironed out.

The Gist:
  • Finn and Rey steal the Falcon.
  • The kids end up on a huge freighter in space.
  • Han is there to meet the kids with Chewbacca.
  • Han wants them off his plane ship.
  • Finn convinces Han to let them stay.
  • Something happens with the chessboard.
  • Han checks the video screen.
  • A gang is there!
  • Han explains the cargo (creature(s) without description).
  • Han hides the kids.
  • The kids pull the fuse in the Falcon.
  • It’s a good distraction.
  • The cargo is released.
  • Fin is dragged away by cargo and saved by Rey.
  • Hell breaks loose.
  • Chewbacca is wounded in the fight
  • Rey fights off the gang by herself.
  • Falcon has issues.
  • Rey fixes Falcon impressing Han.
  • Some of the cargo splatters on the Falcon windshield as they race out.
Jason goes into further detail about what happens on The Falcon,
Han appears to take the kids onto the ship and talk to them. Clearly he’s not going to be pleased his ship was taken from the sand planet location by two strangers. He notices something he doesn’t like and orders them off his ship until Finn talks him down. My guess is something about Finn tips off Han he is an imperial but the details are vague. There’s notes about the chessboard and then hearing a noise. Han apparently checks out a video screen and then hides the kids in the cargo storage because he sees some unwanted guests on the video screen. Unless there’s a playful scene where Finn plays one of them on the chessboard, I wonder if the chessboard can project video of what’s outside?

The gang members arrive!

He also add more details about the end of the sequence, writing,
Because the gang members are there,  Han hides the kids. The pirates appear not to be too happy with Han Solo and their dealings. Han tries to negotiate with them and fails. A fight still breaks out between the smugglers and gang members. Rey and Finn pull a fuse out of the Falcon that acts a distraction that helps the situation for the famous smugglers. The cargo is released and pandemonium ensues! Chewbacca is wounded in the fight by the gang and Finn aids him making Han thankful. Rey ends up fighting the entire gang and winning single handedly and saving Finn as the cargo attempts to drag him away at one point. The Falcon has problems starting back up and Rey fixes it, impressing Han (I wonder if she just puts the fuse back?).  As they escape, some of the cargo splatters on the Falcon windshield while they take off.

After they escape BB-8 reveals what he’s carrying and they go to meet “Rose” on the “Green Planet” which Puzzlewood shooting stood in for.

This sounds like this sequence will be key in establishing the relationships between the old cast and the new.  

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

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