Some really big and insane Star Wars: Episode VII story rumors have hit the internet. They could be true or they could be completely false. Either way, this article is coming along with a huge SPOILER ALERT, because there's a chance that what you are about to read could be the real deal.
We really know nothing about the plot of this movie. There's been a lot of speculation about who the new characters are, but director J.J. Abrams has been able to keep things on the down-low for some time. That might have all changed. It's crazy how much stuff has been leaking from the set of this film, such as all of the photos, so it wouldn't be surprising if some story info leaked out as well.
The following news comes from Making of Star Wars, and they got their information from several sources working on the Pinewood Studios lot where the film is being shot. The site does make a point of saying that none of the people they talked too have read the script, this is just information that is being spread around the studio lot. Now before you dismiss the following intel, I used to work on a big studio lot, and this type of thing happens all the time. I will say that all of the rumors I heard about certain films while working at that studio turned out to be true.
Now on with the juicy SPOILER filled information!
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"The bad guys in Star Wars: Episode VII are being called 'Jedi Hunters' by people working on and around the film. These are scary individuals, dressed in black, some helmeted, that hunt Jedi for the Empire."
When describing the villains, the report says they are "said to be characterized by black and chrome with troopers in similar black and chrome uniforms. They’re very imperial, but very new."
The article goes on to reveal that these Jedi Hunters have been around for a long time fighting the Jedi and that their job was to protect the Sith at all costs to ensure their survival. They are the reason there is no New Republic after Return of the Jedi. They have been out trying to stop the growth of the Jedi.
Apparently Luke Skywalker has been fighting to stop this resurrection from happening for the last thirty years of his life, but he's "outnumbered, tired, and in need of help."
One of the sources on the set then claims to have watched a scene being shot in which the Jedi Hunters are worshiping the Sith and want to resurrect them. Regardless of all of the work that Skywalker is doing to keep this from happening, he can't stop it. According to the site, the resurrection of the Sith will take place in Episode VIII and then the Jedi kill the resurrected Sith in Episode IX.
That's a basic rundown of the possible plot of the story, but you can read read more details and speculation on it over at the site it originated from. There are a few holes that need to be filled in the story that aren't answered here, but I'm sure that will all come in time. If this is true, I'm completely on board with where Abrams is taking the universe.