Making Star Wars is back with more details regarding Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Earlier this week, a huge spoiler broke that you can check out here if you want. I will warn you though, it could ruin the movie for you. The new information that we have for you today involves the opening sequences of the film, so if you don't want to know what they entail, don't read any further because it contains SPOILERS.
What you're about to read clarifies a lot of rumors that we've heard in the past. It also weaves in with some of those rumors as well. The site says they are "very confident" in the information that they've received, but let's treat it as a rumor until we see things for ourselves.
So here is the description from the report:
"The film does open with a lightsaber in space. It falls to the ground in a savannah environment during the day. It is quickly discovered by a farmer named Naka. Naka accidentally ignites the weapon and starts a fire with it. At first he runs, but then turns around and obtains the weapon. I assume he snatches the weapon so it is not destroyed in the fire. Naka then takes the weapon to his elder called The Vicar."
The site says that The Vicar is most likely being played by Max von Sydow and that the character contacts the Rebels. This brings Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) to the planet. They go on to explain:
"Later that night, Poe Dameron arrives and retrieves the lightsaber from The Vicar. The only problem? They’ve brought the Empire there as well (not sure if the Empire followed Poe or intercepted the initially [sic] transmission he received). Poe sees Stormtroopers are coming and he places the laser sword safely in a little droid: BB-8. The droid flees and the heroic Poe Dameron prepares to fight!
"Concurrently, a young Stormtrooper named Finn enters a situation that will drastically change his life forever. When his best friend dies in battle and he allows a few innocent villagers to escape, Kylo Ren orders him arrested and the village burned to the ground. Because Finn just isn’t naturally evil enough, he finds himself in the brig of a Star Destroyer with a Rebel pilot. Finn never learned to fly. Finn has the knowledge [of] how to get out of the brig and Poe is their best chance to fly out of there. They hatch a plan to steal a TIE Fighter and make a run for it."
If you've been keeping up on all of the rumors surrounding Star Wars: The Force Awakens, you can see how things are shaping up here, and this description seems to make sense of all of the scattered rumors that have leaked.
This is all exciting stuff! This has been a fun project to follow since it was first announced, and before we know we'll be sitting in a theater watching all of this stuff unfold before our eyes! The movie comes out on December 18th.