Star Wars: Episode VII Rumors May Reveal Villains, Plot & WWE's Sheamus
created 08/15/2014 - 2:36pm, updated 08/15/2014 - 4:46pm
A new batch of Star Wars: Episode VII rumors that have hit the net may reveal key details about the villains and plot of the movie.
Obviously, if true, spoilers follow.
There was a previous rumor that stated Luke Skywalker's hand was seen floating through space with it crash landing on a planet. It's now thought the hand is actually Luke's robotic hand (as seen in this recent image) and that the lightsaber crash lands with it. Daisy Ridley and John Boyega discover it leading them on a mission to find Luke and/or return the lightsaber, which leads to them meeting Han Solo and Chewbacca.
Now the new rumors pick up after that as Latino Review is stating Han Solo and Chewbacca do not have the Millennium Falcon, but that Oscar Isaac's character does.
It's said Han, Chewy, Boyega and Ridley go on a mission to find Luke - who has been missing since Return of the Jedi. It's actually stated that Luke isn't in hiding (or a hermit as has been previously rumored), but has been a captive for the past 35 years.
It's stated the villains of Star Wars: Episode VII are the Inquisitors, which is also the main villain of the upcoming Disney Star Wars Rebels animated series. It's possible Sith Witches will be involved as well.
Apparently, J.J. Abrams is going to retcon the Inquisitors into the history of Star Wars by having Luke Skywalker explain that the Inquisitors have been tied to the Sith all along.
The flashback scene is said to feature a young princess Leia, with the Inquisitors seen serving Darth Vader.
Interestingly enough, there is some mention of WWE's Sheamus portraying Darth Vader in Episode VII as Sheamus teased the character and posted an image of himself near the filming location on Twitter.
Sheamus actually previously played Darth Vader in promotional tours.
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"Star Wars: Episode VII" has a December 18, 2015 release.
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"Star Wars: Episode VII" is being directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by LawrenceKasdan and Abrams. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, and John Williams returns as the composer.
Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong'o and Gwendoline Christie will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the new film.