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To the songs, you left off The Droid Invasion theme. Amazing march.
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^Crap, that's actually the one I meant. Mixed those up. Fixing.
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New cast member announced for a minor role.



First Asian person cast in SW since Nien Nunb!



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Another parkour specialist?
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She looks to be playing the role of "giant woman crushing city".
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She looks to be playing the role of "giant woman crushing city".



So AT-AT Walker, cool.
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I'm sure this is fan made...still pretty awesome though
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The picture is cool. The tag line is pretty dumb though.
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Ok, get ready, because this is just straight up WEIRD.

Devin Faraci, one of the most in-the-know SW movie guys out there, has just revealed not only the opening image of Episode VII, but a very vague breakdown of the general set-up. And really, this is so "out there" it almost has to be real. And Devin swears he's had this confirmed by multiple sources. He's definitely not one to post some big prank story. I wouldn't necessarily consider this spoilers, but for those who want to know nothing, I'll address the details below...

http://badassdigest.com/2014/07/20/exclusive-star-wars-episode-vii-plot-details-revealed/










*** MINOR SPOILERS BELOW ***










So... a Walt Disney movie apparently opens with the severed hand of Luke Skywalker tumbling through space, clutching a light saber. Not only that, but the hand/light saber somehow remains intact as it enters a planet's atmosphere, falls to the ground, and is discovered by our two heroes.

WHAT???

No word on whether or not this is Luke's remaining human hand, or if it's the robotic hand he was given at the end of Empire. Sounds like it's NOT his original severed hand, though. And technically, it may not even be Luke's hand at all. I guess it could be someone else's hand clutching Luke's light saber. Either way, this is crazy weird. But also kind of cool? I don't know what to think. Devin ends with this bit, which is at least encouraging...

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I'm hearing extremely positive things about the action, and very, very good things about the characters themselves and the way the actors are bringing them to life. Again and again I'm hearing that John Boyega owns this movie.


So... yeah. Thoughts? Ideas? I'm just kind of speechless right now. But not necessarily in a bad way. Just... wow.

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That doesn't sound that promising, actually. It also sounds very anti-JJ. I could see JJ using Luke's lightsaber being discovered as the trigger for the start of the adventure, but the whole hand-flying-through-space thing strikes me as unusual and not in his M.O.
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Agreed. Finding Luke's lightsaber as the MacGuffin to kick off the story is cool. Finding Luke's lightsaber after showing it float through space, in the grasp of a severed hand, and fall to a planet is just plain odd.

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You would think there would be another way they could work in a natural transition from the opening crawl to a scene taking place in space.
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Also, the normal Star Wars opening involves something happening. Usually we're throw right into the middle of a situation.
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Jesus, how many hands is the Skywalker family going to lose in this saga?
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No word on whether or not this is Luke's remaining human hand, or if it's the robotic hand he was given at the end of Empire. Sounds like it's NOT his original severed hand, though. And technically, it may not even be Luke's hand at all. I guess it could be someone else's hand clutching Luke's light saber. Either way, this is crazy weird. But also kind of cool? I don't know what to think. Devin ends with this bit, which is at least encouraging...

That technically could play exactly into the development of Mara Jade, IF she is in the movie, depending on how much of her EU background they want to incorporate.

***EU spoilers below***




The Emperor recovers Luke's severed hand from Cloud City and makes a clone Luke Skywalker. Mara Jade is the Emperor's assassin and his final order to her before his death was to kill Luke Skywalker, something that haunts her for the next 4-5 years as she tries to move on before eventually crossing paths with Skywalker, though she is prevented from killing him. Luke and Mara encounter the clone Luke in a secret base where the Emperor stored his greatest secrets, and Mara kills the clone finally completing her last mission and becoming free of the Emperor's will.






***End Spoilers***
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No way the movie opens with a severed hand floating through space. Not only is it dumb, but what parents are going to let their kids see a movie that starts that way? I sure hope it's just some JJ misdirection
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To be perfectly honest, I hope this isn't tabbed as a kid's movie
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Something definitely falls into the Bespin atmosphere during Empire when Luke is hanging off the antenna. And even if it wasn't his hand, I always assumed it was, how the hell did the hand get out into space.

Might need red fives help on this one.

This sounds incredibly bad. Like, Lucas bad.
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So the rumor of Han, Luke, and Leia taking turns defecating on Jar Jar's grave just after the opening crawl isn't true?

I'm out.
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Something definitely falls into the Bespin atmosphere during Empire when Luke is hanging off the antenna. And even if it wasn't his hand, I always assumed it was, how the hell did the hand get out into space.


It's NOT the hand from Empire. That's what I was saying. Luke (apparently) gets his hand cut off again, 30 years later. Which is dumb.
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Hope this scoop is completely wrong

I'm going with yes it is, because Abrams has this thing on lockdown.
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It has to be misinformation. It just has to. But it's SO WEIRD that it doesn't even come across as believable misinformation JJ's camp would come up with. That, and Devin is as solid as they come with things like this. Still, it's just too weird to open ANY movie with, much less a Star Wars movie.

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Red Five,

I am sure you are aware that LucasFilm and Disney have determined that all of the EU is non-canon. So Mara Jade has never existed as far as Episode 7 is concerned.
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True, but that doesn't mean she couldn't exist. Lucasfilm owns most of the EU stuff, characters included. If they want to use Mara Jade, they can.

As to the hand. Everyone gets a hand cut off in star wars, so it is very possible someone made this crap up and hope people think "well that's typical star wars."
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To be perfectly honest, I hope this isn't tabbed as a kid's movie


Agreed, but there's a difference between kids movies, family movies and severed hands floating through space. Star Wars is at its best when it's a family movie everyone can enjoy.
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Woulda been better if it opened with CHEWBACCA'S SEVERED HEAD!

Speaking of, how slowly do wookies age? Will he be an old man like Han?
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Even if his severed hand somehow gets into space, how does it manage interplanetary travel in less than 30 years?
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Sounds like an homage to Jaws 3 if I ever heard one.

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Woulda been better if it opened with CHEWBACCA'S SEVERED HEAD!

Speaking of, how slowly do wookies age? Will he be an old man like Han?


Chewie is already a couple hundred years old in Star Wars.
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Red Five,

I am sure you are aware that LucasFilm and Disney have determined that all of the EU is non-canon. So Mara Jade has never existed as far as Episode 7 is concerned.


Elsewhere it is discussed in this thread that there are strong indications that Mara Jade will play a role in the new trilogy.
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New xwing photo
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Source...

http://youtu.be/xWBGrkc360M

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Amazing.
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