SPOILER. SPOILER. SPOILER. SPOILER!
New rumors have surfaced the internet about episode VII that there's a possible romance between two young characters.
So let's dig in!
According to Star Wars fan site - MakingStarWars . Nope, this isn't written in stone and remember this IS from a fan site. However, the information is indeed worthy of some serious thought. We find out that John Boyega's character is actually an Imperial (trooper or pilot) by the name of "Thomas". So, we know in the beginning of the film he's on team villains! Daisy Ridley's character goes by the name of "Rachel". Both names are not confirmed for the movie, but they're code names from the casting call.
We have heard that Thomas starts the film on the side of the villains. Thomas is shot down over Tatooine and he is injured from the crash. The things we heard from Abu Dhabi about a crashed ship is rumored to have been Thomas’ fighter. Rachel rescues him from the wreckage and the elements of the sandy planet. Over the course of their “unlikely pairing,” Thomas sees the reality of the universe and he defects from the side of the villains and decides to help Rachel for saving his life. However, things are not easy for the character because unlike most of the rebels we’ve met in the series, none were traitors, they were always on the side of right from the beginning. However, it appears Rachel and Thomas have an innocent flirtation in their first film with hints at romance in the future episodes.
This is awesome! I'm happy that we're starting out fresh with these new characters. I'm especially excited that our main character was a villain before he becomes a Jedi!
I'm also very excited to watch the chemistry between Thomas and Rachel (now that's going to be interesting). There are also rumors that John Boyega's character will wield a lightsaber in the movie (with two hands compared to the prequels one-handed grip) and both youngsters will be force sensitive.
I often hear Thomas is a Jedi in the film, but I am beginning to think he might start that journey midway through Star Wars: Episode VII, which is why he has a lightsaber according to many reports. We have never heard Thomas has a lightsaber during the Abu Dhabi sequences, but we have heard set reports from Pinewood that he fights with two hands on his saber, without much of the prequel style flash of a one handed Obi-Wan Kenobi. It makes me wonder if Thomas and Rachel’s characters discover they share the same propensity for the Force that has so far been untapped until they meet a certain old Jedi in the second act of the film.
I have one more surprise for all of you! Jason Ward (editor-in-chief) at MakingStarWars got his hands on the audition script that both actors (John Boyega and Daisy Ridley) read from. The script is not from the movie itself and the lines are very similar toThe Hunger Games film.
Audition Script (Features an injured Thomas as Rachel cares for him):
Rachel labors to bear Thomas’s weight as they inch their way down a deserted road, blood dripping from his leg. He’s trying to stomach an apple THOMAS (kidding): Can’t you go any faster? RACHEL: Shut up and eat your apple. He enjoyed that, but every step is sheer agony on the leg. RACHEL: There’s a barn a little farther up the road… A big barn, dark and damp. Rachel covers the floor with hay, then lays out her sleeping bag. Thomas looks through her backpack for anything he can use as a bandage. RACHEL: You need rest. She lowers him down – which puts her face mere inches from his open would. She cringes without meaning to. THOMAS: Sorry. I know it’s - RACHEL: It’s fine. I’m just not a big fan of blood. THOMAS: You know, for such a tough girl, you’re kind of squeamish. RACHEL: Your fever’s still up. And we have to get some more food in you. THOMAS: I’m not hungry. RACHEL: It wasn’t a request. She sits down next to him and takes out a loaf of bread. THOMAS: Rachel, thanks for coming to get me. RACHEL: Family has to stick together, right? She starts to rise. He grabs her hand, dead serious. THOMAS: Listen, if I don’t make it - RACHEL: Sssshh. THOMAS: But if I don’t… Before he can finish, she drops down next to him and looks him dead in the eye. RACHEL: You’re not going to die. I forbid it. Okay? THOMAS: Okay. RACHEL: Get some sleep. THOMAS: What about you? RACHEL: I will. In a bit.
This. Movie. Will. Be. GREAT!
Be on the look out for Star Wars: Episode VII hitting theaters on December 18th, 2015!