(WARNING: You are literally standing on the precipice of Spoilerdom. A few scrolls down could potentially give away all the fun character based secrets, and possible plots of 'The Force Awakens', but, on the other hand, it could all be total BS! The choice is yours, reader. Enter if you dare...)
It's literally as if the gates have cracked open and the internet has become quickly flooded with fuss, the rate that Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens spoilers are flying at us. And the succulent nuggets of information I'm about to bring you are resoundingly spoileriffic. If they are indeed true or not.
The guys over at Making Star Wars have jumped right back on the rumor bandwagon with a list featuring all of the characters that have filmed at least one sequence for the eagerly anticipated seventh episode. Their list also includes extras and stunt doubles, but, for the sake of space, I'm going to highlight the principal performers.
Alright, let's do this:
Han Solo (Harrison Ford)
Queen Leia (Carrie Fisher)
Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill)
Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew)
C-3PO (Anthony Daniels)
R2-D2 (Kenny Baker)
Finn (John Boyega)
Rey (Daisy Ridley)
Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac)
And The More Mysterious Characters...
Kylo Ren (Adam Driver...?)
"The General" (Domhnall Gleeson)
Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie)
"Rose" (Lupita Nyong’o)
"Uber" (Andy Serkis)
"The Vicar" (Max Von Sydow)
Now we're all incredibly aware, surely we are by now, of the characters and their iconic back stories, but what of the last six? Who are these people and how will their roles play out in Episode VII?
Rumors have begun heating up regarding Ren's business in the galaxy, especially some incredibly juicy speculation surrounding his family.
In one scene towards the middle of the feature, the Millennium Falcon is shot down by Kylo Ren's crafts and crash lands on a snow planet. Kylo Ren and his stormtroopers enter the craft, and Ren heads off to the cockpit alone, taking a moment to sit and absorb his surroundings.
This has led to people believing that Ren is in fact the son of Han Solo and Leia Organa-Solo. He seems remorseful, as if the ship has some sentimental value to him.
As it stands, "Uber" is more than likely nothing but a codename, but Andy Serkis' character is sounding more and more interesting by the day. Star Wars Underworld managed to bag a huge rumor from their sources which brings light to "Uber" in descriptive and succinct chunks:
"Andy Serkis’ character basically looks like an old man, zombie like, almost risen from the dead.
“Uber” has communication with Adam Driver’s Sith character, and a character played by Domhnall Gleeson. Serkis potentially is the Master pulling the strings from behind the scenes."
Erm, how is it you spell Palpatine again? U. B. E. R.
Don't you think? That would be a ridiculous touch to Episode VII, how Palpatine's essence lived on in the force, or they cloned him or literally brought him back from the dead. A force sensitive zombie, now that's f*cking epic!
"Uber's" right hand man, The General was originally believed to be the child of Luke Skywalker, however that has been debunked. The Gen is an "Imperial Officer-type character" who could be on the hunt for an invaluable artifact coveted by the mysterious "Uber."
I think Phasma may potentially become my favorite character. Played by the brilliant Gwendoline Christie, Phasma is the chrome stormtrooper we've been hearing all the murmurs about. A "Boba Fett-type" character, that could be Finn's commanding officer, during his brief stint as a stormtrooper, who sets out to bring the deserter back for military justice.
Word on the street is Phasma won't have that big of a role to play in Episode VII, as her character will be built up for bigger things.
The enigmatic "Rose" is quite a difficult character to describe. Played by the wonderful Lupita Nyong'o, reports suggest that the character will be brought to life via CGI & motion capture, or good ol' puppeteering. It also looks as if she will be utilized as a device to introduce flashbacks in the the Star Wars cinematic universe, delivering the context as to why we've returned to this far away galaxy.
She's involved in a pivotal scene with Han, Finn and Rey, where she seems to show them an echo of the past, and exactly what Luke has been up to in the thirty years since the Jedi returned:
"Interior Day Roses’s Pub – There is a secret underground chamber and Rose begins her tale to Han, Rey, and Finn. They hold hands.
Flashback: Interior Night at Academy – Dead bodies are on the ground. Luke turns up.
Flashback: Exterior Dusk at the Afkcademy – It is noted it is peaceful now. Artoo-Detoo is saddened as his master departs.
Flashback: Exterior Day at the Savannah – A hand that takes the sword at the start of the film is revealed to be Naka’s hand.
Flashback: Exterior on the Savannah – A peasant’s hovel where the peasant drops the sword, starts a fire, panics and then returns.
Flashback: Exterior Desert – Local trader is seen leaving. (I believe it then cuts to Finn and Rey’s faces as the story unfolds).
Flashback: Exterior Day Desert – Local trader makes a sale to a wealthy man.
Flashback: Exterior Night Battlefield – Fierce battle! Sword is being use by the CLAN against THE SEVEN.
Flashback: Exterior Night: the last man is down and Kylo Renn approaches Rey!
Flashback: THE SEVEN are looting and we see Rose in the foreground taking “the object.”
Interior Day Roses’s Pub: In the underground chamber, Rose presents the saber and Rey is revolted by it while Finn is attracted to it.
Interior Day Roses’s Pub: Rey moves past aliens in an uproar as she leaves the establishment.
Interior Day Roses’s Pub: Courtyard: Rey runs away from the castle.
Exterior Day: Woods near Roses’s pub Rey runs into the woods.
Interior Day Roses’s Pub: Rose now knows why the saber “came to her.”
Exterior Day: Woods near Roses’s pub BB-8 finds Rey but suddenly the villains are overhead.
Interior Day Roses’s Pub: In the corridors undernearth the pub they notice Rey and BB-8 are missing as massive shaking begins.
Exterior Roses’ Pub Plate Shot: From Rey’s point of view we see the destruction of the Castle.
Exterior Day Rose’s Pub – From Rey’s Point of view we see Rose’s pub is chaotic.
Exterior Day Woods Near Rose’s Pub – From Rey’s perspective we see Rose’s Pub ruined. Kylo Ren arrives with Stormtroopers in tow.
Note: This pertains: “Interior Day: Roses’ Pub hallways beneath the pub, Rose “users her special skills” to defeat Stormtroopers."
Another codenamed character, or lack of a better name perhaps, "The Vicar" will apparently be one of the most important characters in the movie.
Apparently Episode VII will open with a lightsaber falling to a planet from space, that is picked up by a character named Naka. Naka subsequently sets alight to their living quarters after unleashing the blade of the saber, dropping it and running off. However, it's a damn lightsaber, so naturally Naka goes back for it and takes the relic to their elder "The Vicar."
"The Vicar" then contacts the Rebel Alliance regarding the artifact, who sends Poe Dameron. They are then intercepted by an Empire fleet, Dameron is taken into custody and the film has just begun! Boom. That's a fierce opening.
What do you make of all this?
Bare in mind it's all rumor and speculation at the moment, but the way this movie is shaping up so far is heartwarming, to say the least. I honestly cannot fucking wait!