Ok, I wasn’t going to do a post on these, but there has been such a flood of information coming out about the villain, plot, costume designs, appearances by old characters, etc. that I feel like if you want to know you should. So per our Episode VII spoiler policy, all Spoilers are after the break. THESE – IF TRUE – ARE MAJOR MAJOR SPOILERS. They continue the plotline started by Latino Review several weeks back. For what it’s worth, I think there are nuggets of truth in this that ring true and some things that just sound crazy or stupid that I don’t think would be the direction Abrams would go. I could be wrong, so I’ll let you be the arbiter of how much you want to know. So, one last time, SPOILER WARNING!
This first bit is from Geek Tyrant by way of indierevolver.com regarding the film’s villain and this part I do think is potentially true.
So far what we do know about the movie is that Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber crash lands on a planet where it is found by the characters played by Daisy Ridley and John Boyega. This leads them on a search to find Luke, during which time they come across Han and Chewie. They team up and continue to search for Luke who has been missing since the events of Return of the Jedi. Apparently Luke is being held captive.
Now on to some new information! The villains of the film are the Inquisitors, who are loosely based on the Inquistors from the Expanded Universe. We’ve previously heard these referred to as Jedi Hunters. The are described as being “mixed with the hardened Sith look of Rebels’ villain.” They are the defenders of the Sith Order and they’ve been around for a very long time. The site goes on to explain:
When our hero(es) find Luke and the Inquisitors are revealed, Luke’s explanation on the history of this order is going to trigger a flashback to explain that the Inquisitors have been tied into the Sith all along.
That flashback is said to include a much younger Princess Leia that will be played by Carrie Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, as previously rumored.
One other huge thing that we will see in this flashback are the Inquisitors serving none other than Darth Vader! That’s right folks, it sounds like Vader will be making his return to the big screen as well. It will only be a brief one, but he’ll be there! Suddenly that “far-fetched” rumor about WWE Superstar Sheamus being in Episode VII doesn’t seem so crazy anymore.
The main villain is a Sith Inquisitor, and the site describes him as being “tall and thin and terrifyingly creepy, with glowing red eyes to match his red lightsaber.” They go on to say that he’s “got some robotic upgrades, like Vader – but no mask. The cybernetic bits weave in and out of him. He’s got a human upper lip, a steel jaw… and the robotic hand that J.J. Abrams posted an image of.” You can see that image here.
We’ll get a background of this character in some flashbacks that will include a young Princess Leia and Darth Vader’s involvement with the Sith during his prime. Apparently, this Inquisitor has a fascination with Vader, and as you will see, in the concept art below he’s looking at Vader’s shattered helmet.
Indie Revolver also posted these concept sketches of what Han might be wearing in the new film.
Now, this is from Latino Review, who broke the whole “Luke’s Hand” macguffin story a few weeks back and is running further with it now. I think this is dumb. No one belongs in the Falcon but Han, Chewie or Lando. Why the frick would they even be using a Super Star Destroyer in the first place? Ugh. Take it for what you will.
Earlier in the week a report surfaced that Han and Chewie no longer have the Millennium Falcon and that it’s possibly being piloted by Oscar Issac’s character now. Apparently, the two lost it while gambling. According to Indie Revolver, Han and Chewie are actually piloting a freakin’ Super Star Destroyer in Episode VII!
“Han and Chewie are piloting a Super Star Destroyer….I believe the Falcon is in the hands of Oscar Isaac’s character, who is very much the Lando Calrissian of this movie – all the way down to wearing a cape. There are other familiar spaceships in this movie, including three variations on TIE Fighters. There’s the classic design, the TIE Interceptor and a new generation TIE Bomber – the pods on these are stacked, not side-by-side.”
The site also mentions a little something that is sure to get fans excited,
“Back to Han – you will get to see him use a lightsaber once again.”