The overwhelming fervor and excitement surrounding Star Wars: The Force Awakens means that it was always going to be close to impossible to keep the film completely shrouded in secrecy. And now details surrounding the blockbuster’s opening scene have reportedly been released. In fact, if you want, you can read ahead to find out how J.J. Abrams’ sci-fi saga will start.
MAJOR SPOILER WARNING: While this is still firmly a rumor, the information that follows does come from a website that has previously broken Star Wars news that has ultimately proved to be true. So if you don’t want to run the risk of ruining the opening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, do yourself a favor and don’t read ahead. You’ve been warned. Those of you willing to take the plunge can come and join me in the paragraph below.
How are you feeling? Nervous. Me, too. Let’s get on with it then: according to Making Star Wars.net, J.J. Abrams' The Force Awakens will open with a lightsaber in space falling to the ground and then landing in a savannah like environment in the middle of the day. It is ultimately discovered by Naka, a farmer, who then accidentally fires up the lightsaber and inadvertently starts a fire. Scared, Naka runs away from the blaze, only to then turn around and get the weapon, which it’s assumed he saves from being destroyed.
Naka decides to take the lightsaber to The Vicar, who is his elder and it has been speculated will be portrayed by Max von Sydow. However, the Vicar then contacts the rebels, which brings Oscar Isaacs’ Poe Dameron to the planet. Dameron retrieves the lightsaber, but representatives of the Empire arrive, as well -- either because they followed Dameron, or because they intercepted the Vicar’s transmission (according to the site). Poe Dameron notices that Stormtroopers are in the vicinity and decides to place the lightsaber inside a droid: BB-8. The droid gets the hell out of the impending war zone, while Poe Dameron prepares to go toe-to-toe with the Stormtroopers.
At the same time, John Boyega’s Finn, a young stormtrooper, watches his BFF die in battle and then decides to allow a few innocent villagers to flee. Because of this insubordination, Kylo Ren (probably Adam Driver) arrests Finn and burns the village to the ground. Finn’s lack of inherent evil results in him being imprisoned in the brig of a Star Destroyer, where he meets Poe Dameron. Utilizing Finn’s knowledge of the bridge and Poe’s ability as a pilot, the pair then hatch a plan to steal a TIE fighter and escape. And then they all live happily ever after …
Obviously the latter part isn’t true. Well, it could be, but I added it. It’s also been suggested that Sydow’s character isn’t actually named The Vicar. Instead, as the script didn’t need to name the character, those in control of Star Wars: The Force Awakens decided to give him a different moniker. Either way, it certainly sounds like a pulsating and intriguing opening, while it is given credence by the fact that it incorporates several rumors that have already been teased regarding the blockbuster. We’ll find out if it is actually true when Star Wars: The Force Awakens is released on December 18.