Holy hell. A few mighty internet sleuths got their hands on a STAR WARS EPISODE 7 script and without venturing too far into hyperbole, the new Jedi-themed flick sounds like the greatest movie ever. Seriously.
Obvious spoilers ahead.
Our source paraphrased a few awesome moments from the script, and not wanting to spoil the entire flick, he kept his reveal to an absolute minimum. Apparently J. J. Abrams’s first Star Wars movie embraces the traditional opening scroll, after which, the camera focuses on
a spaceship, the expected sci-fi trope, Luke Skywalker’s severed hand tumbling through space. Gripping his classic green lightsaber, Luke’s appendage falls towards a barren desert planet. Tatooine, if I had to guess. The folks at Badass Digest describe it much better than I could, so I’ll use their words for the rest of the script description.
One is Daisy Ridley. The other is John Boyega, who is playing someone trying to change his path in life (again, I’m keeping it vague here). They recognize the light saber as a Jedi relic and decide to return it to the proper people.
Their quest takes them off world, and they meet up with Han Solo and Chewbacca, who aren’t flying around in the Millenium Falcon anymore but are piloting… well, that could be a spoiler. I’ll leave it. Anyway, Han and Chewie recognize the light saber as Luke’s, and they say they haven’t seen their friend in thirty years, since the events of Return of the Jedi.
Holy Hell!!! That sounds like the coolest, most ominous, most left field plot in the world. Nothing like we’ve seen in the Expanded Universe books. I can’t believe Luke Skywalker’s been incognito for 30 years!!! 30 years!!!
I suppose J. J. Abram is notorious for updating classic canon, but this new twist on Star Wars couldn’t be his alone. George Lucas crafted a story for this New Trilogy, and I think it’s safe to assume he possessed final say in its direction. Especially since he originally drafted a far darker ending to Return of the Jedi. If that classic flick adhered to the first draft, Luke Skywalker would’ve failed, the Empire would’ve defeated the Rebels, and Luke would’ve transformed from a righteous Jedi into a roaming Ronin warrior.
Sounds pretty familiar, especially after reading this script synopsis.