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Has someone leaked info from the Star Wars Episode VII script? SPOILERS

September 8th, 2014 by Marc Comments

Our man Benjamin over at The Star Wars Underworld has been reporting on a supposed set of details from J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan’s Star Wars Episode VII second draft script have leaked thanks to Latino Review.

Needless to say, these are all rumour and, in fairness we’ve reported on them all already at various points BUT they should be approached as being SPOILERIFIC

Here’s what the site is reporting from the new movie:

  Leia is made leader of the Republic after her predecessor’s death

 – Han is a retired veteran of the Republic fleet

 – Luke hasn’t been seen in nearly 30 years

 – the lead character is Han and Leia’s daughter

 – the other lead is the child of Lando, and either a male or female depending on who is cast

 – the other lead is a Stormtrooper, also either a male or female depending on who is cast

 – dialogue for these two characters is very rough in the second draft

 – Luke has no known offspring

 – The Empire still exists in the form of a number of loyal galaxies and are in a state of cold war with the Republic

 – The Empire is simply referred to as the “Empire,” and the Republic is referred to formally only once, as the “Galactic Republic;” no “New” anywhere

 – There are no Jedi whatsoever, and people still speak as if they are extinct, with Luke being “the last of his kind”

 – The main antagonists are an older student of the Emperor, and his apprentice

 – The apprentice takes control of the power dynamic between the two pretty quickly…

 – The Republic are excavating ruins on a neutral world for a weapon; the world factors into tense negotiations the Empire have had with the Republic, and is referred to as the “Sith Homeworld”

 –  In the script, the Sith are a couple thousand years old, founded by an ancestor of Palpatine called Ruin; the apprentice in this film also goes by that name

 – the ruins within the Sith Homeworld are a control station; the planet itself is the weapon

 – Luke saves the day at the end, but in a bad way; he has changed

Make of this what you will and take it with a grain of salt, folks…

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….