Although it might amount to nothing more than some fun speculation fuel for fans, Badass Digest today posted a rumored plot synopsis for none other than J.J. Abrams’ highly-anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII. If this report is to be believed, the information appears to give away primarily surface details (that is, facts that fans will already know when they sit down for the film on December 18, 2015.) If you’re shy about potential spoilers or would rather have things revealed through official channels, however, stop reading now!
The driving element of the film is, according to the rumors, Luke Skywalker’s severed hand! (Presumably his robot hand, lost sometime after the events of Return of the Jedi and not the hand we saw him lose in The Empire Strikes Back). The hand, which falls to a desert planet (hinted to not be Tatooine as we previously speculated) is then recovered by the characters played by John Boyega and Daisy Ridley. Recognizing a lightsaber clutched in the hand’s palm, the pair take the hand to Han Solo and Chewbacca!
There are a few more spoilery details in the original article, including some facts about the state of the Millennium Falcon, a new Death Star-type weapon and the relationship between Han and Luke over the past three decades, but what’s even more intriguing is what’s left out. There’s no mention of Princess Leia or any of the other franchise characters (nor any other newcomers, for that matter).
What has been confirmed is that the new film will star Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Christina Chong, Crystal Clarke and Pip Anderson and will land in theaters on December 18, 2015.