A few days without mention of Star Wars: Episode VII feels like an eternity, but Latino Review is remedying that with a new rumor story full of possible plot details for J.J. Abrams' sequel, which promises to continue the saga of the original trilogy 30 years after the fall of the Empire (as seen in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi). Not surprisingly, they claim that John Boyega is the central character in this new sci-fi coming of age tale, as he is introduced into the larger Star Wars universe.
This has been hinted at before, with John Boyega's character arc being similar to Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker. This new report claims that John Boyega's Tatooine desert rat, friend to Daisy Ridley's Tatooine street orphan, does not start the movie off as a Jedi or a Padawan. He will slowly be pulled into this world, with echoes of Luke's own journey as a Jedi Knight.
The story also goes onto reveal a few other interesting facts. It confirms that one of the main female characters played by either Daisy Ridley, Lupita Nyong'o, or Gwendoline Christie will be a villain, and there's a 50% chance she'll have ties to the Sith.
While its been 30 years since the Empire fell at the end of Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, we'll be surprised to discover that no new Republic has been established yet, which could be one of the movie's subplots. And while there will be Boba Fett like Mandalorian armor used in the sequel, it won't belong to Boba himself (everyone knows he crawled out of the Sarlacc Pit, right?)
Currently being speculated amongst fans is whether or not Disney will carry the Marvel tradition of Post-Credits scenes into this franchise. And if so, which Spin-Off will be set up for its 2016 release? The one by Josh Trank or Gareth Edwards? Are these stand-alone throwaway movies? Or will they be of some importance to the series? Latino Review's ongoing column of rumors promises to address all of the questions soon enough.