If we're to believe all of the Star Wars: Episode VII rumors that have leaked out over the past couple of months, the story starts to sound like it was forged by a very rich kid with a lot of toys and a limited imagination. According to various sources in and around the internet, the movie promises to be a 'greatest hits' album that will bring back nearly everything fans loved about the first three movies. This includes characters, locations, and even iconic wardrobes. So far, we've been promised a trip back to Hoth, the forest moon of Endor, and Tatooine. Now, thanks to another deep revelation of plot details, we can add the Mos Eisley Cantina to this list of life-sized playlets that director J.J. Abrams is reportedly utilizing with human actors at his disposal. We also discover that Nien Numb will be back, and that the so-called 'search for Luke Skywalker' is not actually what it seems.

The first report comes from Star Wars 7 News, who 'confirm' that we will revisit the iconic Cantina scene from Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, complete with Han Solo and Chewbacca back at their regular table inside the old haunt. Instead of Luke Skywalker and Obi Wan Kenobi seeking out the old space pirate and his wookie co-pilot, its Daisy Ridley as a character named Kira who seeks out the characters played by returning actors Harrison Ford and Peter Mayhew.

Here is a description of the scene in question:

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Daisy arrives to Cantina in search of Han or Luke I believe. She is confronted by an alien, she lifts her blaster to him, he then takes it from her hand "Don't point a blaster at someone if you are not going to use it" and points it at her. At this point Chewie (With arm Bandaged/In a Sling) intimidates the alien, "What good is a one armed wookie" Chewie then rips the guys arm off and hands the blaster back to Daisy. Ford was not present at filming this, BUT..........


Cut to the outside of the Cantina as a Planet/Moon is blown up outside, Han is present here (Wearing a thin cut, waist length leather jacket, boots etc, a "Matching outfit") oh and he still has his blaster :) I don't know if he has just arrived to meet up with Daisy and Chewie, but he is cutting through the crowd of onlookers as everyone is witnessing the destruction of "Whatever" was blown up in the sky.


 

Note, not 100% sure if Boyega was in the scene but he was present, wearing "Rags" or "Untidy" Clothes.

Star Wars 7 News continues by revealing new information about a Stormtrooper who wears a helmet that has been painted black and retrofitted with a unique breathing apparatus. The helmet also contains a leather strap that holds ammo, and is decorated with 5 or 6 Aurebesh Symbols. This ex-Stormtrooper also wears a large fur coat, and has a staff and blaster. Could this be John Boyega's character? He is often rumored to be an ex-stormtrooper, but the site says no, as it was a white actor hiding under the retrofitted mask.

There is also news that Lando's Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi co-pilot Nien Numb is back, along with Jabba's Palace resident Hermi Odle, and that we will see more characters from Ralph McQuarrie's original 70s concept art come to life, including 3 "Wolf' creatures who have been spotted lurking around the Cantina.

There is also a detailed scene description of that moon or planet that blows up:

Not sure what it was exactly just people were told to react as if a planet was blown up, but there was a huge bluescreen out the back of Pinewood, I don't know if the terrain there "Slabbed floors and grass" will be in shot, could give an idea to which planet this is happening on? This specific scene was shot weeks apart, the interior was done before Harrison was back and the exterior done when he was back, see I have only been told about this by someone on production, so I don't know if they are going to digitally insert Han into the interior shot or if Daisy was looking for him and he arrived outside just as the object in the sky was destroyed. Originally I was told she was looking for Luke, or I may have remembered this wrong, but seems it was Han she may have been in search of and when she "found" him he was not in the Cantina but Chewie was.

Oh and not 100% sure if Boyega was in the scene as I was not told of his role, but he was on this set in costume on both dates I was told this, so he probably was with Daisy. All I was told is that he looks like the has been "Dragged off the street and put on set" apparently is very rags looking.

I am more inclined to believe it was set on the same planet where the Greenham Common filming happened, this was something I specifically asked "What does the terrain look like" I was told "Just the back of Pinewood, slabs, grass etc" this is total speculation and piecing together by me, I am wondering if something was destroyed in the air (be it planet, moon etc) as a Warning shot of some sort for the rebels on that planet. Either way one thing is for sure and I am unwavering about this, whoever the bad guys are, they got firepower.

These scene descriptions tie into what we've heard before, but Jedi News claims that the whole 'Luke Skywalker is Missing' plot is not presented quite as it has been read on the Internet in the previous months. According to their sources, Luke isn't so much missing as he is unaware of the Sith turmoil that is brewing somewhere else in the galaxy.

The concept of "Luke is missing/needs to be found" in Episode VII is being approached somewhat from the wrong angle in other rumor reports. The source says the "find Luke" premise is based off the cast of young characters (Ridley, Boyega, others?) trying to deal with a problem they uncover that they feel they can overcome themselves, presumably something relating to the machinations of the Sith and/or Empire. They feel confident in their abilities to attack this challenge head-on and quickly realize they are severely out-matched and way out of their league. So they alter their plans and scramble to enlist the aid of Luke, who is unaware of the situation (and how rapidly it escalates to a problem that requires his immediate attention) at the time of his "searching" by the young cast.

This is a lot of information to digest. What do you think? Does any of this hold weight, or is everyone just scrambling to figure out the story from a lot of broken pieces? We'll have more soon.

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