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:
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:
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.
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.