J.J. Abrams was recently interviewed by Entertainment Weekly for a new issue revolving around 'Star Wars'. In the interview, he revealed a key plot device which may go all the way back to the original films. If you don't want to know anything going into this film, look away now.
If you're like me and want a little teaser, read below:
"The Empire has morphed into a junta known as The First Order, while X-Wing pilots like Oscar Isaac's Poe Dameron now fly for a splinter group known as the Resistance. Princess Leia (Fisher) has come into possession of the lightsaber once possessed by her father, Darth Vader, and later lost by Luke (Hamill) when Vader separated him from his arm during that 'join me' duel in The Empire Strikes Back."
Abrams also revealed that though we don't know how much screen time Luke and Leia will get, Han Solo will be a lead in this film. To me, that's the only thing that matters. Will they kill him off as Ford always wanted? I hope not!
Abrams has also posed an important question, "Who is Luke Skywalker?" There could be more to the boy we all know. According to the interview, this question is huge in the story arc for the upcoming films but also an inspiration to start the series again.
What do y'all think? Do we know Luke Skywalker? Does Leia somehow have Darth Vader's light saber? How will the new group of bad guys compare to the Empire? Sound off in the comments!