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  1. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Malleus Maleficarum

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    Feel free to post any recent/new rumors as they begin being circulated but DO NOT DISCUSS THEM IN THIS THREAD. No questions about them... no comments... nothing. Discuss all rumors HERE.

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  2. DarthLightlyBruise Jedi Grand Master

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  5. Jedi Older Code Jedi Master

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    MODIfied: We have a separate thread for discussion. But you already knew that.
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  6. Millennium Fairlane Jedi Master

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    I'm not discussing, I promise... but could this thread be pinned? It will rapidly disappear from page one otherwise.
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  8. Rhane-1138 Jedi Master

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    Mod edit: Link removed. This Cantina rumor was confirmed to be fake.
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  9. Lurknomore Jedi Knight

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    http://www.reddit.com/r/StarWarsLeaks/comments/2zdch8/some_info/
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  10. FakingJacenSolo Jedi Youngling

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    NOPE
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  11. SheevelKnievel Jedi Youngling

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    NO.
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  12. Lurknomore Jedi Knight

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    Rumored images of TFA characters, for everyone's reference:


    Kylo Ren
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    Kylo Ren, Finn, Rey, BB-8, Chewie
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    Allegedly an artist's recreation of a shot from the second teaser:
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    Alleged sketch of Leia's costume:

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  13. Lurknomore Jedi Knight

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    Alleged artist's rendering of a still from the film:

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    http://www.starwarsunderworld.com/2015/04/exclusive-artist-depiction-of-force.html
  14. forthebanterni Jedi Youngling

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    Mod edit: Removed for being off-topic in this thread, and for spamming the same post and video in multiple threads.
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  15. DarthIshyZ Force Ghost

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    And the "Rebels" aren't called Rebels any more. They're now Resistance.
    See this link.
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  16. Mapusoul Jedi Youngling

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    Rumor of an action scene from the middle of the film:

    http://makingstarwars.net/2015/04/s...putting-on-the-breaks-and-consoling-a-pirate/
    Last edited by Mapusoul, Apr 30, 2015
  17. DarthLightlyBruise Jedi Grand Master

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    Updated to include details from MSW post on April 30, 2015.

    A Chronology of the Force Awakens Based on Credible Rumors and Official Information
    Update (heads up @A Chorus of Disapproval): Feel free to delete previous posts
    All rumors sourced from @MakingStarWars
    Organized by Location and Sub-Organized by Key Sequence
    Red text: Information from MakingStarWars.net (MSW) whose placement in the chronology is my guess, and not confirmed by either MSW or another source
    Blue text: New information
    NOTE: Official information seems to confirm that what looks to be “The Empire” in this film is called “The First Order” and what looks to be “The Rebel Alliance/ New Republic” is now “The Resistance.”

    Space: Opening Crawl

    • Unknown. Likely something about 30 years having passed since the battle of Endor. There is also official confirmation that a major battle between the Rebel Alliance and the Empire occurred a year after Endor, over the desert planet Jakku, and this leads to a desert planet littered with destroyed ships, etc, and full of scavengers. Not clear this will be in the crawl.
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    Desert Planet Jakku: Opening Sequence
    • Exterior Night-Space/Savannah - A lightsaber tumbles through space, crashes towards the ground.
    • Exterior Day-Savannah - Lightsaber lands – dawn into day – a strange hand appears (seemingly picking up the lightsaber).
    • Exterior Night- Outskirts of Village - BB-8 is troubled by something coming and hurries off.
    • Exterior Night – The Village - BB-8 pushes towards the vicarage.
    • Interior-Night – The Village Vicarage – The Vicar (likely Max Von Sydow) hands over the lightsaber. Poe [Resistance pilot] is grateful, BB-8 rolls in. (speculation: there is a rumor that The Vicar is a former Imperial Moff whose Star Destroyer crashed in the “Battle of Jakku” after the Battle of Endor, was never rescued, started a settlement on the planet, and became anti-Empire).
    • Exterior Night – The Village Vicarage - Poe sees First Order Transports approach. Vicar tells Poe to go.
    • Exterior Night – Village - Poe and BB-8 rush through the village as residents prepare for battle.
    • Exterior Night – Rise near village/X-wing (blue) - Poe gets his ride ready, BB-8 too. Poe sends message (likely to the resistance, possibly to Leia/ her emissary, though not confirmed).
    • INT NIGHT FIRST ORDER TROOP LANDER - Stormtroopers wait in cramped silence, Finn is out of sync.
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    • Exterior – Night – Village – First Order Transports land; Stormtroopers get into disagreement with villagers.
    • Interior – Night Village - Stormtrooper Transport - Finn and Stormtroopers leave the transport under fire.
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    • Exterior – Night The Village - Finn’s buddy is not well. He leaves a mark on Finn. (Note concept art depicts the mark as blood from a wound–the friend touches Finn’s helmeted face, leaving three blood marks on it.)
    • Exterior – Night Rise Near near village/X-wing - Poe sends message, sees another First Order trooper arrive.
    • Exterior – Night – The Village - A huge First Order shuttle lands beside the Stormtrooper transports.
    • Exterior – Night – The Village - Vicar watches Flamethrower Stormtroopers. Finn spares a villager. Kylo Ren arrives.
    • Exterior – Night Village/X-wing - Poe watches Kylo Ren’s arrival from a distance.
    • Exterior – Night The Village Vicarage - Kylo Ren confronts the Vicar.
    • Exterior – Night The Village/X-wing - Poe watches the confrontation and BB-8 wants to get moving.
    • Exterior – Night - The Village Vicarage - Kylo Ren is out of patience, says “goodbye” to the Vicar.
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    • Exterior – Night – Rise Near Village/X-wing - Poe sees sudden end, hides lightsaber in BB-8. They go their separate ways.
    • Exterior – Night – Village/X-wing - Stormtroopers make a mess of Poe’s X-wing.
    • Exterior – Night – Outskirts of Village (Desert Location) - BB-8 watches as Stormtroopers depart, huge fireball.
    • Exterior – Night – Outskirts of the Village - BB-8 watches as Stormtroopers destroy Poe’s ride (backlot) – with flamethrowers
    • Poe is seized by First Order troopers
    • CG Exterior – Night - Star Destroyer in the Distance First Order Troop Transporters and Kylo Ren’s shuttle head for the Star Destroyer.
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    • Interior Night Star Destroyer Hanger Bay - Poe enters the Hanger Bay, dazed. Finn exits his transport.
    • Interior Night First Order Troop Transport - Finn takes off his helmet (with his friend’s blood on it), and vomits. Superior wants to see him.
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    Desert Planet Jakku: Meeting Rey
    • Rey is introduced scavenging the innards of a huge Star Destroyer that has crashed on the planet’s surface
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    • Rey grabs her salvage and heads out
    • EXT DAY STAR DESTROYER – GARBAGE CHUTE – DUNES - Rey slides down dune, climbs onto her speeder
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    • In a rather evocative shot, she rides her speeder into the setting sun.
    Desert Planet Jakku/Space: Escaping the Star Destroyer
    • Interior Night Star Destroyer – Frightening (Torture/Interrogation?) Room: Kylo Ren chats with Poe, confident he will get what he wants.
    • Interior Night Star Destroyer – Kylo Ren reveals to The General (Domhnall Gleeson) that he is looking for a speciifc droid.
    • Interior Night Star Destroyer – Hallway - A Stormtrooper leads Poe down a corridor.
    • Interior Night Star Destroyer – Hanger Bay - Finn dressed as a Stormtrooper leads Poe back to the Hanger Bay, they head for the TIE Fighter.
    • Interior Night Star Destroyer – Finn and Poe squeeze into a TIE Fighter and start it up.
    • Interior Night Star Destroyer – Balcony Hangar Bay - The Colonel sees Finn and Poe leaving the Star Destroyer without authorization.
    • Interior Night Star Destroyer – Hallways - Stormtroopers rush toward the Hanger Bay pushing a weapons container.
    • Interior Night Star Destroyer – Hanger Bay - TIE Fighter rips cables away as it rises.
    • Interior Night TIE Fighter - Finn and Poe flying, they start up the guns!
    • Interior Night Star Destroyer – Hanger Bay - Chaos in the hanger as the TIE Fighter lets rip!
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    • Interior Night TIE Fighter - Finn keeps firing as they exit the building!
    • Interior Night Star Destroyer – Balcony over Hanger Bay - Windows blow out on the balcony!
    • CG Exterior Night Star Destroyer – In the darkness the TIE Fighter exits the Star Destroyer at great speed.
    • Interior Night Tie Fighter – They introduce themselves. Finn has a cunning idea.
    • Poe and Finn escape in a TIE Fighter - They don’t get very far. They crash because the TIE is hit by blasts from the Star Destroyer.
    • Poe is unconscious at the controls.
    • Finn has to get out.
    • It appears he ejects.
    • Finn observes the TIE disappear over the horizon of the desert planet’s dunes.
    • After a brief moment we see an explosion.
    • Near Wrecked TIE: Quicksand effect around Finn
    • Near Wrecked TIE: Finn passes out.
    • Near Wrecked TIE: Finn wakes.
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    • EXT Day, Near Wrecked TIE: Finn searches for the TIE.
    • EXT Day, Near Wrecked TIE: He can’t get in.
    • EXT Day, Near Wrecked TIE: In sand pit, Finn puts on some of Poe’s clothes and walks alone.
    • EXT Day, Near Salvage Station: Finn is walking through the desert after putting on Poe's clothes (likely only his jacket, after ditching his stormtrooper stuff).
    • EXT Day, Near Salvage Station: A vehicle rushes by and spits dust/sand in Finn's face
    • EXT Day, Near Salvage Station: This passing vehicle helps Finn figure out which direction to walk to get to the salvage station
    • EXT Day, Near Salvage Station: Finn keeps walking, gets exhausted, and sees a distant town ahead
    • Cut to Data Center Inside Star Destroyer: Kylo Ren is looking into Finn's history.
    • First Order General (likely Gleeson) suggests a focus (speculation: focus on either finding Finn, or finding the lightsaber, one or the other). Likely that the General and Captain Phasma [Gwendoline Christie] view Finn’s hologram here, as per a rumored description of footage.
    Desert Planet Jakku: Rey meets Finn
    • Rey eats dinner alone in her home (a converted wrecked AT-AT).
    • BB-8 needs rescuing and Rey answers his call for help.
    • Rey and BB-8 head for Salvage Station.
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    • EXT DAY SALVAGE STATION - Rey arrives at the Salvage Station. Unloads her heavy stuff.
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    • She tries to sell BB-8 to a trader, but when the deal falls through after some haggling she reluctantly decides to keep him.
    • Finn staggers into a cantina, it seems, gets a drink, and sees Rey and BB-8 dealing with bullies. It seems (speculation) that Finn may try to help her (Speculation: The trader/ bullies may alert Stormtroopers to wanted droid).
    • EXT DAY Clearing Area: Rey thinks Finn is not to be trusted.
    • EXT DAY Clearing Area: Finn is trying to win her over (that seems to be his skill), and then Stormtroopers begin firing on them.
    • When the Stormtroopers attack, Rey and Finn are thrown together to survive the ordeal.
    • Rey, Finn, and BB-8 run/roll from explosions caused by attacking TIE Fighters.
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  18. DarthLightlyBruise Jedi Grand Master

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    Desert Planet Jakku/Land and Space: Escaping with the Millennium Falcon
    • Finn and Rey steal the Millennium Falcon from a spaceport/ salvage station. The bullies and the trader try to stop them from getting away.
    • TIEs are in hot pursuit of the Falcon as it rockets away.
    • The Falcon is chased by TIE Fighters and we apparently move by some familiar landmarks (from THIS film, not previous ones)
    • Rey and BB-8 pilot the ship. Finn gets on the Falcon’s turret.
    • There’s a lot of banter between the two and to an extent they don’t seem to really know what they’re doing.
    • As TIEs shoot at the Falcon, Rey has to ask Finn if he plans on “answering back.”
    • EXT DAY CRASHED STAR DESTROYER – DUNES (IMAX) Aerial plates - Millennium Falcon banks hard, upside down and swoops.
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    • To save their skins, Rey pilots them into the insides of the giant crashed Star Destroyer she was scavenging from during her introduction sequence.
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    • The Falcon and the TIEs “slalom” around debris and the insides of the downed ship, eventually losing their pursuers.
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    • Finn gets those guns working and fires on the TIE Fighters in pursuit.
    • Cut to Kylo Ren, alone in his “padded room,” talking to himself (or a burned Darth Vader helmet) on a Star Destroyer.
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    • Kylo Ren may talk about the saber and/or his true plans at this point (speculation)
    • Cut back to Rey and Finn
    • Finn compliments Rey (probably on her fast flying) and Rey figures out that Finn is lying about what he appears to be
    • Falcon rockets into space
    Giant Freighter/ Space: Kids Meet Han and Chewie
    • Falcon ends up being swallowed by a huge freighter in space
    • Han is there to meet the kids with Chewbacca.
    • Han, at some point here, says “Chewie, we’re home
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    • Han appears to take the kids onto the ship and talk to them.
    • He notices something he doesn’t like and orders them off his ship until Finn convinces Han to let them stay.
    • Something happens with the chessboard and they hear a noise
    • Han checks the video screen.
    • A gang is there!
    • Han explains the cargo on the freighter (creature(s) without description), and they presumably load the Falcon with the cargo.
    • Han hides the kids in the cargo storage on the Falcon.
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    • The gang are divided into two groups codenamed “Mods” and “Rockers” on set.
    • The mods and rockers enter the ship.
    • The kids pull the fuse in the Falcon.
    • It’s a good distraction.
    • The cargo is released.
    • Fin is dragged away by cargo and saved by Rey.
    • Hell breaks loose.
    • Chewbacca is wounded in the fight
    • Finn aids a wounded Chewbacca, which helps earn Han’s (and perhaps Rey’s) trust in him
    • Rey fights off the gang by herself.
    • Falcon has issues.
    • Rey fixes Falcon impressing Han.
    • Some of the cargo splatters on the Falcon windshield as they race out.
    Exotic City Planet: Hanging at Rose's Pub
    • After they leave the freighter in the Falcon, BB-8 shows the blue lightsaber (looks to be the lightsaber Luke lost in Bespin), and Han decides to fly to a jungle/ Exotic City planet
    • INT DAY MILLENNIUM FALCON – COCKPIT (GIMBAL) Rey gets emotional at seeing so much green [Chewie is in back hurt]
    • Finn asks who they are seeing and Han says “her,” which is “Rose.”
    • They go to “Rose’s pub.” Rose is an alien who seems to have force powers of some kind. In particular, she seems capable of sharing visions of the past.
    • Interior Day Roses’s Pub – There is a secret underground chamber and Rose begins her tale to Han, Rey, and Finn. They hold hands.
    • Flashback: Interior Night at Academy – Dead bodies are on the ground. Luke turns up.
    • Flashback: Exterior Dusk at the Academy – It is noted it is peaceful now. Artoo-Detoo is saddened as his master departs.
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    • Flashback: Exterior Day at the Savannah – A hand that takes the sword at the start of the film is revealed to be Naka’s hand.
    • Flashback: Exterior on the Savannah – A peasant’s hovel where the peasant drops the sword, starts a fire, panics and then returns.
    • Flashback: Exterior Desert – Local trader is seen leaving (presumably then cuts to Finn and Rey’s faces as the story unfolds).
    • Flashback: Exterior Day Desert – Local trader makes a sale to a wealthy man (may be the individual referred to as “Fat Cat” by the production).
    • Flashback: Exterior Night Battlefield – Fierce battle! Sword is being used by the CLAN against THE SEVEN.
    • Flashback: Exterior Night: the last man is down and Kylo Ren approaches Rey!
    • Flashback: THE SEVEN are looting and we see Rose in the foreground taking “the object.”
    • Apparently what Rose says is pretty heavy to Han, Rey and Finn.
    • Interior Day Roses’s Pub: In the underground chamber, Rose presents the blue lightsaber and Rey is revolted by it while Finn is attracted to it.
    • Interior Day Roses’s Pub: Rey moves past aliens in an uproar as she leaves the establishment.
    • Interior Day Roses’s Pub: Courtyard: Rey runs away from the castle.
    • Exterior Day: Woods near Roses’s pub: Rey runs into the woods.
    • Interior Day Roses’s Pub: Rose now knows why the saber “came to her.”
    • Leia appears to send an emissary to Rose’s planet (rumored to be named Kor Sella). She has 3-4 scenes at most.
    • It appears the emissary is on a secret mission of her own.
    • Exterior Day: Woods near Roses’s pub: BB-8 finds Rey but suddenly the villains are overhead.
    • Uber tells Kylo “don’t get sentimental.” This is allegedly due to Kylo’s reluctance to fire the superweapon at the Castle and Pub.
    • Interior Day Roses’ Pub: In the corridors underneath the pub they notice Rey and BB-8 are missing as massive shaking begins.
    • EXTERIOR DAY ROSE’S PUB Finn wants to go after Rey. Han upset. Rose explains why.
    • Exterior Roses’ Pub Plate Shot: From Rey’s point of view we see the destruction of the Castle.
    • Exterior Day Rose’s Pub: From Rey’s Point of view we see Rose’s pub is chaotic.
    • Exterior Day Woods Near Rose’s Pub: From Rey’s perspective we see Rose’s Pub ruined.
    • [Old Spoiler] Rey is seemingly taken captive (perhaps by Captain Phasma) and taken before Kylo Ren (not clear this happens here).
    • Rey brought to Kylo Ren and interrogated. Rey is defiant. (not clear that this happens here).
    • There may be a Jedi mind trick “exchange” between Kylo and Rey (not clear that this happens here).
    • [Old spoiler] Kylo addresses Rey by name and she may reply: “You’ll never be as powerful as Darth Vader!” (not clear this happens here)
    • [Old spoiler] The line is cutting to the power hungry monster and she’s taken away. The sequence is supposedly very reminiscent to Princess Leia being imprisoned by Darth Vader and Grand Moff Tarkin where she trash talks their foul stench (not clear this happens here)
    • Leia’s emissary is at Rose’s Pub when the First Order’s new “Catapult” weapon levels the pub and the castle next to it.
    • The emissary is killed by this.
    • Kylo Ren arrives with Stormtroopers in tow.
    • Note: This pertains to: “Interior Day: Roses’ Pub hallways beneath the pub, Rose “uses her special skills” to defeat Stormtroopers.
    • A fight seems to break out between First Order and Resistance forces in the wooded area outside the Castle and Pub.
    • A “black TIE” arrives and seems to “make all the difference” in driving away the First Order troops (this may or may not be flown by Poe Dameron, and may end up being a black X-wing).
    • The death of Leia’s emissary’s compels Leia (with See-Threepio in tow) to arrive at Rose’s planet.
    • Han Solo and Leia meet for the first time in the film. It is described as “awkward.”
    The Resistance Base Planet: Preparing for Final Conflict
    • Leia appears to be a prominent leader of the Resistance (described as “Queen” on the main cast list).
    • Finn and Poe meet again
    • Leia wants to know what Finn knows (presumably about the First Order’s secret weapon).
    • In the Map Room of the Resistance Base, Leia has a secret “up her sleeve,” involving her own weapon called “The Sledgehammer” by the production.
    • Without storyboards, “The Sledgehammer” is difficult to understand but appears to be a kamikaze-like craft capable of taking down Star Destroyer sized spacecrafts.
    • Leia is proud of this weapon.
    • Rose hands the blue lightsaber (clearly the saber Luke lost in Bespin) to Leia
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    • Rose tells Leia she thinks the sword found inside BB-8 should be with Finn
    • Leia and Han still argue.
    • The last thing Han says to Leia before he leaves for the final mission is “I’ll hurry back.”
    • EXTERIOR DAY RESISTANCE BASE BAY (MILLENNIUM FALCON) Leia gives Finn the lightsaber. Han promises to hurry back to Leia.
    • EXTERIOR DAY RESISTANCE BASE BAY (MILLENNIUM FALCON) wide shot as Millennium Falcon takes off on the mission.
    The Snow Planet (Land): Falcon Crashes and Kylo Ren Tracks Them Down
    • INTERIOR DAY FIRST ORDER CASTLE – DUNGEON Rey uses some “special skills” to convince Stormtroopers to leave their post.
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    • CG EXTERIOR NIGHT OUTSIDE / MILLENNIUM FALCON Millennium Falcon races fast towards its target.
    • PLATE EXTERIOR DAY RESISTANCE BASE Plate shots/landscapes as required for Millennium Falcon departure.
    • INTERIOR NIGHT MILLENNIUM FALCON – FALCON COCKPIT (GIMBAL) About to arrive, Han reveals his crazy plan to stop.
    • Han, Chewie and Finn arrive at the Snow Planet
    • PLATE EXTERIOR DAY EVIL CASTLE / MILLENNIUM FALCON Plates required for Millennium Falcon’s emergency stop.
    • INTERIOR DAY MILLENNIUM FALCON – FALCON COCKPIT (GIMBAL) Han, Chewie, Finn screaming at sudden arrival.
    • PLATE EXTERIOR DAY FIRST ORDER CASTLE / MILLENNIUM FALCON Plates required for Millennium Falcon crashing through trees.
    • INTERIOR DAY MILLENNIUM FALCON – FALCON COCKPIT (GIMBAL) Han reacts to Millennium Falcon slamming through trees.
    • The Falcon crashes onto the snow planet’s surface near Kylo's ship.
    • PLATE EXTERIOR DAY FIRST ORDER CASTLE / MILLENNIUM FALCON Plates required for Millennium Falcon coming to a standstill.
    • INTERIOR DAY MILLENNIUM FALCON – FALCON COCKPIT (GIMBAL) Standstill. Han shook up. Finn consoles him regarding Kylo Ren.
    • Kylo and his troops track down the ship and Stormtroopers board it, followed by Kylo. It is empty.
    • Kylo walks into the cockpit of the Falcon and sits in the pilot’s seat and has a moment.
    The Snow Planet (Space, Sky, Land): Resistance-First Order Battle
    • X-wings and TIE Fighters face off in space and in the atmosphere of the Snow Planet, where the First Order superweapon is located. There are lots of shots detailing X-wings in various positions in space and in the sky above the snow planet.
    • Queen Leia uses the Resistance superweapon (the Sledgehammer) to crush through Star Destroyers
    • INT DAY EVIL CASTLE – GREAT HALL The General has final check-in with his boss (Uber).
    • The General orders the firing of “The Array” superweapon on the Resistance, as the First Order Catapult is not yet charged up.
    • The General’s subordinates refuse because the weapon will also destroy their TIE fighters
    • The General appears to fire the superweapon himself
    • In that moment, projectiles are fired and all the ships in space are destroyed. The General is coldhearted. He destroys his own men in their TIE Fighters to take out the Resistance ships.
    • The action in space is put to a stop in one fell swoop. It is just silenced.
    • Queen Leia’s super weapon fails. The Resistance’s “Sledge Hammer” falls into the atmosphere of the planet and it breaks apart.
    • At this moment, Queen Leia feels all is lost and calls for a total retreat of the Resistance forces.
    • Thankfully Poe Dameron and his squadron survive the attack from the array because it seems they were low enough to evade it.
    • Moments later, Poe from the sky discovers Han Solo on the planet’s surface. Han was thought missing even though Leia knew the Falcon survived the crash it experienced.
    • Stormtroopers of the First Order line up as an imposing figure (Domhnall Gleeson’s “General” accompanied by Captain Phasma?) looks on (not clear this happens here).
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    The Snow Planet (Land): The Evil Castle Sequence
    • Han and Chewie go their way
    • It seems that Finn may rescue Rey from Kylo, and flee on a speeder bike. They steal a speeder bike and zoom away. They are spotted by a snowtrooper. A chase ensues over the snowy terrain and the heroes “take him out.” (not clear this happens exactly here).
    • Han, Chewie, Finn and Rey end up at the Evil Castle
    • While the Resistance look like they’re in a bad situation, you should never fear. Han has a plan
    • Han Solo encourages Finn (described as a pep talk) to take the lightsaber and use it to destroy a generator of some kind (likely a shield) for the First Order superweapon (the Catapult)
    • Finn runs off to do so
    • Han and the gang place charges around the Evil Castle
    • Han Solo is hiding.
    • He decides to reveal himself to Kylo Ren.
    • Finn, Rey, Chewbacca stop in their tracks.
    • They watch as Han Solo confronts Kylo Ren.
    • When Kylo and Han meet, it cuts to Leia who feels “a disturbance in the Force” so to speak.
    • There is no indication Leia is a Jedi or started upon that path with her brother.
    • Kylo Ren silences the conversation with Han Solo forever. (i.e. he seems to kill Han)
    • Chewbacca lets out of a barrage of angry roars and laser blasts.
    The Snow Planet (Sky): Poe Dameron and Squad Attack Land-Based Targets
    • BB-8 assists Poe as they attack land-based targets
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    • INT EVE POE X-WING FIGHTER COCKPIT - Poe calls in enemy gunfire locations.
    • PL EXT DAY EVIL CASTLE – SURROUNDINGS - Plates required for X-Wings heading for the prize, some crash.
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    • EXT NIGHT EVIL CASTLE – PARADE GROUND (SNOW) General watches in horror as the Parade Ground falls away (not clear this happens exactly here)
    • The General appears to die in the exploding Evil Castle (speculation).
    The Snow Planet (Land): Kylo, Finn and Rey Fight
    • Kylo Ren flees the scene.
    • Explosions.
    • Stormtroopers file in and Finn and Rey are forced to flee.
    • More explosions.
    • Chewbacca flees to the Falcon.
    • EXT NIGHT EVIL CASTLE – COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE (SNOW) Kylo Ren moves purposefully towards the forest.
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    • Finn confronts Kylo Ren, and seems to be bested
    • Rey arrives, and it seems that Finn tosses her the lightsaber
    • Rey and Finn confront Kylo Ren together, and it seems Kylo may get the best of them
    • CLIFF EDGE: Finn & Rey’s duel with Kylo Ren ends. Ground falls away behind Rey. Rey and Finn on precipice. Kylo Ren exits. Chewbacca arrives on the repaired Millennium Falcon and saves Rey and Finn from falling to their doom.
    The Resistance Base Planet (incl. Medical Bay): Celebration, Mourning and Goodbyes
    • The kids return back to the base as heroes
    • Leia tells Poe Dameron his squadron is all that survived (not clear that this happens here). He reluctantly obeys her orders.
    • We follow our main hero, Rey as she says goodbye to the important players in the film, Leia, Poe, and so on.
    • Rey makes a special stop to say goodbye to Finn in the medical bay.
    • Meanwhile BB-8, Artoo-Detoo, and See-Threepio decode a puzzle, seemingly revealing Luke’s location
    • Leia is elated when it appears Luke has been found.
    • Leia and Rey have a special goodbye in which she bids Rey “a fond farewell.”
    • Rey, Chewbacca, and BB-8 then get into the Falcon and take off.
    • Chewbacca playfully messes up Rey’s hair in an endearing gesture.
    • They fly away to find Luke.
    Island Planet: The Closing Sequence
    • Rey, Chewbacca and BB-8 land on the planet
    • Rey walks up the stone steps. She comes up to a figure and puts the lightsaber (which seemingly “belongs to him”) in his hand.
    • It’s Luke Skywalker.
    • The End.
  19. DarthLightlyBruise Jedi Grand Master

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    A Chronology of the Force Awakens Based on Credible Rumors and Official Information
    Update based on MSW reports on May 3, 2015 and May 4, 2015 (heads up @A Chorus of Disapproval): Feel free to delete previous posts
    All rumors sourced from @MakingStarWars
    Organized by Location and Sub-Organized by Key Sequence
    Red text: Information from MakingStarWars.net (MSW) whose placement in the chronology is my guess, and not confirmed by either MSW or another source
    Blue text: New information
    NOTE: Official information seems to confirm that what looks to be “The Empire” in this film is called “The First Order” and what looks to be “The Rebel Alliance/ New Republic” is now “The Resistance.”

    Space: Opening Crawl
    • Unknown. Likely something about 30 years having passed since the battle of Endor. There is also official confirmation that a major battle between the Rebel Alliance and the Empire occurred a year after Endor, over the desert planet Jakku, and this leads to a desert planet littered with destroyed ships, etc, and full of scavengers. Not clear this will be in the crawl.
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    Desert Planet Jakku: Opening Sequence
    • Exterior Night-Space/Savannah - A lightsaber tumbles through space, crashes towards the ground.
    • Exterior Day-Savannah - Lightsaber lands – dawn into day – a strange hand appears (seemingly picking up the lightsaber).
    • Exterior Night- Outskirts of Village - BB-8 is troubled by something coming and hurries off.
    • Exterior Night – The Village - BB-8 pushes towards the vicarage.
    • Interior-Night – The Village Vicarage – The Vicar (likely Max Von Sydow) hands over the lightsaber. Poe [Resistance pilot] is grateful, BB-8 rolls in. (speculation: there is a rumor that The Vicar is a former Imperial Moff whose Star Destroyer crashed in the “Battle of Jakku” after the Battle of Endor, was never rescued, started a settlement on the planet, and became anti-Empire).
    • Exterior Night – The Village Vicarage - Poe sees First Order Transports approach. Vicar tells Poe to go.
    • Exterior Night – Village - Poe and BB-8 rush through the village as residents prepare for battle.
    • Exterior Night – Rise near village/X-wing (blue) - Poe gets his ride ready, BB-8 too. Poe sends message (likely to the resistance, possibly to Leia/ her emissary, though not confirmed).
    • INT NIGHT FIRST ORDER TROOP LANDER - Stormtroopers wait in cramped silence, Finn is out of sync.
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    • Exterior – Night – Village – First Order Transports land; Stormtroopers get into disagreement with villagers.
    • Interior – Night Village - Stormtrooper Transport - Finn and Stormtroopers leave the transport under fire.
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    • Exterior – Night The Village - Finn’s buddy is not well. He leaves a mark on Finn. (Note concept art depicts the mark as blood from a wound–the friend touches Finn’s helmeted face, leaving three blood marks on it.)
    • Exterior – Night Rise Near near village/X-wing - Poe sends message, sees another First Order trooper arrive.
    • Exterior – Night – The Village - A huge First Order shuttle lands beside the Stormtrooper transports.
    • Exterior – Night – The Village - Vicar watches Flamethrower Stormtroopers. Finn spares a villager. Kylo Ren arrives.
    • Exterior – Night Village/X-wing - Poe watches Kylo Ren’s arrival from a distance.
    • Exterior – Night The Village Vicarage - Kylo Ren confronts the Vicar.
    • Exterior – Night The Village/X-wing - Poe watches the confrontation and BB-8 wants to get moving.
    • Exterior – Night - The Village Vicarage - Kylo Ren is out of patience, says “goodbye” to the Vicar.
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    • Exterior – Night – Rise Near Village/X-wing - Poe sees sudden end, hides lightsaber in BB-8. They go their separate ways.
    • Exterior – Night – Village/X-wing - Stormtroopers make a mess of Poe’s X-wing.
    • Exterior – Night – Outskirts of Village (Desert Location) - BB-8 watches as Stormtroopers depart, huge fireball.
    • Exterior – Night – Outskirts of the Village - BB-8 watches as Stormtroopers destroy Poe’s ride (backlot) – with flamethrowers
    • Poe is seized by First Order troopers
    • CG Exterior – Night - Star Destroyer in the Distance First Order Troop Transporters and Kylo Ren’s shuttle head for the Star Destroyer.
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    • Interior Night Star Destroyer Hanger Bay - Poe enters the Hanger Bay, dazed. Finn exits his transport.
    • Interior Night First Order Troop Transport - Finn takes off his helmet (with his friend’s blood on it), and vomits. Superior wants to see him.
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    Desert Planet Jakku: Meeting Rey
    • Rey is introduced scavenging the innards of a huge Star Destroyer that has crashed on the planet’s surface
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    • Rey grabs her salvage and heads out
    • EXT DAY STAR DESTROYER – GARBAGE CHUTE – DUNES - Rey slides down dune, climbs onto her speeder
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    • In a rather evocative shot, she rides her speeder into the setting sun.
    Desert Planet Jakku/Space: Escaping the Star Destroyer
    • Interior Night Star Destroyer – Frightening (Torture/Interrogation?) Room: Kylo Ren chats with Poe, confident he will get what he wants.
    • Interior Night Star Destroyer – Kylo Ren reveals to The General (Domhnall Gleeson) that he is looking for a speciifc droid.
    • Interior Night Star Destroyer – Hallway - A Stormtrooper leads Poe down a corridor.
    • Interior Night Star Destroyer – Hanger Bay - Finn dressed as a Stormtrooper leads Poe back to the Hanger Bay, they head for the TIE Fighter.
    • Interior Night Star Destroyer – Finn and Poe squeeze into a TIE Fighter and start it up.
    • Interior Night Star Destroyer – Balcony Hangar Bay - The Colonel sees Finn and Poe leaving the Star Destroyer without authorization.
    • Interior Night Star Destroyer – Hallways - Stormtroopers rush toward the Hanger Bay pushing a weapons container.
    • Interior Night Star Destroyer – Hanger Bay - TIE Fighter rips cables away as it rises.
    • Interior Night TIE Fighter - Finn and Poe flying, they start up the guns!
    • Interior Night Star Destroyer – Hanger Bay - Chaos in the hanger as the TIE Fighter lets rip!
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    • Interior Night TIE Fighter - Finn keeps firing as they exit the building!
    • Interior Night Star Destroyer – Balcony over Hanger Bay - Windows blow out on the balcony!
    • CG Exterior Night Star Destroyer – In the darkness the TIE Fighter exits the Star Destroyer at great speed.
    • Interior Night Tie Fighter – They introduce themselves. Finn has a cunning idea.
    • Poe and Finn escape in a TIE Fighter - They don’t get very far. They crash because the TIE is hit by blasts from the Star Destroyer.
    • Poe is unconscious at the controls.
    • Finn has to get out.
    • It appears he ejects.
    • Finn observes the TIE disappear over the horizon of the desert planet’s dunes.
    • After a brief moment we see an explosion.
    • Near Wrecked TIE: Quicksand effect around Finn
    • Near Wrecked TIE: Finn passes out.
    • Near Wrecked TIE: Finn wakes.
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    • EXT Day, Near Wrecked TIE: Finn searches for the TIE.
    • EXT Day, Near Wrecked TIE: He can’t get in.
    • EXT Day, Near Wrecked TIE: In sand pit, Finn puts on some of Poe’s clothes and walks alone.
    • EXT Day, Near Salvage Station: Finn is walking through the desert after putting on Poe's clothes (likely only his jacket, after ditching his stormtrooper stuff).
    • EXT Day, Near Salvage Station: A vehicle rushes by and spits dust/sand in Finn's face
    • EXT Day, Near Salvage Station: This passing vehicle helps Finn figure out which direction to walk to get to the salvage station
    • EXT Day, Near Salvage Station: Finn keeps walking, gets exhausted, and sees a distant town ahead
    • Cut to Data Center Inside Star Destroyer: Kylo Ren is looking into Finn's history.
    • First Order General (likely Gleeson) suggests a focus (speculation: focus on either finding Finn, or finding the lightsaber, one or the other). Likely that the General and Captain Phasma [Gwendoline Christie] view Finn’s hologram here, as per a rumored description of footage.
    Desert Planet Jakku: Rey meets Finn
    • Rey eats dinner alone in her home (a converted wrecked AT-AT).
    • BB-8 needs rescuing and Rey answers his call for help.
    • Rey and BB-8 head for Salvage Station.
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    • EXT DAY SALVAGE STATION - Rey arrives at the Salvage Station. Unloads her heavy stuff.
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    • She tries to sell BB-8 to a trader, but when the deal falls through after some haggling she reluctantly decides to keep him.
    • Finn staggers into a cantina, it seems, gets a drink, and sees Rey and BB-8 dealing with bullies. It seems (speculation) that Finn may try to help her (Speculation: The trader/ bullies may alert Stormtroopers to wanted droid).
    • EXT DAY Clearing Area: Rey thinks Finn is not to be trusted.
    • EXT DAY Clearing Area: Finn is trying to win her over (that seems to be his skill), and then Stormtroopers begin firing on them.
    • When the Stormtroopers attack, Rey and Finn are thrown together to survive the ordeal.
    • Rey, Finn, and BB-8 run/roll from explosions caused by attacking TIE Fighters.
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  20. DarthLightlyBruise Jedi Grand Master

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    Desert Planet Jakku/Land and Space: Escaping with the Millennium Falcon
    • Finn and Rey steal the Millennium Falcon from a spaceport/ salvage station. The bullies and the trader try to stop them from getting away.
    • TIEs are in hot pursuit of the Falcon as it rockets away.
    • The Falcon is chased by TIE Fighters and we apparently move by some familiar landmarks (from THIS film, not previous ones)
    • Rey and BB-8 pilot the ship. Finn gets on the Falcon’s turret.
    • There’s a lot of banter between the two and to an extent they don’t seem to really know what they’re doing.
    • As TIEs shoot at the Falcon, Rey has to ask Finn if he plans on “answering back.”
    • EXT DAY CRASHED STAR DESTROYER – DUNES (IMAX) Aerial plates - Millennium Falcon banks hard, upside down and swoops.
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    • To save their skins, Rey pilots them into the insides of the giant crashed Star Destroyer she was scavenging from during her introduction sequence.
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    • The Falcon and the TIEs “slalom” around debris and the insides of the downed ship, eventually losing their pursuers.
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    • Finn gets those guns working and fires on the TIE Fighters in pursuit.
    • Cut to Kylo Ren, alone in his “padded room,” talking to himself (or a burned Darth Vader helmet) on a Star Destroyer.
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    • Kylo Ren may talk about the saber and/or his true plans at this point (speculation)
    • Cut back to Rey and Finn
    • Finn compliments Rey (probably on her fast flying) and Rey figures out that Finn is lying about what he appears to be
    • Falcon rockets into space
    Giant Freighter/ Space: Kids Meet Han and Chewie
    • Falcon ends up being swallowed by a huge freighter in space
    • Han is there to meet the kids with Chewbacca.
    • Han, at some point here, says “Chewie, we’re home
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    • Han appears to take the kids onto the ship and talk to them.
    • He notices something he doesn’t like and orders them off his ship until Finn convinces Han to let them stay.
    • Something happens with the chessboard and they hear a noise
    • Han checks the video screen.
    • A gang is there!
    • Han explains the cargo on the freighter (creature(s) without description), and they presumably load the Falcon with the cargo.
    • Han hides the kids in the cargo storage on the Falcon.
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    • The gang are divided into two groups codenamed “Mods” and “Rockers” on set.
    • The mods and rockers enter the ship.
    • The kids pull the fuse in the Falcon.
    • It’s a good distraction.
    • The cargo is released.
    • Fin is dragged away by cargo and saved by Rey.
    • Hell breaks loose.
    • Chewbacca is wounded in the fight
    • Finn aids a wounded Chewbacca, which helps earn Han’s (and perhaps Rey’s) trust in him
    • Rey fights off the gang by herself.
    • Falcon has issues.
    • Rey fixes Falcon impressing Han.
    • Some of the cargo splatters on the Falcon windshield as they race out.
    Exotic City Planet: Hanging at Maz Kanata's Pub/ Castle
    • After they leave the freighter in the Falcon, BB-8 shows the blue lightsaber (looks to be the lightsaber Luke lost in Bespin), and Han decides to fly to a jungle/ Exotic City planet
    • INT DAY MILLENNIUM FALCON – COCKPIT (GIMBAL) Rey gets emotional at seeing so much green [Chewie is in back hurt]
    • Finn asks who they are seeing and Han says “her,” which is “Maz Kanata.”
    • They go to “Maz Kanata’s pub.” Maz Kanata is an alien who appears to be both a pirate leader, and someone with force powers of some kind. In particular, she seems capable of sharing visions of the past.
    • Interior Day Maz Kanata’s Pub – There is a secret underground chamber and Maz Kanata begins her tale to Han, Rey, and Finn. They hold hands.
    • Flashback: Interior Night at Academy – Dead bodies are on the ground. Luke turns up.
    • Flashback: Exterior Dusk at the Academy – It is noted it is peaceful now. Artoo-Detoo is saddened as his master departs.
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    • Flashback: Exterior Day at the Savannah – A hand that takes the sword at the start of the film is revealed to be Naka’s hand.
    • Flashback: Exterior on the Savannah – A peasant’s hovel where the peasant drops the sword, starts a fire, panics and then returns.
    • Flashback: Exterior Desert – Local trader is seen leaving (presumably then cuts to Finn and Rey’s faces as the story unfolds).
    • Flashback: Exterior Day Desert – Local trader makes a sale to a wealthy man (may be the individual referred to as “Fat Cat” by the production).
    • Flashback: Exterior Night Battlefield – Fierce battle! Sword is being used by the CLAN against THE SEVEN.
    • Flashback: Exterior Night: the last man is down and Kylo Ren approaches Rey!
    • Flashback: THE SEVEN are looting and we see Maz Kanata in the foreground taking “the object.”
    • Apparently what Maz Kanata says is pretty heavy to Han, Rey and Finn.
    • Interior Day Maz Kanata’s Pub: In the underground chamber, Maz Kanata presents the blue lightsaber and Rey is revolted by it while Finn is attracted to it.
    • Interior Day Maz Kanata’s Pub: Maz Kanata now knows why the saber “came to her (Rey).” Rey doesn’t like this and flees the pub.
    • Interior Day Maz Kanata’s Pub: Rey moves past aliens in an uproar as she leaves the establishment.
    • Interior Day Maz Kanata’s Pub: Courtyard: Rey runs away from the castle.
    • Exterior Day: Woods near Maz Kanata’s pub: Rey runs into the woods.
    • Leia appears to send an emissary to Maz Kanata’s planet (rumored to be named Kor Sella). She has 3-4 scenes at most.
    • It appears the emissary is on a secret mission of her own.
    • Exterior Day: Woods near Maz Kanata’s pub: BB-8 finds Rey but suddenly the villains are overhead.
    • “Uber” is in communication with Kylo Ren and the “The General.” “Uber” orders “The Catapult” weapon to be used against Han Solo, Rose, and the rest of the heroes.
    • Uber tells Kylo “don’t get sentimental.” This is allegedly due to Kylo’s reluctance to fire the superweapon at the Castle and Pub.
    • The weapon is fired, killing Kor Sella, taking out a “castle,” “the tunnel of love,” and the pub.
    • Interior Day Maz Kanata’s Pub: In the corridors underneath the pub they notice Rey and BB-8 are missing as massive shaking begins.
    • EXTERIOR DAY Maz Kanata’s PUB Finn wants to go after Rey. Han upset. Maz Kanata explains why.
    • Exterior Maz Kanata’s Pub Plate Shot: From Rey’s point of view we see the destruction of the Castle.
    • Exterior Day Maz Kanata’s Pub: From Rey’s Point of view we see Maz Kanata’s pub is chaotic.
    • Exterior Day Woods Near Maz Kanata’s Pub: From Rey’s perspective we see Maz Kanata’s Pub ruined.
    • Rey is spotted by First Order forces very quickly. Kylo Ren and his troops (who are on their way to survey the damage from the weapon) pursue Rey and capture her.
    • Finn witnesses the capture from afar but can’t save her.
    • BB-8 hides and evades capture too and the heroes meet up with Leia, the droids, and head for the Resistance base without Rey.
    • Leia’s emissary is at Maz Kanata’s Pub when the First Order’s new “Catapult” weapon levels the pub and the castle next to it.
    • The emissary is killed by this.
    • INTERIOR DAY RESISTANCE BASE – MAP ROOM Leia and staff react to Tunnel of Love unhappy ending
    • The Resistance witnesses Kor Sella’s death and springs into action. This is where we believe we will see Admiral Ackbar, very old, in a new, slightly green outfit. He is part of Leia’s “staff.”
    • Kylo Ren arrives with Stormtroopers in tow.
    • Note: This pertains to: “Interior Day: Maz Kanata’s Pub hallways beneath the pub, Maz Kanata “uses her special skills” to defeat Stormtroopers.
    • A fight seems to break out between First Order and Resistance forces in the wooded area outside the Castle and Pub.
    • A “black TIE” arrives and seems to “make all the difference” in driving away the First Order troops (this may or may not be flown by Poe Dameron, and may end up being a black X-wing).
    • The death of Leia’s emissary’s compels Leia (with See-Threepio in tow) to arrive at Maz Kanata’s planet.
    • Han Solo and Leia meet for the first time in the film. It is described as “awkward.”
    The Resistance Base Planet: Preparing for Final Conflict
    • Leia appears to be a prominent leader of the Resistance (described as “Queen” on the main cast list).
    • Finn and Poe meet again
    • Leia wants to know what Finn knows (presumably about the First Order’s secret weapon).
    • In the Map Room of the Resistance Base, Leia has a secret “up her sleeve,” involving her own weapon called “The Sledgehammer” by the production.
    • Without storyboards, “The Sledgehammer” is difficult to understand but appears to be a kamikaze-like craft capable of taking down Star Destroyer sized spacecrafts.
    • Leia is proud of this weapon.
    • Maz Kanata hands the blue lightsaber (clearly the saber Luke lost in Bespin) to Leia
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    • Maz Kanata tells Leia she thinks the sword found inside BB-8 should be with Finn
    • Leia and Han still argue.
    • The last thing Han says to Leia before he leaves for the final mission is “I’ll hurry back.”
    • EXTERIOR DAY RESISTANCE BASE BAY (MILLENNIUM FALCON) Leia gives Finn the lightsaber. Han promises to hurry back to Leia.
    • EXTERIOR DAY RESISTANCE BASE BAY (MILLENNIUM FALCON) wide shot as Millennium Falcon takes off on the mission.
    The Snow Planet (Land): Rey’s Imprisonment and Escape
    • Rey is taken to the First Order Castle on the snow planet and imprisoned.
    • Rey is escorted to her interrogation by Captain Phasma.
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    • We have reason to believe Kylo might not be in his armor for this sequence (For some scenes, Kylo doesn’t wear his armor but instead wears the same black uniform “The General” wears with his hair slicked back, a little long, just above the shoulders).
    • Kylo uses his “powers” during his interrogation of Rey.
    • Rey reverses this “probe” from Kylo as she’s mentally stronger than him or just more powerful in the Force.
    • Rey tells Kylo: “You’ll never be as powerful as Darth Vader.”
    • Rey apparently has learned something about Kylo instead of Kylo learning something about her during this metaphysical connection they have formed. But it isn’t a total win for Rey as Kylo does figure out he doesn’t need the lightsaber to carry out his goals and there is another way.
    • Kylo then leaves to report to “Uber” about Rey and BB-8.
    • INTERIOR DAY FIRST ORDER CASTLE – DUNGEON Kylo Ren Tries to learn all he can from Rey. She turns the tables.
    • INTERIOR DAY FIRST ORDER CASTLE – CORRIDOR #1 Kylo Ren pauses outside the dungeon, flustered.
    • INTERIOR DAY FIRST ORDER CASTLE – DUNGEON Rey uses some “special skills” to convince Stormtroopers to leave their post.
    • We then see Rey escape via the ventilation system of the First Order Castle.
    The Snow Planet (Land): The Heroes Rescue Rey
    • CG EXTERIOR NIGHT OUTSIDE / MILLENNIUM FALCON Millennium Falcon races fast towards its target.
    • PLATE EXTERIOR DAY RESISTANCE BASE Plate shots/landscapes as required for Millennium Falcon departure.
    • INTERIOR NIGHT MILLENNIUM FALCON – FALCON COCKPIT (GIMBAL) About to arrive, Han reveals his crazy plan to stop.
    • Han, Chewie and Finn arrive at the Snow Planet
    • PLATE EXTERIOR DAY EVIL CASTLE / MILLENNIUM FALCON Plates required for Millennium Falcon’s emergency stop.
    • INTERIOR DAY MILLENNIUM FALCON – FALCON COCKPIT (GIMBAL) Han, Chewie, Finn screaming at sudden arrival.
    • PLATE EXTERIOR DAY FIRST ORDER CASTLE / MILLENNIUM FALCON Plates required for Millennium Falcon crashing through trees.
    • INTERIOR DAY MILLENNIUM FALCON – FALCON COCKPIT (GIMBAL) Han reacts to Millennium Falcon slamming through trees.
    • The Falcon crashes onto the snow planet’s surface near Kylo's ship.
    • PLATE EXTERIOR DAY FIRST ORDER CASTLE / MILLENNIUM FALCON Plates required for Millennium Falcon coming to a standstill.
    • INTERIOR DAY MILLENNIUM FALCON – FALCON COCKPIT (GIMBAL) Standstill. Han shook up. Finn consoles him regarding Kylo Ren.
    • It seems that Finn may rescue Rey at this point, and flee on a speeder bike. They steal a speeder bike and zoom away. They are spotted by a snowtrooper. A chase ensues over the snowy terrain and the heroes, Han and Chewie, “take him out.”
    • Rey is touched the crew came back for her.
    • Kylo and his troops track down the ship and Stormtroopers board it, followed by Kylo. It is empty.
    • Kylo walks into the cockpit of the Falcon and sits in the pilot’s seat and has a moment.
    The Snow Planet (Space, Sky, Land): Resistance-First Order Battle
    • X-wings and TIE Fighters face off in space and in the atmosphere of the Snow Planet, where the First Order superweapon is located. There are lots of shots detailing X-wings in various positions in space and in the sky above the snow planet.
    • Queen Leia uses the Resistance superweapon (the Sledgehammer) to crush through Star Destroyers
    • INT DAY EVIL CASTLE – GREAT HALL The General has final check-in with his boss (Uber).
    • The General orders the firing of “The Array” superweapon on the Resistance, as the First Order Catapult is not yet charged up.
    • The General’s subordinates refuse because the weapon will also destroy their TIE fighters
    • The General appears to fire the superweapon himself
    • In that moment, projectiles are fired and all the ships in space are destroyed. The General is coldhearted. He destroys his own men in their TIE Fighters to take out the Resistance ships.
    • The action in space is put to a stop in one fell swoop. It is just silenced.
    • Queen Leia’s super weapon fails. The Resistance’s “Sledge Hammer” falls into the atmosphere of the planet and it breaks apart.
    • At this moment, Queen Leia feels all is lost and calls for a total retreat of the Resistance forces.
    • Thankfully Poe Dameron and his squadron survive the attack from the array because it seems they were low enough to evade it.
    • Moments later, Poe from the sky discovers Han Solo on the planet’s surface. Han was thought missing even though Leia knew the Falcon survived the crash it experienced.
    • Stormtroopers of the First Order line up as an imposing figure (Domhnall Gleeson’s “General” accompanied by Captain Phasma?) looks on (not clear this happens here).
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    The Snow Planet (Land): The Evil Castle Sequence
    • Han and Chewie go their way
    • Han, Chewie, Finn and Rey end up at the Evil Castle
    • While the Resistance look like they’re in a bad situation, you should never fear. Han has a plan
    • Han Solo encourages Finn (described as a pep talk) to take the lightsaber and use it to destroy a generator of some kind (likely a shield) for the First Order superweapon (the Catapult)
    • Finn runs off to do so
    • Han and the gang place charges around the Evil Castle
    • Han Solo is hiding.
    • He decides to reveal himself to Kylo Ren.
    • Finn, Rey, Chewbacca stop in their tracks.
    • They watch as Han Solo confronts Kylo Ren.
    • When Kylo and Han meet, it cuts to Leia who feels “a disturbance in the Force” so to speak.
    • There is no indication Leia is a Jedi or started upon that path with her brother.
    • Kylo Ren silences the conversation with Han Solo forever. (i.e. he seems to kill Han)
    • Chewbacca lets out of a barrage of angry roars and laser blasts.
    The Snow Planet (Sky): Poe Dameron and Squad Attack Land-Based Targets
    • BB-8 assists Poe as they attack land-based targets
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    • INT EVE POE X-WING FIGHTER COCKPIT - Poe calls in enemy gunfire locations.
    • PL EXT DAY EVIL CASTLE – SURROUNDINGS - Plates required for X-Wings heading for the prize, some crash.
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    • EXT NIGHT EVIL CASTLE – PARADE GROUND (SNOW) General watches in horror as the Parade Ground falls away (not clear this happens exactly here)
    • The General appears to die in the exploding Evil Castle (speculation).
    The Snow Planet (Land): Kylo, Finn and Rey Fight
    • Kylo Ren flees the scene.
    • Explosions.
    • Stormtroopers file in and Finn and Rey are forced to flee.
    • More explosions.
    • Chewbacca flees to the Falcon.
    • EXT NIGHT EVIL CASTLE – COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE (SNOW) Kylo Ren moves purposefully towards the forest.
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    • Finn confronts Kylo Ren, and seems to be bested
    • Rey arrives, and it seems that Finn tosses her the lightsaber
    • Rey and Finn confront Kylo Ren together, and it seems Kylo may get the best of them
    • CLIFF EDGE: Finn & Rey’s duel with Kylo Ren ends. Ground falls away behind Rey. Rey and Finn on precipice. Kylo Ren exits. Chewbacca arrives on the repaired Millennium Falcon and saves Rey and Finn from falling to their doom.
    The Resistance Base Planet (incl. Medical Bay): Celebration, Mourning and Goodbyes
    • The kids return back to the base as heroes
    • Leia tells Poe Dameron his squadron is all that survived (not clear that this happens here). He reluctantly obeys her orders.
    • We follow our main hero, Rey as she says goodbye to the important players in the film, Leia, Poe, and so on.
    • Rey makes a special stop to say goodbye to Finn in the medical bay.
    • Meanwhile BB-8, Artoo-Detoo, and See-Threepio decode a puzzle, seemingly revealing Luke’s location
    • Leia is elated when it appears Luke has been found.
    • Leia and Rey have a special goodbye in which she bids Rey “a fond farewell.”
    • Rey, Chewbacca, and BB-8 then get into the Falcon and take off.
    • Chewbacca playfully messes up Rey’s hair in an endearing gesture.
    • They fly away to find Luke.
    Island Planet: The Closing Sequence
    • Rey, Chewbacca and BB-8 land on the planet
    • Rey walks up the stone steps. She comes up to a figure and puts the lightsaber (which seemingly “belongs to him”) in his hand.
    • It’s Luke Skywalker.
    • The End.
  21. DarthLightlyBruise Jedi Grand Master

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    A Clean Synopsis of the Force Awakens Based on Credible Rumors and Official InformationAll rumors below sourced from @MakingStarWars For the purposes of readability, the synopsis includes some of my own interpretations of scenes. This interpretation is based on the information in the more detailed chronology above.

    A lightsaber tumbles out of space and onto a savannah/ desert planet (named Jakku). It is retrieved by a mysterious hand. The saber finds its way to a village elder (Max Von Sydow). The elder contacts the Resistance (the good guys). An X-wing pilot, Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) arrives with his droid, BB-8, to collect the lightsaber from the elder. The exchange happens in his hut. Suddenly, the sound of ships are heard in the night. The First Order (the bad guys) are onto them! Poe Dameron places the lightsaber inside his droid, BB-8, and orders him to flee. Run away!

    The perspective now shifts to a stormtrooper on a transport ship, headed for the savannah planet at night (Finn, played by John Boyega). He is shorter than the others. They land, the hatch opens, and they immediately start taking fire from the villagers. The stormtroopers proceed to burn the village to the ground. They also torch Poe Dameron’s X-Wing. They are seemingly ordered to round up the remaining villagers, and possibly massacre them. The short stormtrooper Finn lets some villagers go, out of what seems to be compassion. Finn’s friend is killed in the assault, and he leaves a bloody handprint on Finn’s helmet.

    A huge shuttle lands, and out of it emerges a Sith Lord in dark robes, a dark helmet, wielding a red, cross-guarded lightsaber (Kylo Ren, played by Adam Driver). Kylo Ren proceeds to make mincemeat of some attackers. He confronts the village elder about the lightsaber, and is unsatisfied with the conversation. He kills the elder.

    Poe Dameron, the X-Wing pilot, is captured by Kylo Ren. He is taken aboard a transport, and flown back to a First Order Star Destroyer. Finn, the short stormtrooper, also flies back to the Star Destroyer. But he feels ill. He takes off his helmet, and vomits. He is told that a superior wishes to see him, and is displeased with his conduct in the village. This likely means death, or worse, for Finn.

    The perspective now shifts to a young woman on the desert/ savannah planet of Jakku (Rey/ Kira, played by Daisy Ridley). She takes her speeder across the desert, and approaches a great ruin in the desert. A crashed Star Destroyer, from the battle of Jakku thirty years earlier. She enters the Destroyer, and proceeds to explore it, expertly hopping over huge chasms – some of which house the remains of old TIE fighters. She is a scavenger, on a planet that was once uninhabited, but now runs on scavenging the wreckage of war. She also seems to be something of a skilled gymnast. She scavenges a bit, and then returns home. In a rather evocative shot, she flies her speeder into the sunset.

    We now cut back to the Star Destroyer. The villain Kylo Ren tortures Poe Dameron, the X-Wing pilot, and he is confident he will get the information he needs. He emerges from the interrogation knowing that the lightsaber is now carried by a droid, BB-8. Kylo Ren delivers this information to his superior, The General (played by Domhnall Gleeson).

    Finn, likely fearing death (or worse), decides to flee. But he can’t fly. He needs a pilot. He sees Poe Dameron being escorted to the brig, and decides to act. He breaks Poe free. They steal a TIE fighter from the hangar bay. Stormtroopers try to stop them. The TIE lifts away, firing at troopers as it makes its way out and into space. TIE fighters follow them. They are shot down on the planet Jakku. But before they crash, Finn manages to eject himself from craft. He wakes up in the sand. He looks around in a panic, and sees the crashed TIE fighter not so far away. He tries to get into it, but can’t. Finn sheds his stormtrooper armor, and puts on a jacket, that seemingly belongs to Poe Dameron. It’s not clear what happened to Poe, however. Finn, disguised as a Resistance pilot, heads for the nearest settlement. Kylo Ren and the General watch Finn’s hologram aboard the Star Destroyer. They suggest to the other person present, the Chrome Stormtrooper named Captain Phasma (played by Gwendoline Christie) that she focus on hunting down the droid, and retrieving the lightsaber. Forget Finn, who is useless anyway.

    The perspective shifts back to the female scavenger, Rey/Kira. She eats alone, in a rough home made from the remains of an old AT-AT walker. She hears a commotion outside, and finds the droid, BB-8, in some trouble. She helps the droid. After doing so, she decides to sell it at the salvage station. After some haggling, she is not able to part with it, and so she decides to keep it. Later in a cantina, she is confronted by ruffians or bullies. Finn enters the cantina. He appears to help Rey/Kira, though she does not trust him at first. They emerge from the cantina, with BB-8 in tow, seemingly pursued by the ruffians. TIE fighters scream overhead, and begin firing laser blasts at them. They frantically look for a ship, and ultimately choose one that’s sitting there with its door open. It’s the Millennium Falcon.
    Finn and Rey/Kira board the Falcon, and somehow get it off the ground. They fly, with TIEs in pursuit. Rey/Kira shouts at Finn to fire at them. Rey flies the Falcon back towards the crashed Star Destroyer. In order to throw the TIEs off her back, she flies INTO the Destroyer from its rear rocket boosters. She and the TIEs slalom through the crashed Destroyer, and she loses them. The Millennium Falcon jets off into space, and loses its pursuers (likely by jumping to hyperspace).

    We now cut to Kylo Ren, alone in a padded room on the Star Destroyer. He may have gotten the news of the failed retrieval of the lightsaber. In his padded room, he speaks to the burned and twisted helmet of Darth Vader.

    We return to Finn and Rey on the Millennium Falcon, which is swallowed up by a Giant Freighter in space. The ship lands in a cavernous hangar bay. They open the door, and there at the bottom of the ramp is Han Solo and Chewbacca! Han orders the kids off his ship, though it seems they refuse. Han and Chewie enter the ship. They see something on a hologram. A gang is outside the ship! Han asks the kids to hide in the storage bay. The gang confronts Han and Chewie, and they seem to be in trouble. Finn seemingly tries to help by releasing the ship’s cargo (which appears to be alive). This provides a distraction. A fight ensues. Rey almost single-handedly takes on the gang. Han fires back, and Chewie is wounded. Finn helps Chewie, and wins some respect from Han. Finally, they get back into the Falcon under fire, and jet out of the Freighter.

    Han asks Finn and Rey what they are up to. At some point, BB-8 reveals what he is carrying. Han Solo recognizes the blue lightsaber as belonging to Luke Skywalker (it’s the one he lost on Bespin)! He suggests they go to see Maz Kanata, a pirate, at a secret location on Yavin IV, a jungle planet that also houses the main Resistance base. She’ll know what to do. They fly there, and Rey is awed by the lush jungle, after so many years on a barren planet. They arrive at Maz Kanata’s castle. It is a pirate hideout/ hangout. A range of strange and unsavory characters, alien and human, lounge about inside. They ask for Maz Kanata, and are taken into a catacomb below the castle. There they meet the diminutive and wise pirate alien, Maz Kanata (played as a mo-cap character by Lupita N’yongo).

    They show her the lightsaber. Maz Kanata offers to show them a vision. She seemingly has force powers of some kind, and may have once been a Jedi (or a Jedi apprentice). They all hold hands, and a vision washes over them.

    VISION: There is what looks to be a Jedi Academy, and dead bodies are on the ground. Luke Skywalker shows up, too late. R2D2 is saddened by his master’s departure. Cut to the hand that takes the lightsaber at the start of the film. It is now revealed to be the hand of “Naka.” Naka accidentally starts a grass fire after igniting the saber. A local trader makes a sale to a wealthy man. Cut to a fierce battle! The lightsaber is being used by the CLAN against THE SEVEN. The last man is down and Kylo Ren approaches Rey. THE SEVEN are looting and we see Maz Kanata in the foreground taking an object. END OF VISION.

    Maz Kanata says something pretty heavy to Han, Rey and Finn. It is possible, though unconfirmed, that Rey may learn that she is the lost daughter of Han Solo. Maz Kanata presents the blue lightsaber to them again. Rey is revolted by it while Finn is attracted to it. Maz Kanata now knows why the saber came to her. Rey doesn’t like this, and flees the Castle. She runs into the woods.
    We then cut to what seems to be a spy in the Castle. This is an emissary sent by Queen Leia, the Resistance leader. It appears she is on some secret mission.

    We then cut to BB-8, who finds Rey. But suddenly, the First Order villains are overhead! The perspective shifts to the villain, Kylo Ren. But this time, he is in communication with a mysterious superior codenamed “Uber” (played as a mo-cap character by Andy Serkis). Uber orders that a superweapon, codenamed “The Catapult” be used against the Castle. Uber suggests to Kylo Ren that he “not get sentimental,” as Kylo hesitates to fire. This suggests that Kylo Ren may have some relationship with Han Solo, Rey, or both. Perhaps Kylo Ren is Han Solo’s lost son, and Rey is his sister...

    Kylo Ren orders the castle destroyed, but the heroes, including Maz Kanata, get out in time. The Castle blows up, and Leia’s emissary is killed. Enemy fighters are flying overhead and landing. Captain Phasma, on Kylo Ren’s orders, seizes Rey and takes her captive. She is escorted away to the main First Order base on a snowy, forest-y planet.

    Resistance fighters then arrive. One of them is Poe Dameron, the X-Wing pilot from the start of the film. He is now flying either a black, commandeered TIE, or a black X-wing. He and his squad make all the difference in driving the First Order villains away. A shuttle lands, and it is Queen Leia with C3PO in tow. She meets with Han, and the meeting is awkward. It seems they haven’t seen each other in a long while.

    Han, Chewie, Finn, Poe and BB-8 go with Leia to the Resistance Base, which seems to be on the other side of the jungle planet of Yavin IV. There, Leia plies Finn for information about the First Order – likely probing for weaknesses, etc. She may learn something very valuable from Finn, which puts Resistance plans into motion to assault their base planet, and the superweapon they have housed there (“The Catapult”). Leia expresses pride in a new Resistance superweapon, codenamed “The Sledgehammer.” She seems to be quite militant. Leia also meets with Maz Kanata and receives Luke’s blue lightsaber. She suggests that for the time being, the lightsaber go to Finn, but that it should eventually go to Rey. Han meets with Leia, and they seem to have an intimate scene. Before leaving, presumably to go after Rey, Han tells Leia that he will “hurry back.”

    We cut to Rey, who is being interrogated by Kylo Ren in a First Order Castle/Fortress. Kylo uses his force powers during the interrogation. Rey seems to reverse the probe, and learn something about Kylo. This seems to infuriate Kylo, and he leaves. But not before he realizes that he no longer needs the lightsaber to fulfil his purpose, which remains mysterious, but may have something to do with finding Luke Skywalker. Kylo Ren reports to Uber with his information. Rey then somehow uses her force powers, likely mind tricks, to distract the snowtroopers guarding her cell. She escapes through a ventilation shaft, and emerges out in the open.

    Han, Chewie, Finn, Poe and BB-8 leave for the snowy, foresty First Order planet on the Falcon, while Leia and Poe prepare to assault the planet from space. Han crashes the Falcon on the planet, for some reason (possibly because he sees Rey, who has just escaped). Finn picks up Rey with a speeder bike, and they flee the pursuing snowtroopers. Han and company shoot one down. Rey is touched that they came to rescue her. Rey may have retrieved vital information from Kylo, which she may share with Han and company at this point. The company then heads back to the First Order Castle, as Han has a plan. They will destroy the Catapult superweapon (or the shield that protects it), which is controlled from within the Castle.

    We then cut to Kylo Ren, who walks into the cockpit of the crashed Falcon. He sits in the pilot’s seat and has a moment. Is this his father’s ship? Does he remember it?

    We then cut to the great, climatic space battle. The Resistance assault on the First Order planet. X-wings and TIE Fighters face off in space and in the atmosphere of the snowy planet, where the First Order superweapon is located. Queen Leia uses a Resistance superweapon (the Sledgehammer) to crush through Star Destroyers. Down on the planet, “the General” of the First Order orders the firing of “The Array,” a defensive superweapon that will take out all fighters in space around the planet. The General’s subordinates refuse because the weapon will also destroy their TIE fighters. And so the General fires the superweapon himself. In that moment, projectiles are fired and all the ships in space are destroyed. The General is coldhearted. He destroys his own men in their TIE Fighters to take out the Resistance ships.

    Queen Leia’s super weapon fails as a result. The Resistance’s “Sledge Hammer” falls into the atmosphere of the planet and it breaks apart. At this moment, Queen Leia feels all is lost and calls for a total retreat of the Resistance forces.

    Thankfully Poe Dameron, BB-8 and his squadron survive the attack from the defensive Array weapon because it seems they were low enough in the planet’s atmosphere to evade it. Moments later, Poe from the sky discovers Han Solo on the planet’s surface. Han was thought missing.

    Han, Finn, Rey and Chewie enter the First Order Castle. Han Solo encourages Finn to take the lightsaber and use it to destroy a generator of some kind (likely a shield) for the First Order superweapon (the Catapult). Finn runs off to do so. Han and the gang place charges around the Evil Castle. At some point, Kylo Ren arrives. The gang is on the ramparts of the Castle, and are in serious danger. Han Solo decides to reveal himself to Kylo Ren, as a means of protecting the others. Finn, Rey and Chewbacca stop in their tracks. They watch as Han Solo confronts Kylo Ren, who is most likely his son. When Kylo and Han meet, it cuts to Leia who feels “a disturbance in the Force” so to speak. Suddenly, Kylo Ren silences the conversation with Han Solo forever. He kills Han. Leia senses his death through the force. Chewbacca lets out a barrage of angry roars and laser blasts. At that point, things start to collapse and explode around them, presumably as the charges set earlier do their job. There is an explosion, and the rest of the gang is forced to flee, leaving Han’s body behind.

    It seems that the explosions take out whatever shield may have been protecting the superweapon. This allows Poe Dameron, BB-8 and their X-Wing squadron to swoop in and destroy the superweapon. The General watches in horror as it all collapses. He checks in one last time with Uber.
    Kylo Ren flees into the forest. It is night-time, and snowing. Finn and Rey follow him, while Chewbacca runs back to the Falcon. Finn confronts Kylo Ren, and seems to be bested. Rey arrives, and it seems that Finn tosses her the blue lightsaber, which she has been reluctant to accept up until this point. Rey and Finn confront Kylo Ren together, and it seems Kylo may get the best of them. But on a cliff edge, the ground falls away behind Rey. Rey and Finn find themselves hanging from a precipice. Kylo Ren exits the scene. Chewbacca arrives on the Millennium Falcon, and saves Rey and Finn from falling to their doom.

    The First Order has been defeated, but Kylo Ren and Uber retreat to lick their wounds, and plot their next move.
    Finn, Rey, Chewie, Poe and BB-8 all return back to the Resistance base on Yavin IV as heroes. Though Han’s loss makes it bittersweet. Leia tells Poe Dameron his squadron is all that survived the assault. We follow our main hero, Rey, as she says goodbye to the important players. Rey makes a special stop to say goodbye to Finn in the medical bay. Meanwhile BB-8, Artoo-Detoo, and See-Threepio decode a puzzle of some kind, seemingly revealing Luke Skywalker’s location – a watery planet of rocky islands (shot on the Irish island of Skellig Michael). Leia is elated. Leia and Rey have a special goodbye in which she bids Rey “a fond farewell.” Rey, Chewbacca, and BB-8 then get into the Falcon and take off. Chewbacca playfully messes up Rey’s hair in an endearing gesture. They fly away to find Luke.

    Rey, Chewbacca and BB-8 land on the rocky island planet. Rey walks up a set of old stone steps carved into the mountain. She comes up to a figure in a stone hut, and puts the lightsaber in his hand.

    It’s Luke Skywalker.

    Roll credits.
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  22. DarthLightlyBruise Jedi Grand Master

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    Here's an updated "Clean Synopsis" with a bit more color added, and some inconsistencies ironed out.

    A Clean Synopsis of the Force Awakens Based on Credible Rumors and Official Information
    All rumors sourced from @MakingStarWars

    For the purposes of readability, the synopsis includes some of my own interpretations of scenes.


    A lightsaber tumbles out of space. It enters the atmosphere of a desert planet, and plunges to the ground. This is the planet of Jakku. The lightsaber is retrieved by a mysterious hand. It finds its way to a village elder, codenamed the Vicar, played by Max Von Sydow. The Vicar contacts the Resistance - the good guys. An X-wing pilot, Poe Dameron – played by Oscar Isaac - arrives with his droid, BB-8, to collect the lightsaber from the Vicar. The exchange happens in his hut. Suddenly, the sound of ships are heard in the night. The First Order - the bad guys - are onto them! Poe Dameron places the lightsaber inside his droid, BB-8, and orders him to flee. Run BB-8! Run!

    The perspective now shifts to a stormtrooper on a transport ship, headed for the planet Jakku at night. This stormtrooper is Finn, played by John Boyega. He is shorter than the others. They land, the hatch opens, and they immediately start taking fire from the villagers. The stormtroopers proceed to burn the village to the ground. They also torch Poe Dameron’s X-Wing. They are ordered to round up the remaining villagers, and massacre them. The short stormtrooper Finn lets some villagers go, out of compassion. Finn’s stormtrooper friend is killed in the assault, and he leaves a bloody handprint on Finn’s helmet.

    A huge shuttle lands, and out of it emerges a Sith Lord in dark, hooded robes and a helmet, wielding a red, cross-guarded lightsaber. This is Kylo Ren, played by Adam Driver. Kylo Ren proceeds to make mincemeat of some of the villagers who dare attack him. He confronts the Vicar about the lightsaber. “WHAT have you DONE with that lightsaber?” Kylo Ren is unsatisfied with the conversation. He kills the Vicar in cold blood.

    Poe Dameron, the X-Wing pilot who is not without an X-Wing, is captured by Kylo Ren’s men. He is taken aboard a transport, and flown back to a First Order Star Destroyer. Finn, the short stormtrooper, also flies back to the Star Destroyer. But he is disturbed by his experience on the ground. Upon arrival, he feels ill. He takes off his helmet, and vomits. A superior arrives and tells him that another superior wishes to see him. They are displeased with his conduct in the village. His sentimental weakness. This likely means death, or worse, for Finn.

    The perspective now shifts to a young woman on the desert planet of Jakku. This is Rey, who may also be called Kira, played by Daisy Ridley. She flies her speeder across the desert, and approaches a great ruin in the desert. A crashed Star Destroyer from a titanic battle between the Empire and the Rebellion, thirty years earlier. Rey enters the Destroyer, and proceeds to explore it, expertly hopping over huge chasms – some of which house the remains of old TIE fighters. She is a scavenger, on a planet that was once uninhabited, but is now populated by opportunists scavenging the wreckage of war. She also seems to be something of a skilled gymnast, as she hops from precipice to precipice in the Star Destroyer’s great husk. She scavenges a bit, and then decides to returns home. In a rather evocative shot, she flies her speeder into a ONE SUN sunset.

    We now cut back to the First Order Star Destroyer, hovering above the planet. The villain Kylo Ren is torturing Poe Dameron, the X-Wing pilot. He is confident he will get the information he needs. He emerges from the interrogation knowing that the lightsaber is now carried by a droid, BB-8. Kylo Ren delivers this information to his superior, codenamed “The General,” who is played by Domhnall Gleeson.
    The stormtrooper Finn, likely fearing death (or worse), decides to flee. But he can’t fly. He needs a pilot. He sees Poe Dameron being escorted to the brig, and decides to act. He breaks Poe free. They steal a TIE fighter from the hangar bay, and stormtroopers try to stop them. The TIE lifts away from its moorings, firing at troopers as it makes its way out and into space. TIE fighters follow, screaming behind them. After a short chase, Finn and Poe are shot down. Poe is unconscious at the controls. But before they crash, Finn manages to eject himself from craft. He wakes up in the sand, back on Jakku. He looks around in a panic, and sees the crashed TIE fighter not so far away. He tries to get into it, but can’t. Finn sheds his stormtrooper armor, and puts on a jacket, that seemingly belongs to Poe Dameron. It’s not clear what happened to Poe. Finn, now disguised as a Resistance pilot, heads away from the wreckage. A speeder zooms by him, blasting sand into his face. Finn follows it, in the hope that it will lead him to the nearest settlement on this barren planet.

    Kylo Ren and the General watch Finn’s hologram aboard the Star Destroyer. The General suggests to a Chrome Stormtrooper named Captain Phasma, played by Gwendoline Christie, that she focus on hunting down the droid, and retrieving the lightsaber. Forget Finn, who is useless anyway. The lightsaber is the important objective. “Tear this planet apart until you’ve found that lightsaber!”

    The perspective shifts again to the female scavenger, Rey. She eats alone, in a rough, makeshift dwelling in the belly of an old AT-AT walker. Living among the bones of the old Empire. She hears a commotion outside, and finds that a droid is in some trouble. She helps the droid, who turns out to be BB-8. After doing so, she decides to sell BB-8 at the nearest salvage station, along with the rest of her loot. After some haggling, she is not able to part with the droid. She decides to keep it.

    Later in a cantina, Rey is confronted by ruffians. Finn, emerging from his trek through the desert, enters the cantina and orders a drink. He sees that Rey is trouble. Being the compassionate type (or the type that finds Rey attractive) he intervenes to help Rey. She doesn’t need his help, of course, and doesn’t trust Finn’s intentions. She also doesn’t believe that he is a Resistance pilot. Rey and Finn emerge from the cantina, with BB-8 in tow. They are pursued by ruffians again, who are perhaps fulfilling a bounty for the First Order. TIE fighters scream overhead, and begin firing laser blasts at them. They frantically look for a ship, and ultimately choose one that’s sitting there with its door open. It’s the Millennium Falcon.

    Finn and Rey board the Falcon, and get it off the ground. Rey flies expertly, while Finn settles in at the guns. A few TIEs are in pursuit. Rey shouts at Finn to fire back at them! Rey flies the Falcon back towards the crashed Star Destroyer. In order to throw the TIEs off her back, she flies INTO the Destroyer from its rear rocket boosters. Into the belly of a beast. She and the TIEs slalom through the crashed Destroyer. But Rey knows these ruins, and she leaves the TIEs behind. The Millennium Falcon jets off into space, and loses its pursuers, probably by jumping to hyperspace.

    We now cut to Kylo Ren, alone in a padded room aboard the Star Destroyer. He has received the news of the failed retrieval of the lightsaber. He speaks to himself. Rather, he speaks to the burned and twisted husk of a helmet. The helmet of Darth Vader.

    We return to Rey and Finn on the Millennium Falcon. Either via tractor beam or their own choice, they are swallowed up by a Giant Freighter in space. Into the belly of another beast. The ship lands in a cavernous hangar bay. They open the door, and there at the bottom of the ramp is Han Solo and Chewbacca! Han orders the kids off his ship. They refuse. Han and Chewie enter the ship, and confront Finn and Rey. BB-8 hides in the back. Suddenly, an alert pops up in hologram form. A gang of ruffians approach the Falcon! Han asks the kids to hide in the storage bay. The gang confronts Han and Chewie, and they seem to be in trouble. Finn tries to help by releasing the ship’s cargo (which appears to be alive). This provides a distraction. A fight ensues. Rey almost single-handedly takes on the gang. Han fires back, and Chewie is wounded. Finn helps Chewie, and wins some respect from Han in the process. They rush back into the Falcon. Han gets behind the controls, with Rey in the autopilot seat. Chewie recovers in the back. They jet out of the Freighter.

    Han asks Rey and Finn what the devil they are up to. BB-8 determines that the time is right, and reveals what he is carrying. A lightsaber. Han Solo recognizes it as belonging to Luke Skywalker! It’s the one Luke lost on Bespin, in his battle against his father. Han suggests they go to see Maz Kanata. “Who’s that?” She’s a pirate. At a secret location on Yavin IV, a jungle planet that was once the home of the Rebel Alliance, and is now the main headquarters of the Resistance. She’ll know what to do. They fly there, and Rey is awed by the lush jungle, after so many years on a barren planet. They arrive at Maz Kanata’s castle. It is a pirate hideout. A range of strange and unsavory characters, alien and human, lounge about inside. Han asks for Maz Kanata. An alien escorts them into a catacomb below the pirate castle. There they meet the diminutive and wise pirate alien, Maz Kanata, played as a mo-cap character by Lupita Nyong’o.

    They show her the lightsaber, and Maz Kanata recognizes it immediately. She offers to show them a vision. Maz seemingly has force powers of some kind, and may have once been a Jedi (or a Jedi apprentice). They all hold hands, and a vision washes over them.

    VISION: There is what looks to be a Jedi Academy, and the dead bodies of padawan are on the ground. Luke Skywalker shows up, too late. He sits by a funeral pyre with R2-D2. The droid is saddened by his master’s departure. Cut to the hand that takes the lightsaber at the start of the film. It is now revealed to be the hand of “Naka.” Naka accidentally starts a grass fire after igniting the saber. Cut to a local trader making a sale to a wealthy man. Cut to a fierce battle! The lightsaber is being used by the CLAN against THE SEVEN. The last man is down and Kylo Ren approaches Rey. THE SEVEN are looting and we see Maz Kanata in the foreground taking an object. END OF VISION.

    Then, Maz Kanata says something very heavy to Han, Rey and Finn. It is possible, though unconfirmed, that Rey may learn that she is the lost daughter of Han Solo. Maz Kanata presents the blue lightsaber to them again. Rey is revolted by it, while Finn is attracted to it. He takes it in his hands. Maz Kanata knows why the saber came to her. Rey is deeply troubled, rejecting both the lightsaber and the information Maz has given them. She flees the pirate castle, and runs into the nearby jungle.

    We then cut to what seems to be a spy in the pirate castle. This is an emissary, Kor Sella – played by Maisie Richardson-Sellers - that has been sent by Queen Leia, the leader of the Resistance leader, to track down the lightsaber. The mission is secret, and she is in clandestine garb.

    Cut to BB-8, who finds Rey in the jungle. But suddenly, First Order ships are overhead! They have been tracked.

    The perspective shifts to the villain, Kylo Ren. But this time, he is in communication with a mysterious superior codenamed “Uber” - played as a mo-cap character by Andy Serkis. Uber orders that a superweapon, codenamed “The Catapult” be used against the castle. Uber suggests to Kylo Ren that he “not get sentimental,” as Kylo hesitates to fire. This suggests that Kylo Ren may have some relationship with Han Solo, Rey, or both. Perhaps Kylo Ren is Han Solo’s lost son, and Rey is his sister...

    Kylo Ren orders the pirate castle destroyed, but the heroes, including Maz Kanata, get out in time. The pirate castle blows up, and Leia’s emissary Kor Sella is killed. This alerts the Resistance that something is wrong.

    Enemy fighters are flying overhead and landing. Captain Phasma, on Kylo Ren’s orders, seizes Rey and takes her captive. BB-8 flees. Rey is escorted away from the planet on a First Order shuttle.
    Resistance fighters then arrive. One of them is Poe Dameron, the X-Wing pilot from the start of the film. He is now flying either a black, commandeered TIE, or a black X-wing. He and his squad make all the difference in driving the First Order villains away! A shuttle lands, and it is Queen Leia with C-3PO in tow. She meets with Han, and the meeting is awkward. It seems they haven’t seen each other in a long while.

    Han, Chewie, Finn, Poe and BB-8 go with Leia to the Resistance Base, which seems to be on the other side of the jungle planet of Yavin IV. There, Leia plies Finn for information about the First Order – likely probing for weaknesses. She may learn something very valuable from Finn, including the location of their base and superweapon. This puts Resistance plans into motion to assault the First Order planet, and “The Catapult” superweapon they have housed there. Leia expresses pride in a new Resistance superweapon, codenamed “The Sledgehammer.” She seems to be quite militant. Leia also meets with Maz Kanata and receives Luke’s blue lightsaber. She suggests that for the time being, the lightsaber go to Finn, but that it should eventually go to Rey, when she is ready to accept her destiny. Han meets with Leia, and they seem to have an intimate scene. Before leaving, presumably to go after Rey, Han tells Leia that he will “hurry back.”

    We cut to Rey, who is being interrogated by Kylo Ren in a First Order “Evil Castle” on their snowy, forested base planet, which remains unnamed. Kylo uses his force powers during the interrogation. Rey seems to reverse the probe, and learn something about Kylo and/or his plans. This infuriates Kylo, and he leaves the chamber. Was this a sibling duel? But the interrogation was not fruitless for Kylo Ren. He learns that he no longer needs the lightsaber to fulfil his purpose. His purpose remains mysterious, but it may have something to do with finding Luke Skywalker. Kylo Ren reports to Uber with his information. Rey then somehow uses her force powers, likely mind tricks, to distract the snowtroopers guarding her cell. She escapes through a ventilation shaft, and emerges out in the open. It's snowing.

    Han, Chewie, Finn, Poe and BB-8 leave for the snowy, forested First Order planet on the Falcon, while Leia and Poe prepare to assault the planet from space. Han crashes the Falcon on the planet, for an unknown reason - possibly because he sees Rey, who has just escaped – and makes a sharp turn to pick her up. Finn hops onto a speeder bike to retrieve Rey, who is being pursued by snowtroopers. They flee on the bike, and the snowtroopers pursue them. Han or Chewie shoot the snowtroopers down. Rey is moved. Han, Finn and Chewie came to rescue her, and this makes her reconsider her angry feelings at Maz Kanata's castle.

    During her interrogation, Rey may have retrieved vital information from Kylo Ren, which she may share with Han and the gang at this point. Armed with this information, the company then heads to the First Order Castle. Han has a plan! They will destroy “The Catapult” superweapon (or the shield that protects it), which is controlled from within the Castle.

    We then cut to Kylo Ren, who walks into the cockpit of the crashed Falcon. He sits in the pilot’s seat, and has a moment. Is this his father’s ship? Does he remember it? Are those memories fond?

    We then cut to the beginning of a great, climatic space battle above the snowy, forested First Order planet. The Resistance is throwing everything it has at the home base of the enemy. X-wings and TIE Fighters face off in space and in the atmosphere of the planet, where the First Order superweapon is located. Queen Leia uses the Resistance superweapon, “the Sledgehammer,” to crush through Star Destroyers as if they were tinker toys. She wields an awesome power. Down on the planet, the General of the First Order orders the firing of “The Array,” a defensive superweapon that will take out all fighters in space around the planet. The General’s subordinates refuse to carry out his order, because the weapon would also destroy their own fleet. And so, the General fires the superweapon himself. In that moment, projectiles are fired and all the ships in space are destroyed. Every single one. The General is practical and coldhearted. He obliterates his own men in their TIE Fighters to take out the Resistance ships, and secure the safety of their Catapult superweapon.

    Queen Leia’s own superweapon, the Sledgehammer, is destroyed. It falls into the atmosphere of the planet and it breaks apart. At this moment, Queen Leia feels all is lost and calls for a total retreat of Resistance forces. Han Solo and the others are presumed dead.

    Thankfully Poe Dameron, BB-8 and his X-Wing squadron survive the attack from the defensive Array weapon because they were low enough in the planet’s atmosphere to evade it. Moments later, Poe from the sky discovers Han Solo and the gang on the planet’s surface. They’re alive!

    Han, Finn, Rey and Chewie enter the First Order Castle. Han Solo encourages Finn to take the lightsaber and use it to destroy a generator of some kind (likely a shield) for the Catapult superweapon. Finn runs off to do so. Han and the gang place charges around the Castle.

    Kylo Ren arrives. The gang is on the ramparts of the Castle, and they are cornered. There’s no way out. Han Solo decides to personally confront Kylo Ren, as a means of protecting the others. When Kylo and Han meet, we cut to Leia who feels “a disturbance in the Force” so to speak.

    Finn, Rey and Chewbacca stop in their tracks. They watch as Han Solo speaks to Kylo Ren, who is most likely his son. Han may try to reason with him. Talk him off the ledge. Suddenly, Kylo Ren silences the conversation with Han Solo forever. He murders Han, his likely father, in cold blood. Leia senses his death through the force. Chewbacca lets out a barrage of angry roars and laser blasts. At that point, things start to collapse and explode around them, presumably as the charges set earlier do their job. There is an explosion, and the rest of the gang is forced to flee, leaving Han’s body behind.

    It seems that the explosions take out whatever shield may have been protecting the Catapult superweapon. This allows Poe Dameron, BB-8 and their X-Wing squadron to swoop in and destroy the superweapon. The General watches in horror as it all collapses. He checks in one last time with his mysterious superior, Uber.

    Kylo Ren flees into the forest. It is night-time, and snowing. Finn and Rey follow him, while Chewbacca runs back to the Falcon. Finn confronts Kylo Ren, and seems to be bested. He is on the ground, and preparing to die. Rey arrives, and Finn tosses her the blue lightsaber, which she has been reluctant to accept up until this point. Rey and Finn confront Kylo Ren together, and it seems Kylo is about to get the best of them. They are no match for a Sith. But on a cliff edge, the ground falls away behind Rey and Finn. They find themselves hanging from a precipice. Kylo Ren exits the scene. Just as their doom seems imminent, Chewbacca arrives on a repaired Millennium Falcon! He collects Rey and Finn, and jets off into space.

    The First Order has been defeated, but Kylo Ren and Uber retreat to lick their wounds, and plot their next move.

    Finn, Rey, Chewie, Poe and BB-8 all return to the Resistance base on Yavin IV as heroes. The tragic loss of Han Solo makes the celebration bittersweet. Leia tells Poe Dameron his squadron is all that survived the assault. We follow Rey, as she says goodbye to the important players. Rey makes a special stop to say goodbye to Finn in the medical bay. Meanwhile BB-8, R2-D2, and C-3PO decode a puzzle of some kind, seemingly revealing Luke Skywalker’s location – a watery planet of rocky islands. Leia is elated that her long-lost brother is found, and suggests that Rey be the first to meet him. Leia and Rey have a special goodbye in which she bids Rey “a fond farewell.” Rey, Chewbacca, and BB-8 get into the Falcon and take off. Chewbacca playfully messes up Rey’s hair in an endearing gesture. They fly away to find Luke.

    The Falcon lands on a rocky island in the middle of the sea. Rey walks up a set of old stone steps carved into the mountain. She comes up to a hooded figure in a stone hut, and puts the lightsaber in his hand.

    It’s Luke Skywalker.

    The End.
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  23. DarthLightlyBruise Jedi Grand Master

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    Here's the version of the synopsis posted at MSW, with excellent edits from Jason Ward @MakingStarWars.

    http://makingstarwars.net/2015/05/a-compiled-synopsis-of-star-wars-the-force-awakens/

    ETA: Copied below.


    A Compiled Synopsis of Star Wars: The Force Awakens All rumors sourced from @MakingStarWars For the purposes of readability, the synopsis includes some of my own interpretations of scenes.

    A lightsaber tumbles out of space. It enters the atmosphere of a desert planet, and plunges to the ground. This is the planet of Jakku. The lightsaber is retrieved by a mysterious hand. It finds its way to a village elder, codenamed the Vicar, played by Max Von Sydow. The Vicar contacts the Resistance – the good guys. An X-wing pilot, Poe Dameron – played by Oscar Isaac – arrives with his droid, BB-8, to collect the lightsaber from the Vicar. The exchange happens in his hut. Suddenly, the sound of ships are heard in the night. The First Order – the bad guys – are onto them! Poe Dameron places the lightsaber inside his droid, BB-8, and orders him to flee. Run BB-8! Run!

    The perspective now shifts to a stormtrooper on a transport ship, headed for the planet Jakku at night. This stormtrooper is Finn, played by John Boyega. He is shorter than the others. They land, the hatch opens, and they immediately start taking fire from the villagers. The stormtroopers proceed to burn the village to the ground. They also torch Poe Dameron’s X-Wing. They are ordered to round up the remaining villagers, and massacre them. The short stormtrooper Finn lets some villagers go, out of compassion. Finn’s stormtrooper friend is killed in the assault, and he leaves a bloody handprint on Finn’s helmet.

    A huge shuttle lands, and out of it emerges an evil dark lord in hooded robes and a helmet, wielding a red, cross-guarded lightsaber. This is Kylo Ren, played by Adam Driver. Kylo Ren proceeds to make mincemeat of some of the villagers who dare attack him. He confronts the Vicar about the lightsaber. Kylo essentially asks “WHAT have you DONE with that lightsaber?” Kylo Ren is unsatisfied with the conversation. He kills the Vicar in cold blood.

    Poe Dameron, the X-Wing pilot who is now without an X-Wing, is captured by Kylo Ren’s Stormtroopers. He is taken aboard a transport, and flown back to a First Order Star Destroyer. Finn, the short stormtrooper, also flies back to the Star Destroyer. But he is disturbed by his experience on the ground. Upon arrival, he feels ill. He takes off his helmet, and vomits. A superior arrives and tells him that another superior wishes to see him. They are displeased with his conduct in the village. His sentimental weakness. This likely means death, or worse, for Finn.

    The perspective now shifts to a young woman on the desert planet of Jakku. This is Rey, who may also be called Kira, played by Daisy Ridley. She flies her speeder across the desert, and approaches a great ruin in the desert. A crashed Star Destroyer from a titanic battle between the Empire and the Rebellion, thirty years earlier. Rey enters the Destroyer, and proceeds to explore it, expertly hopping over huge chasms – some of which house the remains of old TIE fighters. She is a scavenger, on a planet that was once uninhabited, but is now populated by opportunists scavenging the wreckage of war. She also seems to be something of a skilled gymnast, as she hops from precipice to precipice in the Star Destroyer’s great husk. She scavenges a bit, and then decides to return home. In a rather evocative shot, she flies her speeder into a ONE SUN sunset.

    We now cut back to the First Order Star Destroyer, hovering above the planet. The villain Kylo Ren is torturing Poe Dameron, the X-Wing pilot. He is confident he will get the information he needs. He emerges from the interrogation knowing that the lightsaber is now carried by a droid, BB-8. Kylo Ren delivers this information to his superior, codenamed “The General,” who is played by Domhnall Gleeson.

    The stormtrooper Finn, likely fearing death (or worse), decides to flee. But he can’t fly. He needs a pilot. He sees Poe Dameron being escorted to the brig, and decides to act. He breaks Poe free. They steal a TIE fighter from the hangar bay, and stormtroopers try to stop them. The TIE lifts away from its moorings, firing at troopers as it makes its way out and into space. TIE fighters follow, screaming behind them. After a short chase, Finn and Poe are shot down. Poe is unconscious at the controls. But before they crash, Finn manages to eject himself from craft. He wakes up in the sand, back on Jakku. He looks around in a panic, and sees the crashed TIE fighter not so far away. He tries to get into it, but can’t. Finn sheds his stormtrooper armor, and puts on a jacket, that seemingly belongs to Poe Dameron. It’s not clear what happened to Poe. Finn, now disguised as a Resistance pilot, heads away from the wreckage. A speeder zooms by him, blasting sand into his face. Finn follows it, in the hope that it will lead him to the nearest settlement on this barren planet.

    Kylo Ren and the General watch Finn’s hologram aboard the Star Destroyer. The General suggests to a Chrome Stormtrooper named Captain Phasma, played by Gwendoline Christie, that she focus on hunting down the droid, and retrieving the lightsaber. Forget Finn, who is useless anyway. The lightsaber is the important objective.

    The perspective shifts again to the female scavenger, Rey. She eats alone, in a rough, makeshift dwelling in the belly of an old AT-AT walker. Living among the bones of the old Empire. She hears a commotion outside, and finds that a droid is in some trouble. She helps the droid, who turns out to be BB-8. After doing so, she decides to sell BB-8 at the nearest salvage station, along with the rest of her loot. After some haggling, she is not able to part with the droid. She decides to keep it.

    Later on the street, Rey is confronted by ruffians. Finn, emerging from his trek through the desert, enters the settlement. He quickly sees that Rey is in trouble. Being the compassionate type he intervenes to help her. She doesn’t need his help, of course, and doesn’t trust Finn’s intentions. She also doesn’t believe that he is a Resistance pilot. Rey and Finn make a run for it, with BB-8 in tow. They are pursued by ruffians again, who are perhaps fulfilling a bounty for the First Order. TIE fighters scream overhead, and begin firing laser blasts at them. They frantically look for a ship, and ultimately choose one that’s sitting there with its door open. It’s the Millennium Falcon.

    Finn and Rey board the Falcon, and get it off the ground. Rey flies expertly, while Finn settles in at the guns. A few TIEs are in pursuit. Rey shouts at Finn to fire back at them! Rey flies the Falcon back towards the crashed Star Destroyer. In order to throw the TIEs off her back, she flies INTO the Destroyer from its rear rocket boosters. Into the belly of a beast. She and the TIEs slalom through the crashed Destroyer. But Rey knows these ruins, and she leaves the TIEs behind. The Millennium Falcon jets off into space, and loses its pursuers, probably by jumping to hyperspace.

    We now cut to Kylo Ren, alone in his “padded room” aboard the Star Destroyer. He has received the news of the failed retrieval of the lightsaber. He speaks to himself. Rather, he speaks to the burned and twisted husk of a helmet. The helmet of Darth Vader.

    We return to Rey and Finn on the Millennium Falcon. Either via tractor beam or their own choice, they are swallowed up by a Giant Freighter in space. Into the belly of another beast. The ship lands in a cavernous hangar bay. They open the door, and there at the bottom of the ramp is Han Solo and Chewbacca! Han orders the kids off his ship. They refuse. Han and Chewie enter the ship, and confront Finn and Rey. BB-8 hides in the back. Suddenly, an alert pops up in hologram form. Two competing gangs of ruffians approach the Falcon and they are temporarily united! Han asks the kids to hide in the storage bay. The gangs confront Han and Chewie, and they seem to be in trouble. Rey tries to help by releasing the ship’s cargo (which appears to be livestock, potentially giant space pigs). This provides a distraction. But a released creature grabs Finn and Rey is forced to chase it down and free Finn from the beast’s clutches. A fight ensues between the heroes and the gangs. Rey almost single-handedly takes on the gang using her skills with a staff. Han fires back, but Chewie is wounded in the fight. Finn helps Chewie, and wins some respect from Han Solo in the process. They rush back into the Falcon. Han gets behind the controls, with Rey in the copilot seat. When the Falcon won’t start, Rey manages to tinker with it and fix the ship, earning more respect from Captain Solo for the stowaways. As Chewie recovers in the back, they jet out of the Freighter, crashing into some of the livestock on the way out but still managing to escape.

    Han asks Rey and Finn what the devil they are up to. BB-8 determines that the time is right, and reveals what he is carrying. A lightsaber. Han Solo recognizes it as belonging to Luke Skywalker! It’s the one Luke lost on Bespin, in his battle against his father. Han suggests they go to see “her.” “Who’s that?,” Maz Kanata. She’s a pirate. At a secret location on Yavin IV, a jungle planet that was once the home of the Rebel Alliance, and is now the main headquarters of the Resistance. She’ll know what to do. They fly there, and Rey is awed by the lush jungle, after so many years on a barren planet. They arrive at Maz Kanata’s castle. It is a pirate hideout. A range of strange and unsavory characters, alien and human, lounge about inside. Han asks for Maz Kanata. An alien escorts them into a catacomb below the pirate castle. There they meet the diminutive and wise pirate alien, Maz Kanata, played as a mo-cap character by Lupita Nyong’o.

    They show her the lightsaber, and Maz Kanata recognizes it immediately. She offers to show them a vision. Maz seemingly has force powers of some kind, and may have once been a Jedi (or a Jedi apprentice). They all hold hands, and a vision washes over them.

    VISION: There is what looks to be a Jedi Academy, and the dead bodies of padawan are on the ground. Luke Skywalker shows up, too late. He sits by a funeral pyre with R2-D2. The droid is saddened by his master’s departure. Cut to the hand that takes the lightsaber at the start of the film. It is now revealed to be the hand of “Naka.” Naka accidentally starts a grass fire after igniting the saber. Cut to a local trader making a sale to a wealthy man. Cut to a fierce battle! The lightsaber is being used by the CLAN against THE SEVEN. The last man is down and Kylo Ren approaches Rey. THE SEVEN are looting and we see Maz Kanata in the foreground taking an object. END OF VISION.

    Then, Maz Kanata says something very heavy to Han, Rey and Finn. It is possible, though unconfirmed, that Rey may learn that she is the lost daughter of Han Solo. Maz Kanata presents the blue lightsaber to them again. Rey is revolted by it, while Finn is attracted to it. He takes it in his hands. Maz Kanata knows why the saber came to her. Rey is deeply troubled, rejecting both the lightsaber and the information Maz has given them. She flees the pirate castle, and runs into the nearby jungle.

    We then cut to what seems to be a spy in the pirate castle. This is an emissary, Kor Sella – played by Maisie Richardson-Sellers – that has been sent by Queen Leia, the leader of the Resistance, to track down the lightsaber. The mission is secret, and she is in clandestine garb.

    Cut to BB-8, who finds Rey in the jungle. But suddenly, First Order ships are overhead! They have been tracked.

    The perspective shifts to the villain, Kylo Ren. But this time, he is in communication with a mysterious superior codenamed “Uber” – played as a mo-cap character by Andy Serkis. Uber orders that a superweapon, codenamed “The Catapult” be used against the castle. Uber suggests to Kylo Ren that he “not get sentimental,” as Kylo hesitates to fire. This suggests that Kylo Ren may have some relationship with Han Solo, Rey, or both. Perhaps Kylo Ren is Han Solo’s lost son, and Rey is his sister…

    Kylo Ren orders the pirate castle destroyed, but the heroes, including Maz Kanata, get out in time. The pirate castle blows up, and Leia’s emissary Kor Sella is killed. Leia, Admiral Ackbar, and her staff fear the worst. This alerts the Resistance that something is wrong.
    Enemy fighters are flying overhead and landing. Captain Phasma, on Kylo Ren’s orders, seizes Rey and takes her captive. BB-8 flees. Rey is escorted away from the planet on a First Order shuttle.

    A Resistance fighter arrives, piloted by Poe Dameron, the X-Wing pilot from the start of the film that Finn escaped with. He is now flying either a black, commandeered Special Ops TIE, or a black X-wing. He “make all the difference” in driving the First Order villains away! A shuttle lands, and it is Queen Leia with C-3PO in tow. She meets with Han, and the meeting is awkward. It seems they haven’t seen each other in a long while.

    Han, Chewie, Finn, Poe and BB-8 go with Leia to the Resistance Base, which seems to be on the other side of the jungle planet of Yavin IV. There, Leia plies Finn for information about the First Order – likely probing for weaknesses. She may learn something very valuable from Finn, including the location of the First Order base and superweapon. This puts Resistance plans into motion to assault the First Order planet, and “The Catapult” superweapon they have housed there. Leia expresses pride in a new Resistance superweapon, codenamed “The Sledgehammer.” She seems to be quite militant. Leia also meets with Maz Kanata and receives Luke’s blue lightsaber. Maz suggests that for the time being, the lightsaber go to Finn, and Leia complies. Maz knows if it is in Finn’s hands, it will find its way back to Rey, when she is ready to accept her destiny. Han meets with Leia, and they seem to have an intimate scene. Before leaving, presumably to go after Rey, Han tells Leia that he will “hurry back.”

    We cut to Rey, who is being interrogated by Kylo Ren in a First Order “Evil Castle” on their snowy, forested base planet, with a name still unknown. Kylo uses his force powers during the interrogation. Rey seems to reverse the probe, and learn something about Kylo and/or his plans. Rey informs Kylo he will never be as powerful as Darth Vader. This infuriates Kylo, and he leaves the chamber to report his findings. Was this a sibling duel? But the interrogation was not fruitless for Kylo Ren. He learns that he no longer needs the lightsaber to fulfil his purpose. His purpose remains mysterious, but it may have something to do with finding Luke Skywalker. Kylo Ren reports to Uber with this new information. Rey then somehow uses her Force powers, likely mind tricks, to distract the snowtroopers guarding her cell. She escapes through a ventilation shaft, and emerges out in the open. It’s snowing.

    Han, Chewie, and Finn, leave for the snowy, forested First Order planet on the Falcon, while Leia and Poe (with BB-8) prepare to assault the planet from space. Han crashes the Falcon on the planet by taking the ship into the atmosphere of the snow planet at very high speeds to jump past the First Order defenses. The crew of the Falcon comes out of hyperspace screaming as their ship cuts through trees before setting down. Han Solo hasn’t had a good day, and Finn learned about Kylo Ren’s past from Maz. Finn consoles Han Solo about the past. On their way to the First Order castle, Finn talks about his past to Han Solo and reveals a lot about himself from before he was a Stormtrooper, and why he became one. In the distance they spot a figure and it is Rey. Rey is moved. As an orphan, to have friends come back for her means a lot. This makes her reconsider her angry feelings at Maz Kanata’s castle.

    During her interrogation, Rey may have retrieved vital information from Kylo Ren, which she may share with Han and the gang at this point. Armed with this information, the company then heads to the First Order Castle. Han has a plan! They will destroy “The Catapult” superweapon (or the shield that protects it), which is controlled from within the Castle.

    We then cut to Kylo Ren, who walks into the cockpit of the crashed Falcon. He sits in the pilot’s seat, and has a moment. Is this his father’s ship? Does he remember it? Are those memories fond?

    We then cut to the beginning of a great, climatic space battle above the snowy, forested First Order planet. The Resistance is throwing everything it has at the home base of the enemy. X-wings and TIE Fighters face off in space and in the atmosphere of the planet, where the First Order superweapon is located. Queen Leia uses the Resistance superweapon, “the Sledgehammer,” to crush through Star Destroyers as if they were tinker toys. She wields an awesome power against the First Order! Down on the planet, the General of the First Order orders the firing of “The Array,” a defensive superweapon that will take out all fighters in space around the planet. The General’s subordinates refuse to carry out his order, because the weapon would also destroy their own fleet. And so, the General fires the superweapon himself. In that moment, projectiles are fired and all the ships in space are destroyed. Every single one. The General is practical and coldhearted. He obliterates his own men in their TIE Fighters to take out the Resistance ships, and secure the safety of their Catapult superweapon.
    Queen Leia’s own superweapon, the Sledgehammer, is destroyed. It falls into the atmosphere of the planet and it breaks apart. At this moment, Queen Leia feels all is lost and calls for a total retreat of Resistance forces. Han Solo and the others are presumed dead. Meanwhile on the ground, Han Solo and his crew witness the Sledgehammer’s destruction and know they have to take matters into their own hands.

    Thankfully Poe Dameron, BB-8 and his X-Wing squadron survive the attack from the defensive Array weapon because they were low enough in the planet’s atmosphere to evade it. Moments later, Poe from the sky discovers Han Solo and the gang on the planet’s surface. They’re alive!

    Han, Finn, Rey and Chewie enter the First Order Castle. The security codes have changed. Finn feels defeated. Han Solo encourages Finn to take the lightsaber and use it to destroy a generator of some kind (likely a shield) for the Catapult superweapon. Finn runs off to do so. Han and the gang place charges around the Castle.

    Kylo Ren arrives. The gang is on the ramparts of the Castle, and they are cornered. There’s no way out. Han Solo decides to personally confront Kylo Ren, as a means of protecting the others.
    Finn, Rey and Chewbacca stop in their tracks. They watch as Han Solo speaks to Kylo Ren, who is most likely his son. Han may try to reason with him. Talk him off the ledge. Suddenly, Kylo Ren silences the conversation with Han Solo forever. He murders Han, his likely father, in cold blood. Leia senses his death through the force. Chewbacca lets out a barrage of angry roars and laser blasts. At that point, things start to collapse and explode around them, presumably as the charges set earlier do their job. There is an explosion, and the rest of the gang is forced to flee, leaving Han’s body behind as it is immolated in the blasts.

    It seems that the explosions take out whatever shield may have been protecting the Catapult superweapon. This allows Poe Dameron, BB-8 and their X-Wing squadron to swoop in and destroy the superweapon. The General watches in horror as it all collapses. He checks in one last time with his mysterious superior, Uber to tell him the mission has failed and all is lost.

    Kylo Ren flees into the forest. It is night-time, and snowing. Finn and Rey follow him, while Chewbacca runs back to the Falcon. Finn confronts Kylo Ren and holds his own in a lightsaber fight. However, over time he is bested by Kylo’s experience with a lightsaber. Finn is on the ground, and preparing to die. Rey arrives, and Finn tosses her the Skywalker lightsaber, which she has been reluctant to accept up until this point. To save her friend and avenge Han Solo’s death, she takes the weapon and attacks Kylo. But on a cliff edge, the ground falls away behind Rey and Finn, as all the charges they set on the Castle have made the area unstable. The heroes find themselves hanging from a precipice. Kylo Ren exits the scene. Just as their doom seems imminent, Chewbacca arrives on a repaired Millennium Falcon! He collects Rey and Finn, and jets off into space.

    The First Order has been defeated, but Kylo Ren and Uber retreat to lick their wounds, and plot their next move.

    Finn, Rey, Chewie, Poe and BB-8 all return to the Resistance base on Yavin IV as heroes. The tragic loss of Han Solo makes the celebration bittersweet. Leia tells Poe Dameron his squadron is all that survived the assault. We follow Rey, as she says goodbye to the important players. Rey makes a special stop to say goodbye to Finn in the medical bay. Meanwhile BB-8, R2-D2, and C-3PO decode a puzzle of some kind, seemingly revealing Luke Skywalker’s location – a watery planet of rocky islands. Leia is elated that her long-lost brother is found, and suggests that Rey be the first to meet him. Leia and Rey have a special goodbye in which she bids Rey “a fond farewell.” Rey, Chewbacca, and BB-8 get into the Falcon and take off. Chewbacca playfully messes up Rey’s hair in an endearing gesture. They fly away to find Luke.

    The Falcon lands on a rocky island in the middle of the sea. Rey walks up a set of old stone steps carved into the mountain. She comes up to a hooded figure in a stone hut, and puts the lightsaber in his hand.

    It’s Luke Skywalker.

    The End.






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  24. dlbates Jedi Knight

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    I know there is no discussion, but I just wanted to let you know you are famous now for your synopsis. At least 3 different sites have reported on this thread. Screen Crush called you insane. That's awesome.
  25. DarthLightlyBruise Jedi Grand Master

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