JJ Abrams Reveals Star Wars: Episode VII X-Wing As Possible Plot Spoilers Leak21.07.14 # News # 7 Comments
JJ Abrams isn’t normally one to pull back the curtain early, but he’s just dropped another Star Wars: Episode VII teaser, and this time it’s a first glimpse at the X-Wing.
And yes, that is an X-Wing, despite the fact that many internet commentators were quick to point out that it looks like a Headhunter from the expanded universe. But according to a tweet from the official Star Wars Twitter account, it is in fact an “Episode VII X-Wing”. So there you go – Star Wars has spoken.
The reveal comes in the latest video for Abrams’ Force for Change campaign. It’s great to see Abrams using the film as a channel for supporting the UNICEF charity, and the latest prizes include a trip to the set, and the chance to see the film at a private screening before the rest of the world
The clip itself is short but brilliantly done. It features a walk-on part by another character, and a cameo from an old familiar face at the end. We won’t spoil it – hit the play button and see it for yourself.
Meanwhile some alleged plot details have been leaked online. *SPOILER ALERT: LOOK AWAY NOW IF YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW*
Badass Digest reckons it’s got the inside scoop on the new movie. Allegedly the film will open with Luke Skywalker’s severed hand from The Empire Strikes Back falling through space and landing on a desert planet, where it’s discovered by John Boyega and Daisy Ridley’s characters. The due then meet Han Solo and Chewbacca, who inform them that they haven’t seen Luke in thirty years. Thus begins the hunt for Luke.
There’s also (apparently) some sort of superweapon being built on an ice planet, capable of destroying entire solar systems. Oh, and Han and Chewie aren’t piloting the Millennium Falcon anymore…
Really, some of this sounds kind of odd. Wouldn’t Luke’s hand disintegrate in the planet’s atmosphere? And we already know the Millennium Falcon will feature, so why aren’t Han and Chewie flying it?
But who knows? Stay frosty. And if you want to avoid any more Star Wars spoilers, you should probably just disconnect the internet for the next year and five months.