'Star Wars Episode VII' Rumours - Will "Jedi-Hunters" Be The Villains?
Rumours regarding the plot of Star Wars are already circulating and websites suggest people working within Pinewood Studios are being kept in the dark. However, some sources have managed to glean some information and have passed on the rumours.
The plot of Star Wars is already being widely discussed despite the producers' attempts to keep the story line under wraps. Rumours are flying amuck about the possible plot and some of them are originating from inside the Pinewood Studio.
The Star Wars Episode VII script is top secret.
The website, makingstarwars.net, has allegedly spoken to people working within the studio and with close proximity to the cast and crew. Although the website emphasises these rumours are merely speculative and that none of the sources have read the script, there appears to be some information creeping through.
So here's what we think we know so far:
The Jedi Hunters
It's impossible to have a Star Wars film without a set of villains intent on destroying the Jedis and the power of the force used for good (it's perfectly acceptable for crushing people's windpipes if you remember). Sources know very little about the upcoming film's villains but a number of people have been spotted wandering around the set wearing black and some wearing helmets. And, of course, bad guys couldn't possibly do evil and wear a nice shade of lilac.
The sources believe the Jedi Hunters travel around the galaxy searching for Jedis. The website isn't sure if this is to kill the Jedis or round them up for some evil plot. The hunters use light sabres and it appears the animosity between the Jedis and the Hunters goes back some time, which will presumably be woven into the plot line.
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Who Will Play The Hunters?
Two sources have claimed one of the Hunters will either be voiced or played by David Oyelowo. The British actor has yet to be confirmed as appearing in Star Wars Episode VII but was rumoured to be in talks for Star Wars: Rebels, a children's television series due to air later this year. Two actors who definitely have parts in the film, Lupita Nyong'o and Adam Driver, are also rumoured to be playing villains.
A New Republic?
Apparently not! The Jedi Hunters worship the Sith and have been attempting to resurrect them since he fell to Luke Skywalker and the Rebels thirty years before. They are apparently the reason why no republic has been found and Skywalker has seemingly been attempting to stave off the Jedi Hunters' attempts to bring back the Sith. The website further suggests that Skywalker and his merry band of force wielding friends may have to resort to the dark side of the force to challenge their new enemies.
It should be duly noted these are all merely rumours and, as the plot is top secret, we may have to wait until the film is released on December 15th 2015.
Adam Driver may be playing a "Jedi Hunter".