This post is more of a “hey, did you see this?” type of deal. Slow news day. Want something to read? Here you go.
This is the predicament we often find ourselves in. The validity of rumors. If you aren’t in the mood for potential BS, I suggest you stop reading now. If you are in the mood to ponder the possibility, keep reading. My sense is these rumors don’t hold much weight. I haven’t read the script yet, but how can I say though? There are certain things that make me doubt these rumors. On the other hand, a few things, for the date they were posted are miraculously correct! However, if you throw enough darts, you eventually get a bull’s eye, right?
The first one seems entirely speculative to me. This is about John Boyega. This is from the guy that was correct about the sets at Pinewood:
He’s *probably* Lando’s son. Possibly allegedly.
One thing, though, is the assumption that Boyega is playing a Jedi. This has not been so much as hinted at, and it’s been indicated to me that he isn’t a Jedi at all, but in fact Lando’s son. I imagine he’d make a great rogue, if Han’s kids are Jedi and can’t fulfil that role.
I honestly feel it was only a matter of time before this rumor popped up. The reason I doubt it? We know he’s “Thomas” from the readings. The role was okay with anyone trying out regardless of Ethnic background. Unless Lando Louis CK, I doubt his children could be a European white guy. Seems very unlikely to me. I’ve also heard from too many people that they’ve seen Boyega with a lightsaber. So unless the dude likes to play around with props, I wouldn’t count on him not being one eventually in Star Wars: Episode VII.
Our friend and source for this article is embarrassed we have to link to this forum. The sexism, racism, and blatant tone of the place is certainly not inclusive. However, this is the place where the information lines up with some other stuff that happened that makes sense as time goes on.
This is from March 31st, 2014, the cast would be announced almost a month later. A poster named Mizzlewump wrote:
>Leia is made leader of the Republic after her predecessor’s death
>Han is a retired veteran of the Republic fleet
>Luke hasn’t been seen in nearly 30 years
>the lead character is Han and Leia’s daughter
>the other lead is the child of Lando, and either a male or female depending on who is cast
>the other lead is a Stormtrooper, also either a male or female depending on who is cast
>dialogue for these two characters is very rough in the second draft
>Luke has no known offspring
>The Empire still exists in the form of a number of loyal galaxies and are in a state of cold war with the Republic
>The Empire is simply referred to as the “Empire,” and the Republic is referred to formally only once, as the “Galactic Republic;” no “New” anywhere
>There are no Jedi whatsoever, and people still speak as if they are extinct, with Luke being “the last of his kind”
>The main antagonists are an older student of the Emperor, and his apprentice
>The apprentice takes control of the power dynamic between the two pretty quickly…
>The Republic are excavating ruins on a neutral world for a weapon; the world factors into tense negotiations the Empire have had with the Republic, and is referred to as the “Sith Homeworld”
>Loredump: In the script, the Sith are a couple thousand years old, founded by an ancestor of Palpatine called Ruin; the apprentice in this film also goes by that name
>the ruins within the Sith Homeworld are a control station; the planet itself is the weapon
>Luke saves the day at the end, but in a bad way; he has changed
Little things make me doubt it. If you read the script why not share the names of the main characters? We see the return of Lando as the father of John Boyega (who was yet to be cast at that time). The Stormtrooper stuff lines up a bit. A few things from it remind me of the Star Wars: Reclamation animated series pitch that floated around. A few things sound like Latino Review sourced stuff.
At this point, I’m not buying it. But I’m showing you if you want to see it as opposed to sitting on it. Feel free to dissect this and find the faults in it, if you see any, in the comments.