Justin from Jedi News has heard a rumor that corrects some of our perspective on the story for Star Wars: Episode VII:
According to the email I received, the concept of “Luke is missing/needs to be found” in Episode VII is being approached somewhat from the wrong angle in other rumor reports. The source says the “find Luke” premise is based off the cast of young characters (Ridley, Boyega, others?) trying to deal with a problem they uncover that they feel they can overcome themselves, presumably something relating to the machinations of the Sith and/or Empire. They feel confident in their abilities to attack this challenge head-on and quickly realize they are severely out-matched and way out of their league. So they alter their plans and scramble to enlist the aid of Luke, who is unaware of the situation (and how rapidly it escalates to a problem that requires his immediate attention) at the time of his “searching” by the young cast.
The vast majority of the rumors we’ve heard that seem to have panned out so far interface with this just fine. It honestly explains a lot of things like the young heroes X-wing being on Tatooine. What we initially thought never really made much sense with the X-wing fighter being parked on Tatooine. I have always felt like too much happened in the first act of the film for it all to be a part of the same movie. It has hit a point where I think some of what we are hearing is actually backstory and not seen on screen. That said there are certain aspects I cannot divulge that certainly confirm that some of what we’ve been hearing appears to be legitimate.
The report is still really vague and missing a lot of pieces, but we thank Justin and Jedi News for passing on what they have learned.