Brandon Rhea over at Star Wars Fanpedia has shared a follow up report on yesterday’s story about Oscar Isaac’s opening moments. We heard that Daisy Ridley’s character saves the imprisoned duo, but Star Wars Fanpedia cannot confirm that story element. One of our sources also believes Han Solo is looking for Oscar Isaac’s character after the opening battle, but Rhea believes “Kira” is already in contact with Solo if I’m reading their report correctly. I’ve heard this unfolds via Max von Sydow’s cyborg drunkard character. Star Wars Fanpedia appears to have a lot more information on this particular sequence of events and we’re jazzed they’re leading the way on this.
When they meet up with Han, Daisy shows him the lightsaber, which he recognizes as the lightsaber of Luke Skywalker—a lightsaber (and, presumably, an old friend) he hasn’t seen in many years. Han is concerned about what this means for his old buddy, and takes the trio to the nearest Rebel Alliance base (still not sure if that’s what they’re calling themselves), where they meet the Alliance leader: Princess Leia Organa.
Princess Leia at the rebel base with Artoo and Threepio. She is not too happy about seeing Han Solo again. I imagine it might be a little like when Indy and Marion are reunited in Raiders of the Lost Ark. At least, I hope it is.
Nonetheless, Leia helps the group safely leave the desert planet, and they set out to return the lightsaber to Luke—and find out what happened to him.
I believe the base they go to meet Leia is named “Pirate’s Cove”. This what filmed at Pinewood and the exteriors were done at Greenham Common. Star Wars Fanpedia is kicking ass on this topic, we’re just divulging the differences from what we’ve heard on the matter with our follow ups recently. Make sure you head over there and read their full report!