With all the Star Wars Episode VII news, pictures, and rumors currently swarming the internet, it seems that, if one were to put some of the pieces together, that an actual educated theory could be formulated. I’ve done just that, and put it together for you.
Now, be ye fairly warned, I will include possible SPOILERS in this article, so if you want to walk into the theater next Christmas, spoiler free, then stop reading this article and go enjoy our Star Wars College Football Top 25, because it doesn’t have a single spoiler, unless you count Darth Vader being Luke’s father…OOPS!
If you’ve been paying attention, then you know that the original cast has returned to the Star Wars universe, for episode VII. We also know, because J.J. said so, that the story will take place roughly 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi. And, Thanks to Badass Digest, we now have a possible plot for Star Wars Episode VII.
In that rumored plot, Leia is not mentioned, not even once, which is not that important if you consider that her name was omitted, as her involvement would be too much of a spoiler. From those details, we know that Han and Chewie was NOT flying around the galaxy in the Millennium Falcon, but rather, are piloting another type of ship.
We also have our first look at the X-Wing from Star Wars Episode VII, thanks to J. J. Abrams. In a video for Star Wars: Force for Change, J.J. is standing by the ship, when a pilot in full flight suit, climbs aboard. From the picture, you can see the X-Wing is battered and it looks like it’s been in a few skirmishes.
Theory 1. Han and Chewbacca are piloting a New Galactic Republic ship, escorting Leia, who is now an ambassador of sorts. Leia is serving the New Galactic Republic as an envoy to the rest of the galaxy, in hopes of bringing other planets and systems into the Republic. However, the remaining forces of the Empire are still battling the Republic, which is why the X-Wing is in such disrepair.
This leads me into my next theory…
From the details of the rumored plot of Star Wars Episode VII, we know that there will be a nefarious force at work, on an ice planet. What does this mean? If you are a fan of the Star Wars books, you might have read Timothy Zahn’s ‘Thrawn Trilogy’ — Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising and The Last Command.
In these books, we are introduced to Grand Admiral Thrawn, a blue skinned, red eyed Chiss. In the books, after the events of Return of the Jedi, Thrawn takes control and command of the remaining forces of the Empire, and fights the New Republic. Thrawn’s homeworld is an icy, glacier filled world named Csilla, which serves as the main homeworld for the Chiss.
If we take a look at the rumored plot, you can see where I am going with this theory.
“Meanwhile, on an ice planet, nefarious forces are building a super weapon, one capable of destroying not planets but entire solar systems”
Theory 2.The New Galactic Republic has never really been established fully because the Empire has not yet been defeated. This is the reason the X-Wing is so battered, the new Republic and the Empire are still fighting. The icy planet where nefarious forces are at work, is the Chiss homeworld of Csilla, where Grand Admiral Thrawn is plotting to destroy the New Republic, once and for all.
In my final theory for Star Wars Episode VII, we get to the whereabouts of Luke Skywalker. We know that the Jedi Hunters will represent some of the antagonists of Star Wars Episode VII. Another major rumor has sources from the set of Star Wars: Episode VII telling Making Star Wars that there will be a trio of Jedi Hunters played by Lupita Nyong’o, Adam Driver and David Oyelowo, who’s sole purpose is to hunt down and kill Luke Skywalker, or any living Jedi in the galaxy.
The Jedi Hunters are rumored to be the reason for the New Republic’s troubles in establishing itself, despite 30 years having passed since the events of Return of the Jedi. They are worshipers of the Sith, and want to resurrect them. Some, or all of them are force sensitive, and their main focus is to help return the Sith to power, so that they can once again rule the galaxy.
In my mind, this explains why Han and Chewie haven’t seen Luke in 30 years. Luke is on the run, looking for help in defeating the Sith.
Theory 3. Jedi Master Luke Skywalker has been wandering the galaxy, looking for force sensitive beings, in order to train them to become Jedi. He does this so that he can have help in battling the resurgence of the Sith. Luke’s base of operations is on on Dagobah, where Yoda lived in exile (this explains why his friends haven’t seen him in 30 years), and this is where he is reestablishing the Jedi Academy. Meanwhile, he is moving from system to system, avoiding the Jedi Hunters, destroying the Sith when and where he can.
What do you think of my theories for Star Wars Episode VII? Do you think I am way off the mark? What are you theories? Let’s talk about it, in the comments section below.
Hey, while you’re here, check out J.J. Abrams’ reveal of the X-Wing for Star Wars Episode VII