UPDATE! Rumor: Possible Star Wars: Episode 7 Plot Details Revealed.

Luke Skywalker

The latest Star Wars: Episode VII plot rumor comes from BadAssDigest. I have a huge respect for Devin Faraci but when I read this my first thought was that this is the most ridiculous story I’ve ever read. I might be wrong of course but I’ll leave you to decide…

 

From BadAssDigest:

 

 

POTENTIAL SPOILERS!

 

Imagine the standard Star Wars crawl, and when it ends the camera pans up to the stars. But instead of a spaceship zooming into frame we see… a hand! A severed hand, tumbling through space. A severed hand gripping a light saber.

That hand falls onto a desert planet, where it is discovered by characters who will be our heroes. One is Daisy Ridley. The other is John Boyega, who is playing someone trying to change his path in life. They recognize the light saber as a Jedi relic and decide to return it to the proper people.

 

Tatooine

Their quest takes them off world, and they meet up with Han Solo and Chewbacca, who aren’t flying around in the Millenium Falcon anymore but are piloting… well, that could be a spoiler. I’ll leave it. Anyway, Han and Chewie recognize the light saber as Luke’s, and they say they haven’t seen their friend in thirty years, since the events of Return of the Jedi.

 

So begins a quest to find the missing Jedi Master. Meanwhile, on an ice planet, nefarious forces are building a super weapon, one capable of destroying not planets but entire solar systems…

 

There’s more, of course – this is just the broadest of outlines, a basic synopsis. On the one hand I sort of roll my eyes at the story echoing A New Hope, but on the other I like the propulsive quest concept. I’m hearing extremely positive things about the action, and very, very good things about the characters themselves and the way the actors are bringing them to life. Again and again I’m hearing that John Boyega owns this movie.

 

Well, there you have it. Sounds ridiculous but one thing is interesting though. This is the maybe the fourth rumor suggesting a search for Luke plot development for the movie. What do you think?

 

 

 

UPDATE!

 

thisisinfamous offered their take on the story (MORE POTENTIAL SPOILERS):

 

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EPISODE VII will open with the traditional crawl, spelling out where we are and giving us some indication as to where that familiar galaxy far, far away rests all these years later since RETURN OF THE JEDI. Then once it fades off-screen, we will indeed get this floating hand with lightsaber floating through space… well, sorta. My sources indicate that the hand is a bit too gruesome of an image to kick off the new trilogy of films with, but Luke’s lightsaber that would have been set free from Cloud City as he was released into dangling from its weather vain will be there front and center.

From there, it will be discovered in the desert – most certainly NOT Tattoine as I was told – by some sort of non-human, alien creature, much like the Jawas came across a pair of droids back at the front end of A NEW HOPE. From there, it will quickly come into the hands of John Boyega, who will in fact be a Stormtrooper… or at least WAS a Stormtrooper before the defeat of the Empire… and Daisy Ridley’ character, who still remains mysterious in nature. That will set in motion some events that will bring about a search for Luke Skywalker, who has essentially fallen off the grid, unseen by all, since the Rebel Aliance’s victory, but the lightsaber is by no means the main piece of STAR WARS: EPISODE VII that drives the story. As it was explained to me, it is more of a through-line of the Skywalker legacy that connects the prequels to the Original Trilogy to this new trilogy. Imagine you would saw the prequels first. When Obi-Wan presents Anakin’s lightsaber to his son, that’s some pretty cool connective tissue. That’s the spirit in which this detail exists, so those of you crying over EPISODE VII being the return of Luke’s hand, take a deep breath and calm down. That’s not the case.

 

adam driver

However, soon after you will quickly learn what is at the heart of EPISODE VII’s story, as there will be a large-scale battle sequence involving Adam Driver, who I can confirm with my sources will be the main villain (no Jedi hunters involved). It is this battle sequence that will really set things in motion for what lies ahead.

 

Also true is this massive weapon capable of destroying more than just planets like Alderaan… whole galaxies are in danger of being wiped out. This threat will be in the hands of a new villainous entity, although there is some question about whether or not the Empire may have some sort of involvement before this new trilogy is complete. It certainly won’t be full-scale as it was before in the Original Trilogy, but that doesn’t mean they won’t have some sort of residual presence. It won’t be with the Emperor in any way though; that’s a certainty… but think more along the lines of neo-Nazis than the full Nazi regime, and you’ll get a clearer picture.

 

This new report mentions Luke’s Cloud City hand which is more than ridiculous. Still some parts of this rumor sounds cool.

 

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216 thoughts on “UPDATE! Rumor: Possible Star Wars: Episode 7 Plot Details Revealed.

  • July 20, 2014 at 10:55 pm
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    Nothing in the rumor says it’s the hand from ESB.

    • July 20, 2014 at 10:59 pm
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      How many severed hands from the OT are gripping lightsabers and flying in outer space?

      • July 20, 2014 at 11:57 pm
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        Apparently it’s not the hand of Bespin but of a more recent happening. But I don’t see a hand entering a planet’s atmosphere and not burning up. Unless it’s his bionic hand but it would be scorched.

        • July 21, 2014 at 3:44 am
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          Even his bionic hand would vaporize into nothing upon reentry, without any kind of heat sheilding to protect it.

      • July 30, 2014 at 7:40 pm
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        Could be Vader’s?

    • July 21, 2014 at 4:21 am
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      So it’s just another random severed hand clutching a light saber? That’s even dumber.

  • July 20, 2014 at 10:56 pm
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    I think this sounds ridiculous and unlikely.

    A) Luke’s severed hand falls from the sky? Enough said.
    B) Returning a light saber to God knows whom does not sound like a reason to leave your life and venture out into the galaxy
    C) A third Death Star, this time even “deathier”? Give me a break…

  • July 20, 2014 at 11:00 pm
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    Dude, this is the stupidest thing I’ve ever read. How the hell Luke’s hand would fly around the galaxy and reach Tatooine? If this is true, the movie will suck.

    • July 20, 2014 at 11:43 pm
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      I hope not this is the worst thing i have ever heard!

  • July 20, 2014 at 11:01 pm
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    And no mention of the identity of the third member of the “trio of new young leads”? That’s how you know this is made up. They don’t want to take the chance of guessing the third actor and being proven wrong in the near future. So they only named the safe guesses for leads: John and Daisy.

  • July 20, 2014 at 11:03 pm
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    How would.the hand leave Bespin’s atmosphere in the first place?

    • July 21, 2014 at 3:29 am
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      They’re probably thinking Vader’s Robotic hand and saber from Return of the Jedi.

    • July 30, 2014 at 10:28 pm
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      You never heard of sleight-of-hand?

  • July 20, 2014 at 11:05 pm
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    I don’t believe it.

  • July 20, 2014 at 11:05 pm
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    Later the Hand of Luke is joined by the Hand of Thrawn, the Emperor’s hand and the Glove of Vader!

    • July 20, 2014 at 11:31 pm
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      And together they crew the Invisible Hand

    • July 21, 2014 at 12:22 am
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      Oh gods no… Luckily this is fake

  • July 20, 2014 at 11:18 pm
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    I hope it is bs.

  • July 20, 2014 at 11:19 pm
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    That kinda stuff belongs in a space balls sequel not in star wars

  • July 20, 2014 at 11:20 pm
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    This would be the stupidest plot ever

  • July 20, 2014 at 11:20 pm
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    It might be han’s foot falling from the falcon….

    • July 21, 2014 at 4:29 am
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      Um, obviously I’m in the minority here but personally I think this sounds awesome. Be it Lukes hand or Vaders. Yes, it would burn up before hitting the ground in OUR galaxy. But maybe the Force itself lowered the hand down so the characters could find it. And no matter the plot of the new movie I will love it simply because what will be will be no matter if I gripe about it.

      • July 21, 2014 at 4:22 pm
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        Man you scare me…

      • July 21, 2014 at 6:35 pm
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        The laws of physics stay the same throughout the universe no matter what galaxy you’re in.

        Look up the Unified Field Theory, and Superstrings.

        • July 22, 2014 at 12:22 am
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          Yeah, but in the Star Wars galaxy there’s fire and sound in the vacuum of space. I’ll suspend my disbelief.

  • July 20, 2014 at 11:28 pm
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    Nothing in the rumor says it’s a severed hand from the OT.

  • July 20, 2014 at 11:28 pm
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    As someone who does this for a living, this is the dumbest *#&#ing thing I’ve ever heard. The imagery may be in the movie, but that does not propel the plot.

  • July 20, 2014 at 11:30 pm
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    It would be better if it was a severed red Wig

  • July 20, 2014 at 11:38 pm
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    Oh, and only one other ship we’d recognize has any kind of resonance for Han to be piloting, and that’s Slave 1. So even the tease is stupid.

    • July 22, 2014 at 1:44 am
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      I was thinking star destroyer. Falcon could be park up inside.

  • July 20, 2014 at 11:48 pm
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    At least the term “Taxation Of Trade Routes” was not mentioned in the story. Other than that its anybodies guess as to how much or little is true or false. Personally I hope much of that is false but we will have to wait and seen. Right around this time when Star Trek Into Darkness was filming Khan’s name was “leaked” and JJ came out and said how false that was, so only time will tell.

  • July 20, 2014 at 11:50 pm
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    The Question is who cut off Luke’s hand? Is it a Robotic hand? It can’t be the hand and Saber he lost to Vader. That would have fallen to the ground or stayed in planets gravity. Could it really be Vaders hand? The one he lost in Jedi.

  • July 20, 2014 at 11:51 pm
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    Fans these are just more made up rumors. Having Lukes severd hand and lightsaber would be cool to have in the movie, but i doubt it would just be flying in outerspace. When Vader cut it off in EST ( ep.5 ) it did fall, but not float in the skies up to space and then travel 30 years to Lukes home planet cause that would be stupid. The best idea for that hand would be that some kind of eveil scientist from the old empire, or maybe a sith, or bounty hunter either found it, or got it, or stole it from another eventually leading up to a possible cloning of Luke and the Jedi are able to stop it before the clone is fully developed. Something like that. If the hand and lightsaber iz in the movie, i really doubt it would just float in space for 30 years let alone be in space at all…. I know Kasdan and Abrams, even Lucas is not that dumb and gullible. If the hand is in part 7, im sure they will fit the story alot better than that crap…..

    • July 21, 2014 at 12:09 pm
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      Oh god, no. Not a Luke clone, that would be far too Doctor Who. No, scrub that idea entirely, please.

    • July 21, 2014 at 12:05 am
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      Empire Rising.

  • July 21, 2014 at 12:00 am
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    The opening shot is of a severed hand flating around in space? Yeah right. That’s an even worse idea than Jar Jar.

    • July 21, 2014 at 8:18 am
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      Somehow it reminds me the opening of Star Trek: Generations, where we could see a strange object floating in the space that turns to be a bottle of champagne

      • July 21, 2014 at 5:18 pm
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        Except that actually made sense …

        • July 22, 2014 at 12:28 am
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          I meant visually.

  • July 21, 2014 at 12:04 am
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    I don’t know about you guys, but I am always coming across severed hands just lying around on the ground. And my first thought is always; I MUST RETURN THIS HAND TO IT’S OWNER ! .. These ‘rumours’ are just getting comical.

    • July 21, 2014 at 9:02 am
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      Next rumor: The hand itself is a Jedi Master, a la “Thing” from The Addams Family.

      It will be the “Yoda of the ST”, guiding Boyega and Daisy in the ways of the Force.

  • July 21, 2014 at 12:05 am
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    Let’s just wait and see what happens in 7 before we go crazy. This could just be another false flag.

  • July 21, 2014 at 12:06 am
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    sounds incredibly unlikely and stupid…

    this would be the letdown of the decade 😛

  • July 21, 2014 at 12:11 am
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    Darude – Sandstorm

  • July 21, 2014 at 12:17 am
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    I can only hope that this opening tumbling hand sequence will be eight minutes long and scored to The Blue Danube Waltz.

  • July 21, 2014 at 12:19 am
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    I’m 99.9% sure this is pure BS just to mess with us fanboys. But if its true then the Star Wars Franchise will have truly jumped the shark! Star Wars Episode 7: A New Hand.

    • July 23, 2014 at 9:41 am
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      Jumped the shark? You mean… nuked the fridge?

  • July 21, 2014 at 12:20 am
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    Maybe it’s the Doctor’s hand and VII will be a cross over into the “Whoniverse”. It’s not a lightsaber it’s a sonic screwdriver. Han and Chewie get to pilot the TARDIS in their quest for Luke. Meanwhile, the Doctor takes on a few companions and Artoo and Threepio get to play with K-9 aboard the Falcon as they search for the hand on Tatooine. HA!!

  • July 21, 2014 at 12:34 am
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    For the hand to leave the Bespin system , it would have to have propulsion. Then even a metal hand or lightsaber would melt or explode entering the atmosphere. And what a pathetic plot it would be!

  • July 21, 2014 at 12:38 am
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    The search for a missing Luke has been discussed on fan sites frequently, and it’s likely the actual plot centres around that search.
    The hand with a lightsaber in it travelling through space is ridiculous. Unless, that is, the lightsaber has a warp drive in it!

  • July 21, 2014 at 12:40 am
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    I would hate to have to watch episode 7 laughing hystericly within the first 2 seconds of the film

  • July 21, 2014 at 12:43 am
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    I saw this already in Red Dwarf when Kryten detatched his hand and sent it back to the ship in a rescue pod. Trust me..it will be hilarious.

  • July 21, 2014 at 12:45 am
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    Harrison Ford & Andy Serkis have both already said its a great script- they cannot have been talking about this..quest for Luke-maybe, severed hand floating in space, yet another death star, no. some truth mixed with bs in this report.

  • July 21, 2014 at 12:47 am
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    If there is one snippet of truth to this ridiculous rumor is that Luke has become a hermit like Yoda in ESB.

    • July 21, 2014 at 12:56 am
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      Luke not seen in 30 years- a cryptic in-joke to tie-in with Mark Hamill getting typecast and not being seen in a movie theater since ROTJ to this comeback?

      • July 21, 2014 at 4:25 am
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        Apparently you never saw Mark Hamill portray the unforgettable super villain “Cock-knocker,” in Kevin Smith’s “jay and silent bob strike back.”

      • July 28, 2014 at 2:35 pm
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        Haven’t seen him in the theathers in 30 years? I guess you didn’t see him play the vilain in Hamilton? But then again, that was only shown in (some of?) the nordic countries.

  • July 21, 2014 at 12:52 am
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    The “quest to find Luke” sounds very good to me as well as the super weapon thing this post mentioned, BUT the whole “hand flying around in space and lands on a planet” thing is freaking ridiculous. i mean i laughed by reading it!

  • July 21, 2014 at 12:56 am
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    I’d like to see the standard STAR WARS crawl followed by the stars streaking toward camera followed by ships soaring through hyperspace entering frame from below, above and both sides of the screen at once. That would be a breathtaking opening.

    Oh, and yeah–severed hand? Ludicrous. I hope not!

  • July 21, 2014 at 1:00 am
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    its too bad but i can see this being true, only because a lot of films get away with stupid crap like this and make a trillion dollars……..and it is a lucas story.
    look at star trek into darkness….enough said.

    • July 21, 2014 at 5:56 am
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      How does into darkness have anything to do with this other than JJ directing? Into Darkness was not written by JJ. This one was along with Kasdan.

  • July 21, 2014 at 1:04 am
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    Is George Lucas ghostwriting Episode 7 with this ridiculous idea?

  • July 21, 2014 at 1:06 am
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    Jar Jar, “Meesa find dis hand! Looks like a Jedi hand!”

  • July 21, 2014 at 1:26 am
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    What is really scary is that the infamous ‘Supershadow’ said that the Ep7 script revolves around the severed hand/ cloning etc etc, months and months ago (not that I go there often).

    • July 21, 2014 at 5:33 am
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      Actually I read that years ago on his site!

      • July 21, 2014 at 6:44 am
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        Actually, I read that in a Zahn trilogy, like two decades ago.

  • July 21, 2014 at 1:39 am
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    LOL!

  • July 21, 2014 at 1:43 am
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    You mean this movie is going to be one big hand job?

    Names solo. Hand solo.

    Solo will be piloting a star destroyer. The falcon lives on this star destroyer.

  • July 21, 2014 at 1:44 am
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    Real or not, whoever wrote that sure loves acid.

  • July 21, 2014 at 1:46 am
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    Han: Luke old Buddy, I’ve gathered up this crew of people, and flew half way across the Galaxy to deliver you your old hand.

    Luke: Thanks Han, I owe you one.

    Keanu Reeves: Woooaaaahh

  • July 21, 2014 at 1:54 am
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    Starwars.com confirms it’s Episode VII The Mystery of the Floating Hand

  • July 21, 2014 at 1:58 am
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    God help us if it is so, but it sounds more like the commencement of a Spaceballs sequel than our beloved Star Wars franchise.

  • July 21, 2014 at 2:00 am
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    Star Wars Episode VII: Smell The Glove

  • July 21, 2014 at 2:02 am
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    I’ve got to “hand” it to them..

  • July 21, 2014 at 2:03 am
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    This sounds like a crazy French story from a Metal Hurlant magazine.
    If Luke burns the hand and gets everyone high on the fumes and they have an orgy… I’m out!

  • July 21, 2014 at 2:24 am
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    obviously bullshit and shame on you guys for even posting about this.

  • July 21, 2014 at 2:36 am
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    Lol we didn’t wait 30+ years to see the OT cast again to start off with the severed hand. Lol!!! No, no, no – Palps

  • July 21, 2014 at 2:39 am
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    Now based on this rumoured plot, everyone seems to have assumed the hand is Luke’s but in no way does it mention its Luke’s hand.

    What I think this is is sorta like the Ring in LOTR. Maybe Luke’s lightsaber has been travelling across the galaxy, falling into all sorts of peoples possession, being sold, stolen, lost, fought over, until it falls into the right hands (Bogeya, Ridley) because its their destiny to find Han and Luke to save the galaxy

  • July 21, 2014 at 2:49 am
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    What exactly is the deal with the ‘Luke being missing and everybody is searching for him’ idea? Didn’t they all huddle up for a group picture at the end of episode 6?

  • July 21, 2014 at 2:58 am
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    The idea of a severed hand holding a lightsaber is pretty cool. But I can’t quite understand how it would not burn up in the atmosphere if it fell from space. It is very mysterious, and JJ likes his whole mystery box.

  • July 21, 2014 at 3:15 am
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    Just Noooooo ! Episode VII : The Return of Luke’s Hand …. also why would Luke go into exile just after the events of ROTJ wasn’t he suppose to rebuild the Jedi order ? Maybe Han can deliver Luke’s hand in a box & why would he want his shitty 30yo light sabre anyway….

    • July 30, 2014 at 7:24 pm
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      What’s in the box?!?!?!?!?!?!

  • July 21, 2014 at 3:22 am
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    I can see it being just his light saber…that would be sweet….but not with hand attached…

  • July 21, 2014 at 3:36 am
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    Who says its Luke’s hand?? They could be talking about Vader’s robotic hand gripping a saber…. the one that was cut off by Luke at the end of Return of the Jedi.

  • July 21, 2014 at 3:37 am
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    How can a severed hand possibly GRIP a lightsaber? Any surgeons out there care to enlighten me?

  • July 21, 2014 at 3:39 am
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    The hand and lightsaber would burn up and vaporize into nothing upon reentry into any atmosphere.

  • July 21, 2014 at 3:42 am
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    I have also read that this is indeed the plot. Episode 8 continues with the discovery of Anakin’s arms and legs floating around in space but nowhere near Mustafar. From what was reported in the article, Anakin’s limbs are discovered in the atmosphere of Yavin. They are using Yavin as a “tie-in” to the original trilogy. When you really think about it, these spoilers are obviously true.

    • July 21, 2014 at 9:24 pm
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      That would work great except for the fact that Luke burnt what was left of Vader’s body at the end of ROTJ.

      If you’e thinking it’s Anakin’s arms and legs from ROTS, weren’t his limbs burned up by lava after Kenobi cut them off? Even if they were not, after 30 years, the body parts would be decayed.

      • July 21, 2014 at 11:08 pm
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        Vader’s hand was cut off in the Throne Room which was BEFORE Luke burnt what was left of his body.

        As for decayed body parts, that would apply to the hand mentioned in the article as well. Most likely these are just exaggerated jokes.

  • July 21, 2014 at 3:57 am
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    George costanza had hand. Maybe he lost his.

  • July 21, 2014 at 3:59 am
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    Sounds like they are smoking some really good shit over there at BadAssDigest. Or, from the other perspective, they are smoking some really bad shit.

  • July 21, 2014 at 4:14 am
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    This is the stupidest rumor about this film I’ve ever heard. Yeah, the plot that was basically describing the audition script was lame, but this one simply takes the cake!

  • July 21, 2014 at 4:44 am
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    This sounds more like a Doctor Who / Torchwood plot from a few years ago.

  • July 21, 2014 at 5:07 am
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    the thought that this rumor is in any way credible makes me physically ill.

  • July 21, 2014 at 5:09 am
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    Not to play into this ridiculous plot but the bespin lost saber was Luke’s which was anakin’s which slaughtered Jedi and younglings and could be seen as a sith relic and something of great importance to aspiring sith. In any event reflecting on this as I often do it was a good thing that luke lost his hand with the saber cause that thing was tainted with some serious bad juju.

  • July 21, 2014 at 5:29 am
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    Who said it’s Luke’s hand?

    My money’s on Mace Windu’s whole arm, gripping his purple lightsaber all the way from Coruscant to Tatooine…

    Or who knows, maybe it’s Jaime Lannister’s severed hand from Game of Thrones.

  • July 21, 2014 at 5:36 am
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    If this is the only intro jj could think up after bring a fan from day one then this, movie shouldn’t have been made

  • July 21, 2014 at 5:43 am
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    This damn movie better revolve around the Solo kids and Ben Skywalker!!! Not some new character (John Boyega) I’m not trying to sound like a jerk but… You better not be the main focus of the next 3 movies!!!!!!

  • July 21, 2014 at 5:43 am
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    Spoilers!!! It starts off with a battle over tatooine and Liea dispatches artoo to find Luke on the planets surface. She is not on a diplomatic mission. Her daughter on on board as well jettisons the ship. Boyega crash lands chasing Daisey in her new mquarrie version of X wing. Daisey is on a quest to find Luke who has trained her, she senses that Boyega has force capibilites. They find a drunken one leg piolt in a cantina and go off world with him…more spoilers!!! Solo does not know that he is Daisy Ridley’s father, but She does know he is her dad. The hand everyone is talking about is now owned by the night sisters gotten from Palpatine via Mara Jade…who is now dead. Jade’s son played by Domhnall Gleeson, he hates his father and his cousin. Everyone thinks Max Von Sydow is a Sith, he is not he is a Tarkin like commander. Jade’s son is being lured to the dark side by Adam Driver a resurrected Sith who comes to being at the end of the movie by the Sith witches. The super weapon is a relic death Star that is out in the far reaches of space from old republic era. It is smaller and more powerful, built by the original order of the Sith. Liea has 3 scenes in this movie and dies, she is ill from injury in beginning of space battle. Han dies to save Chewbacca . Luke dies at the very end of the film to save Daisy and Boyega and is force ghost in next movie training two Jedi in next film on two different sides of the galaxy. Big spoiler!!!
    Luke Skywalker kills his son at the end of film to save his niece, but then pulls an obi wan in a different way to fool Driver . Han is by leia’s side when she dies as she holds his hand and she says that Daisey is his daughter and he says I know.
    Listen people I got to go JJ is coming down the hall so I got to get back to work…he gets mad if I don’t mop the floors right.
    I’ll cite my sources later and sorry about this rushed post. Plus somebody has to do something with BadAss digest, they always mess up what I tell them!
    P.S. Han is on tatooine trying to win back Falcon in Sabacc game he was piloting the Ghost from Rebels…it is really messed up!!! And chewy can’t fixes it!

    • July 21, 2014 at 7:31 am
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      Cool story, bro.

    • July 21, 2014 at 8:20 am
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      Hahahahaha

    • July 21, 2014 at 10:22 am
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      abrams would never do this

      • July 21, 2014 at 8:15 pm
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        Oh really, then you are going to hate the part when they (Luke and R2) pull 3po from a junk pile. Just as they reactivate him a 5 legged dog comes running towards them, then stops and lifts his Fifth leg on 3po. C3po then says,
        OH DEAR!

  • July 21, 2014 at 6:31 am
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    Doesn’t this sound like the ending of Spaceballs? Megamaid’s hand gripping a vacuum handle spinning through space, then found on a planet by….Planet of the Apes monkeys! Has to be a in joke.

    • July 21, 2014 at 6:38 am
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      It also reminds me of Parks and Recreations filibuster -A hand emerges from….

  • July 21, 2014 at 6:40 am
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    Even The Phantom Menace is better then that.

    • July 21, 2014 at 7:28 am
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      Explain phantom menace in one sentence

      • July 21, 2014 at 7:39 am
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        “phantom menace” describes the plot of the phantom menace

      • July 21, 2014 at 9:14 am
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        “Explain phantom menace in one sentence”

        Sixteen years of waiting ends in bitter disappointment.

        • July 21, 2014 at 3:42 pm
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          For some people. I love that movie.

  • July 21, 2014 at 7:46 am
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    I REALY hope the rumor about this severed hand floating in space (possibly in 3d) appearing right after the opening crawl is false because it’s pretty much a TRADITION to have a ship fly over or in front of the screen after the crawl.

  • July 21, 2014 at 8:28 am
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    Why make it a hand flowding in space? Sounds stupid.

    Why not make them find the saber in a junk pil on Bespin.

  • July 21, 2014 at 8:49 am
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    It cheapens this website to post trash like this. That “rumor” is straight up retarded. I know you’re short on material right now but come on.

    • July 21, 2014 at 4:35 pm
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      To quote Robot Chicken Palpatine: “Oh, ‘just rebuild it’, how very f***ing original!”

  • July 21, 2014 at 9:59 am
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    I remember well when the Episode I plot detils began to leak. I was convinced they were false because it all sounded so trite and stupid. And here we go again.
    The Episode I rumors turned out true so I’m getting my hopes down.

    • July 21, 2014 at 10:20 am
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      I sincerely doubt that the writers of the ST are stupid enough to make the same fuck ups that Lucas made with the PT.

      • July 21, 2014 at 2:44 pm
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        lucas did write these stories…………plus abrams directed into darkness, and somehow got great respect for putting out nonsense……a floating hand in space with a light saber attached to it would be just perfect for him.

        • July 22, 2014 at 6:20 am
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          Except he hasn’t written this he wrote some treatments, but those have been discarded

      • July 21, 2014 at 3:40 pm
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        PT movies are great.
        This PT bashing posts are stupid.

  • July 21, 2014 at 10:31 am
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    Its like you’ve all forgotten about what Kevin Smith said about his experience on the EP VII set!

    • July 21, 2014 at 6:45 pm
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      Kevin Smith is about as reliably accurate as Latino Review.

      • July 21, 2014 at 8:57 pm
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        When was he wrong on reporting anything he has seen? Wether any one likes him or not, he has been honest, bluntly honest.

  • July 21, 2014 at 10:51 am
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    Could be Vader’s hand that in the Death Star blast is hyperspaced in proximity to the planet and being armored in some kind of advanced material falls into the planet. Well the lightsaber… That would melt anyway…
    Of course Han is piloting something new: an At-At! (not serious)

  • July 21, 2014 at 2:11 pm
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    sounds awfull

  • July 21, 2014 at 2:20 pm
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    The sequel trilogy is based on limbs and body parts. Various characters will be on a quest to locate Luke’s hand, Vader’s hand, Anakin’s arms/legs, Mace’s arm, Darth Maul’s bottom half, Jango Fett’s head, Count Dooku’s head, and also Luke’s head (from the Dagobah cave). Each film will introduce a body part floating in space after the opening crawl. By the end of Episode 9, all of these body parts are assembled to create a type of super humanoid who will attempt to wipe out the Jedi and the Sith. This will then lead to another trilogy of films which Disney and Lucasfilm are currently negotiating to produce.

    • July 21, 2014 at 2:53 pm
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      This vaguely reminds me a supposed script for Indy IV I read on the Internet a very long time ago, “Indiana Jones and the Sons of Darkness” if I remember correctly. There, the bad guys where searching for body parts from some of the baddest guys in history: Atila, Hitler, Nero, etc… There also was something involving Noah’s Ark, I think…

  • July 21, 2014 at 2:38 pm
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    At least part of the above would fit in with the supposed audition script for a female lead (guessing the role Daisy Ridley is playing) who is said to be holding a lightsaber but not knowing what it is other than it is very old. Suggests the Jedi are not around any more. That particular lightsaber does connect luke and his father though and would not be surprised if it somehow made an appearance to be passed on again. Other sources suggesting Boyega is playing a stormtrooper who has deserted his unit as well.

  • July 21, 2014 at 2:39 pm
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    I love these rumors, because no one really knows. I’m not believing anything until it comes out.

  • July 21, 2014 at 3:02 pm
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    Something I’ve been wondering. Will Luke still have the black glove on his hand after 30-35 yrs? Or would he have found time to get his bionic hand repaired?

  • July 21, 2014 at 3:33 pm
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    Luke’s hand and saber will be for sale at the desert flea market, along with Ponda Baba’s severed arm, Vader’s hand and a the frazzled body remains of Palpatine.

  • July 21, 2014 at 3:36 pm
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    If this is true, SW 7 will be the worst star wars movie ever…

  • July 21, 2014 at 3:45 pm
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    Spaceballs 2 the search for more money…Well this is Spaceballs the search for more hand.

  • July 21, 2014 at 3:57 pm
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    Episode 7 : Smell my finger

  • July 21, 2014 at 4:08 pm
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    Viral Hide, Time tu put the update from J.J. Abrams!!!!!
    You will pee on your pants, all of you!

    • July 21, 2014 at 8:44 pm
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      I don’t know about you? but I pee in mine!

  • July 21, 2014 at 5:21 pm
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    Well that was depressing. Are there any plot rumors that are any good?

  • July 21, 2014 at 5:38 pm
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    Most stupid thing ive ever read

  • July 21, 2014 at 5:54 pm
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    I think if it is true, it’s most likely Vader’s robotic hand and lightsaber. The remnants of the Empire could be searching for it to perhaps clone him? To tie in with earlier rumors. It’d also explain his burnt helmet/armor/mask reappearing. It would be insanely ridiculous and hilarious if we just see Luke’s hand floating along like nobody’s business.

  • July 21, 2014 at 6:17 pm
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    This has to be the worst rumor we’ve heard since Zac Efron’s involvement…

  • July 21, 2014 at 6:27 pm
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    If the severed hand comically lands on the planet by like having it hit someones head (with a funny sound effect) I’m gonna lose it.

    • July 21, 2014 at 6:53 pm
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      *whistling sound*
      *Boyega looking around to find the source*
      SLAP!
      “OooooooOOOOooowwwww! WHAT THE BLAZES!!”

      • July 21, 2014 at 7:37 pm
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        “Wizards, that hurt!”

      • July 21, 2014 at 7:41 pm
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        HANDWALKER: There is another… Hand…walker…
        BOYEGA: Oh, cra-
        *BITCH SLAP!*

  • July 21, 2014 at 6:34 pm
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    Personally I think the title crawls will happen and fade up and out as usual, then the milenium falcon comes flying into shot, where they do some long uncut cg sequence where it’s flying around trying to evade some tie fighter or something and then the camera pans into the cockpit and we see Han and Chewie piloting and giving some classic OT styled banter between them. Then they avoid the falcon or it’s destroyed somehow, then they establish that they are on their way to see leia or luke or something about some recent crisis or whatever. Then the film develops from there. I just have a hunch that JJ will want the film to start with a bang and some pace, give some questions to the audience (JJ loves his mystery), and also make the audience feel a very clear connection between to the OT as soon as possible, and this seems like a very JJ way to capture all of that. Just my theory.

    • July 21, 2014 at 6:43 pm
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      Wow, a very detailed theory, maybe it’s not a theory, you must be from the future!

    • July 21, 2014 at 6:43 pm
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      Sounds a lot like the opening scene of Revenge of the Sith.

  • July 21, 2014 at 7:25 pm
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    I dont even see how this rumor even made it on this site..or any site…it sounds like a friggin 2nd grader made it up

  • July 21, 2014 at 7:34 pm
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    Andy Serkis is going to mo-cap the Force sensitive hand, lol.

  • July 21, 2014 at 7:35 pm
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    Will the severed hand get its own Force ghost?

  • July 21, 2014 at 7:59 pm
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    I wish I could put these horrible ideas past JJ.

  • July 21, 2014 at 8:57 pm
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    It doesn’t even sound like an idea from Abrams, it might sound like it if there were lens flares around the severed hand.

  • July 21, 2014 at 9:06 pm
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    The part when the new Jedi hopefuls find Luke:
    Are you Master Skywalker?
    Why yes…yes I am.
    We have something for you!
    ( Artoo opens panel on his dome and launches
    a slimy partially burnt hand and lightsaber)
    Hey! I’ve been looking for that!!!…kinda smells.

  • July 21, 2014 at 9:48 pm
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    Sounds like some leaked bogus info just to see what goes out there and by whom… I mean c´mon, in a universe with tons of people with artificial limbs, and droids, why go on a mission to locate the owner of a f**king severed robotic hand?

  • July 21, 2014 at 10:32 pm
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    July fools! Oh who am I kidding.

  • July 22, 2014 at 1:05 am
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    Okaaaay… The whole thing sounds impossible by physics alone, Bespin is a gas giant, right? Anything that falls into it is crushed by the immense pressure even long before it reaches the core.

    It can never end up at the other end of the planet, escape the atmosphere, only to end up in space again, then to to crash onto another planet without burning up and both the hand and lightsaber surviving the landing in pristine condition. Even if this is referring to an event outside ESB… No.

    It’s sci fi and all, but come f***in’ on, this sounds downright ridiculous.

  • July 22, 2014 at 1:34 am
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    Star Wars Episode 7: A New Handjob

  • July 22, 2014 at 2:38 am
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    Two people I know one at Disney and one at lucas have stated that someone they work with that was part of the earlier writing process says kasdan is trying to not replicate anything done in the original trilogy. So with that being said no way in hell man, its way to ridiculous start it like that. They also stated that from what knowledge they know, Arndt script started more or less like this with riddley and bonyega searching for Luke. What further info I have been told is one has no clue what the script is now and most rumors of the script are leaks from Arndt and Lucas’s treatment. The other wont tell me a damn thing because of job security purposes and of him trying to further his imprint on the franchise down the road.

  • July 22, 2014 at 2:53 am
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    I heard the same thing, only it was Jar Jar’s tongue.

    Seriously, this sounds like massively BAD fan-fic. Luke’s severed hand somehow manages to find its way back to Tatooine? “Oh, I see, it’s a HOMING hand, is it?” LOL! And obviously one that can somehow travel through hyperspace. (“This severed ol’ mitt may not look like much, but she’s got it where it counts, kid.”)

    And the Sun Crusher? It was a bad enough Death Star ripoff when it was in the Jedi Academy books, but in an actual movie… oy! Don’t get me schtarted, already!

    I really don’t think this plot leak is genuine. It sounds to me like somebody’s probably just having a laugh with the folks at BadAssDigest.

    • July 31, 2014 at 2:47 am
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      It does seem as though the casting and a lot of the recent rumors mesh well with this debunked screenplay. I suppose it could be similar to the basic Arndt screenplay that was re-worked to give the original trio a bigger role, but its almost too simplistic.

  • July 22, 2014 at 10:15 am
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    ok… here is what happened. JJ Abrams was knocking back a few, and someone snakes up to him and says, “hey, lemme get the scoop”

    JJ thinks of the most ludicrous idea he can think of, and it becomes the stuff of internet legends in minutes

  • July 22, 2014 at 10:23 am
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    Luke’s hand with light saber is on Bespin, Vader’s hand with light saber was on the second Death star which blew up.

    So lukes hand with light saber on Tatoonie is retarded.

  • July 22, 2014 at 5:26 pm
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    The problem is there’s little other context for this. What else is going on? There’s a way this works. Ridley and Boreaga are prat of the battle, or one of them is — that Luke is also taking part in, the hand is the robotic one and evidence that Luke has been injured, and there’s a more immediate sense of urgency and understanding of the situation that drives this.

  • July 23, 2014 at 4:05 am
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    Plot twist: its jar jar binks hand.

  • July 23, 2014 at 7:31 am
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    Sith & Plagueis clone Luke from his hand and make an army of Luke Clones…
    But little do they know Anakins Arm is kicking around and the Jedi Clone his Arm. Father vs Son Clone ARMy.

    • July 30, 2014 at 5:38 pm
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      You mean to tell me there will be an army of Hayden Christensen clones and they’re the good guys? I’m sorry, but count me out right now.

  • July 30, 2014 at 5:52 pm
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    Okay, I know we’re talking about a fantasy world where there can be loud, fiery explosions in the vacuum of space, BUT…

    We’re actually to believe that Luke’s lightsaber, which fell into the depths of Cloud City’s central core, managed to be jettisoned into the planet’s atmosphere, levitated its way up through the planet’s gravity well and out into deep space, inexplicably managed to travel through hyperspace to another planet, then descended through that planet’s atmosphere without burning up in the process (“Another happy landing,”)?

    Wouldn’t it be much more reasonable for a damned Ugnaught to have found the lightsaber and taken it back to his home world as a souvenir, and then have it fall into the hands of the Episode 7 heroes that way?

    • July 30, 2014 at 5:59 pm
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      That would be a much more plausible way for it to happen. Something that changes hands a few times (like the Def Leppard Union Jack T-Shirt in the “Right Now” video).

  • July 30, 2014 at 5:53 pm
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    This was from a science website “In space we can assume that there would be no external organisms such as insects and fungi to break down the body, but we still carry plenty of bacteria with us. Left unchecked, these would rapidly multiply and cause putrefaction of a corpse on board the shuttle or the ISS. Drifting exposed in the vacuum of space itself, however, this process would rapidly slow to a halt.

    The low pressure would initially boil off most of the water and what was left would freeze, halting any biological processes. Depending on the trajectory of the corpse, there might be some warming from the side facing the Sun, but all this would do is accelerate the rate of water loss, leaving only a dried husk. “

    • July 30, 2014 at 6:01 pm
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      Love it that it says “we can assume” – that’s Scientist for “We really don’t know, so we’ll just give you our best guess. Anyone who argues with us must be wrong because we’re us and you’re you.”

      • July 30, 2014 at 6:33 pm
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        Hahaha totally

      • July 30, 2014 at 6:40 pm
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        I think the hand rumour sounds pretty stupid
        too

  • July 30, 2014 at 6:00 pm
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    I reallyyyyyy hope that none of this is true…

  • July 30, 2014 at 6:07 pm
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    What I dont understand and like is the concept of having another Planet or System-Killer.

    Just have the villian a bad ass SSD as his home…Make the lair more conventionel and long living…We had 2 death stars…and I think it is enough…

  • July 30, 2014 at 6:27 pm
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    I’m trying to stay positive but every plot rumor for this movie is like torture. Now we’re getting a weapon that can wipe out “whole galaxies”? I thought Star Wars was in A galaxy far, far away so what other galaxies are in danger? O Lord, is Earth going to appear in Star Wars?

    • July 30, 2014 at 6:34 pm
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      I don’t know that you can read too much into these rumors. That’s what they are, rumors. Hasn’t there ever been a rumor about you that was stretched from the truth? Same principle, here.

  • July 30, 2014 at 6:44 pm
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    I just wish there were better rumors so I didn’t have to hope that almost all of them turn out to be false. It’s a bit depressing is all.

  • July 30, 2014 at 6:45 pm
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    It’s Star Wars meets Idle Hands. The REAL villain of the ST is Luke’s force-possessed hand.

    • July 31, 2014 at 12:35 am
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      Luke’s hand is the surprise villain. It has enough midi-chlorians to achieve consciousness, and all of Anakin’s dark side mojo is fueling it to rule over the galaxy.

      Fortunately, the new stupid superweapon only requires the push of a large, shiny red button to operate.

      • July 31, 2014 at 1:55 am
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        A jolly, candy-like button.

  • July 30, 2014 at 6:48 pm
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    Maybe the metals in the hilt of the saber itself are heat resistant that could withstand reentry into an atmosphere. Remember a lightsaber has pure energy coursing through it and I don’t know the exact temp. but I’m pretty sure it’s hot.
    But yeah I could see someone finding Luke’s lightsaber and having it on a ship and that ship crashing on whatever planet the characters are on. I also like the idea of having the lightsaber in the movie. Kind of like a link to each trilogy so to speak.

  • July 30, 2014 at 6:51 pm
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    This sounds ridiculous. Please let it not be true. My worry is how could you possibly make this crap (rumour) up without there being some element of truth to it. I don’t want ep7 to lose its credibility in the first 2 mins.

  • July 30, 2014 at 7:01 pm
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    Ok, so maybe this rumor is complete rubbish, or maybe we are missing some details. My first question is: was Luke’s hand from Empire retrievable and could the Empire have held onto it all this time? Even if it was jetisoned outside, would gravitational forces on a gas planet hold something in the middle indefinetly or would it get torn apart? The other thought is, if the Empire had the hand and lightsaber, could they use it to make clone Sith warriors, be tranporting it to a facility and then get attacked by rebel forces? The ship would blow up, but the hand would be in a container protected, and end up on the desert planet. Thoughts?

    • July 30, 2014 at 9:31 pm
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      I was actually thinking something very similar after the update. Possibly a race of scavengers find the hand/lightsaber on Cloud City and are attempting to transport it to Kamino/a Hutt relative/another bidder who has vested interest in it. A battle ensues, and the the freight/cargo become lost in space. Only problem is that it would not make much sense for this to happen thirty years later; it seems way too long of a time frame.

      The Luke exile makes sense since it parallels Obi-Wan’s. Maybe he knew of the new “Galactic Destroyer” or whatever you want to call the new super weapon, and was on a mission to destroy it. I really wish they could come up with another threat to the galaxy than this one. I definitely expect Luke to die, and be on Hamill’s quote of “another plane of existence”. I would not be surprised if all of the big three died in order to have the next set of films center around the next group of actors, and have one last hurrah

  • July 30, 2014 at 7:12 pm
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    Update? I just see the same old stuff.

  • July 30, 2014 at 7:13 pm
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    There’s 2 ways this hand rumor can go.
    First, it’s true because Saoirse Ronan said part of her audition was pretending to find a lightsaber and not know what is was – she later said that she didn’t get that part. So Daisy Ridley got that part instead.
    Second, it’s fan fiction fiction based on Ronan’s statement.
    Regarding the part about a weapon that’s a Galaxy Destroyer; that’s ridiculous, in my opinion.

  • July 30, 2014 at 7:27 pm
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    I’m sorry but this is all just so inane in literally every way. From a creative standpoint it just sounds silly, and the logistics of it too.. Wouldn’t the hand practically be decomposed after 35 years? And how would a hand fallen into the depth of bespin suddenly be jettisoned into outer space and floating around to then land on another planet? All the while still somehow gripping onto a lightsaber.. And now we have a weapon that destroys entire solar systems? I don’t buy any of this for a second. It actually sounds all too George Lucas.

  • July 30, 2014 at 7:30 pm
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    Wonder if this is what Kevin Smith referred to as the sequel to ESB. Don’t like the floating light saber “will of the force” blahs. Rather have the opening like the other 6 with a ship, preferably the falcon in battle kicking ass.

    My 2 cents thou.

  • July 30, 2014 at 10:00 pm
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    Maybe it’s not the hand from ESB but from a recent event – a crash, a battle or something that happened involving Luke in space or in orbit above said planet. Let’s hope the hand doesn’t appear (that would be complete shite) but I think I could just about buy into the fact that it is a recently lost lightsaber floating through space and not the one from ESB. If this is the film’s MacGuffin, it just lame and lazy.

  • July 30, 2014 at 11:14 pm
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    This is complete nonsense. It amounts to throwing out the baby with the bath water. And I believe it has already been stated they aren’t doing that. If it is true then JJ Abrams has ruined the Star Wars franchise the same way he killed Star Trek.

    Since they are going back to Tatooine they the goal is to connect the past with the present. So a much better story is Rota the Hutt seeking revenge for the death of his father at the hands of Luke, Leia and Han.

    The film could then begin with a deja-vu adventure on Tatooine where young Anakin is being forced to compete in pod races while his mother and father remain Rota’s prisoners. Then Luke, the driods and his Niece and Nephew must come to the rescue.

    After the rescue the real adventure begins.

  • July 30, 2014 at 11:25 pm
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    A rumor that will remain just that.
    The hand as opening shot is something that even JJ would not waste the typical opening we all expect. It is too far from the main frame formula of a statwars film. JJ will go outside the box, but some things remain the same.
    You can change only so much. If JJ was to reimagine a reboot for the Terminator he would not take out the use of chrome.
    Star Wars is Stale without some kind of epic Ship flyby whether a Naboo ship or A probe droid being launched out a Star destroyer.
    A hand? Just no way this would be interesting or exciting.

    • July 31, 2014 at 3:46 am
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      Luke losing his hand a second time would be pretty ridiculous.

      Not buying any variation of these hand rumors.

  • July 31, 2014 at 12:11 am
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    Rrraaaaarrrrrrgghhhhhhhh!

    Translation: It’s Jar Jar’s hand.

  • July 31, 2014 at 12:34 am
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    Sorry, still not buying it.

  • July 31, 2014 at 12:58 am
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    Enjoy this time when we still know next to nothing about this movie. Before long, our assumptions will be laid to rest, at the bitterness and surprise of many. Enjoy this rare moment! Savor it

  • July 31, 2014 at 4:04 am
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    It makes no sense for Luke’s “Empire” light saber to be floating in space. When he slid down that Shute at the bottom of the platform and fell (he FELL) onto the weather vane, meaning that some gravitational force was present on Bespin and his light saber would have simply fallen to the surface of Bespin.

  • July 31, 2014 at 5:28 am
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    Is it Vader’s hand from ROTJ? That would be plausible cause his hand is mostly machine then human. Remember Luke took his hand off as well: any who, I hope this is not the story cause its ridiculous. So is Palpatine floating around some where and will make it to Kamino and be cloned. OY VEY!

  • July 31, 2014 at 11:17 am
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    We need to give JJ some credit. He’s going back to traditional techniques for Star Wars; limiting green screens for actual sets and hitting towards old school methods and rewriting the script to include more of the original cast. Above all he’s a Star Wars fan so I think formula and continuity is definitely on his radar… it will be a ship. The story with this hand opening crap is obviously just a stir just to wind fans up… and as Simon Pegg is a close friend, I’m pretty sure he would put his foot down on that idea!

  • July 31, 2014 at 4:49 pm
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    The thing is that the hand would get nowhere in 30 years. I’m not looking it up but wouldn’t it take us hundreds of thousands of years to reach our closest plant. 30 years of aimless floating in space would destroy the hand and likely lightsaber as it was hit by debris and going through atmospheres.

    Plus enough with shoehorning shit in from other movies. Not everything has to be synchronistic. It’s a lazy and hamfisted way of doing things.
    But that’s not my biggest gripe. That is that Luke disappeared from his life 30 years ago. If it was by choice then WTF! This is not the character we thought we knew. A guy who would walk away from his family and friends.
    If he was taken, why are we just now looking for him? To return a lightsaber!??!! And before you say, maybe they tried to look for him but with no success. Yeah maybe they did so why would finding his lightsaber be a catalyst to try again in your old age?
    And finally, I find it extremely hard to believe that the Empire has crumbled into a bunch of warring militant factions. Just blowing up the deathstar and the leader would not stop the Imperial war machine. They certainly had contingency plans for just such an event and have a multitude of fearsome men a’la Tarkin who could easily step in. And furthermore, the deathstar’s destruction was absolutely meaningless. The Empire achieved total control of the galaxy without ever having any deathstar be operational for more than a few hours. They achieved dominance by having a massive fleet of star destroyers, planetary control through garrisoned troops and political control. As far as I can see this is all still very much in effect at the end of Jedi. Point is there would still be a very long war against an Empire that is still more powerful economically, politically and militarily than the Rebels.

  • August 1, 2014 at 12:03 am
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    Is it really true the rumour that the filming in Skellig Michael island is for final scene and Hamill only will appear ONE MINUTE???????

  • August 1, 2014 at 1:23 am
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    How can boyega be a stormtrooper if they were all clones from jango fett?

    • August 1, 2014 at 3:28 am
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      Remember the “Academy” from New Hope that Luke wanted desperately to apply to?

      It was an *Imperial* Academy. Which means the ranks weren’t only from clones… there were cadets and conscripts, too.

  • August 1, 2014 at 6:01 am
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    Well, being a huge fan of the Expanded Universe, I think this sounds disappointing. Aside from the goofy hand part, no one has seen Luke in 30 years??!! Come on!!!! There are like 100 books in that time period!! After all the careful bridging and tie ins that Del Rey and Lucasfilm have managed, JJ completely F@#$s it up in one “wave of the hand”!

    • August 1, 2014 at 8:52 am
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      “There are like 100 books in that time period!!”… which (sadly in some cases, luckily in some others) are no longer canon

  • August 2, 2014 at 6:46 am
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    That’s…just too stupid. Whoever came up with this joke needs to jump off a building or something, the jerk. I’d just lose it if the makers actually did something so stupid–but, as it is, I have every faith in Abrams (well okay I was leery, when I heard Disney was taking over, but my faith is deepening the more I hear about this director), I am certain this is just some punky prank from some bored idiots wanting to make the stomach of general fandom churn in horror. Okay, deep breath….

  • August 4, 2014 at 12:10 am
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    Has anyone ever considered it might be Vader’s saber? Luke’s saber would have fallen on the ground of Bespin, Vader’s would have fallen out of a Half Built Death Star into space. With Vader’s suit being spotted on set, and Drivers Character being obsessed with Vader, and now Shaemus rumored to be Vader, I’m wondering if there could be a Vader Imposter, or Perhaps Driver is trying to Convince people Vader is still alive.

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