DallasShook – Editor In Chief
On December 18, the Saga returns. Star Wars, one of the most iconic movie franchises of all time, will return to the big screen next month in what may be one of the most anticipated movies of all time. The new movie, “Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens,” is widely projected to destroy box office records both nationally and worldwide. With a revered director in JJ Abrams, state of the art effects and a completely mysterious and unknown plot, the expectations for the new trilogy are at an all-time high.
Perhaps the most riveting part of the new movie is that almost nothing is known about it. While Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilms included several scripts written by George Lucas, the Abrams-directed film was written from scratch by Abrams himself. While the past two trilogies were largely based off of prior novels, the plot for “The Force Awakens” is completely original – which is driving Star Wars fanatics everywhere crazy. Not because there is any doubt that the new plot will be anything but amazing, but because none of the fanatics know what to expect. Only the names of the Galaxy’s newest heroes (Rey, Finn and Poe Dameron) and villains (Kylo Ren, Captain Phasma and Supreme Leader Snoke) are known. But for every fact that is known about the upcoming film, it seems there is just as much that is a complete mystery. Luke Skywalker, the dominant hero from Episodes IV-VI, has been missing in every trailer, although actor Mark Hammil has appeared on the cast list and is confirmed to be starring in the upcoming movie. The absence of Luke on the trailers is no blunder, but instead, a brilliant marketing scheme that has created endless theories and suspense toward the Last Jedi’s role in the upcoming movie.
Star Wars fanatics will have to wait until Dec 18 to have their endless questions answered. The mystery around the new movie has created overwhelming expectations that this may be the best Star Wars movie to date, but the cast and producers have made it clear everything is pure speculation until the film itself comes out.