Star Wars Episode VII is still shrouded in so much mystery (we still don’t even know the official subtitle) that it’s getting a bit crazy. As Comic-Con 2014 kicks off this week, J.J. Abrams latest chapter in the Star Wars saga is supposedly not going to be a part of the convention; Disney is not holding its D23 showcase this year; meaning there’s little hope to get any confirmed info before Disney/Lucasfilm and the Episode VII filmmakers want us to know (when do you think that teaser trailer is finally coming?).
What we DO have at this point are the litany of rumors we keep getting regarding Episode VII‘s story, characters, influences, and connections to the larger Star Wars universe. And today is no different. READ ON at your own interest; only POTENTIALLY SPOILERY RUMORS follow.
The casting of Episode VII – from a personnel standpoint – has been pretty great. Bringing back the actors who played Luke, Leia, Han, C-3PO and R2-D2 from the original trilogy – and then, mixing them with hot current talent (with actual talent) like Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Adam Driver, and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes star, Andy Serkis. That’s a noticeably male heavy lineup, but fans were assuaged when Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o was added to the cast – and especially happy when Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie was also announced as part of the project.
Badass Digest is the source of this latest rumor, which incidentally concerns Christie’s character. According to the website:
According to my sources Gwendoline Christie is playing John Boyega’s commanding officer in Star Wars Episode VII, and she’s mad that he deserted. She’s looking for him. She’s an antagonist.
UPDATE: I’m have new info that puts things in new perspectives. She’s definitely hunting Boyega. I think she’s an Imperial officer, but I got one more piece of information that puts everything in a new light:
The actress has been training with a lightsaber.
Could she be an Imperial officer who has a lightsaber? Or is it something more? I’m hearing the S word.