Possible New Details On STAR WARS: EPISODE VII

Possible New Details On STAR WARS: EPISODE VII

Latino Review's resident Star Wars man Dave Gonzalez has posted some new info on J.J. Abrams' currently shooting seventh installment, which he's confident is on the level. There's stuff in there about the villains, a certain armor, and John Boyega's character, among other things.

In his latest Star Wars: Episode VII report, Latino Review's Dave shares some new pieces of info that he's confident have "solidified enough to be reportable". It's all pretty interesting stuff, and there's even some info on one of the main characters who'll be played by Attack The Block's John Boyega. None of it is particularly SPOILERY, but just in case it's all true and you want to know absolutely nothing about the film, best skip it.

 "There will be a female villain. Over 50% sure she's a Sith. I'll follow up on this in later weeks.

Despite having 30 Years after Jedi to set one up, there is NO New Republic at the start of Episode VII.

Boba-Fett-similar armor is around. Probably not for the man himself. Mandalorians? Clone drama? Still unclear on a plot/character connection.

John Boyega isn’t a Jedi or a Padawan at the beginning of the movie, he’s the one that has the story arc that brings him into Star Wars’ greater universe. It has echoes of Luke’s arc in A New Hope".

The female villain is intriguing, and if true is likely to be either Lupita Nyong'o or Gwedoline Christie -- but who would they be playing? Fans are hoping for Clone Wars character Asajj Ventress, but as awesome as that would be, I think it's probably wishful thinking. No New Republic? Seems unlikely there won't be at least a mention of some type of united federation of planets after the collapse of the Empire, but you never know. Most interestingly, it seems that Boyega will have the Luke Skywalker arc, ie, emerge as the principal protagonist in the story. We can't confirm any of this of course, but what are your thoughts?
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Starfox - 6/10/2014, 10:02 AM
Lupita as Ventress CONFIRMED!
ndwwrestler2 - 6/10/2014, 10:03 AM
No New Republic? What?

The Mandalorian thing is intriguing though. Perhaps, a Female Mandalore rages war against...whoever is running the galatic joint these days.
OptimusPrime114 - 6/10/2014, 10:06 AM
@ndwwrestler2 Well they did say the Expanded Universe is non-canon.

But then again, these are just rumors.
Nomis - 6/10/2014, 10:07 AM
No new republic?

How will the regional governments control maintain control without the bureaucracy?
SimyJo - 6/10/2014, 10:07 AM

...that's the vestiges of the old exhausted (Lucas) Empire that was going nowhere.
ndwwrestler2 - 6/10/2014, 10:07 AM
@OptimusPrime114 But they also said the EU is still being drawn from. And a New Republic makes sense.

Unless they're going straight for the Galactic Alliance route I suppose.
HavocPrime - 6/10/2014, 10:17 AM
Kyle Katarn?
McGee - 6/10/2014, 10:20 AM
Starfox - 6/10/2014, 10:21 AM

Yeah I think she died in the clone wars but its a possibility that they could make her a new Sith. Maybe its an original villain.
ndwwrestler2 - 6/10/2014, 10:22 AM
@antoineflemming I think I've seen every episode of the Clone Wars and she never died.

That being said, I don't really want Ventress to be the villain. Because for one, she left that past behind in The Clone Wars series (which is official canon). And honestly if she was going to be a villain, she needed to be one in the prequels, not in sequels.

Plus, how much of a threat would she be by now? Did she secretly amass some army in the past 45+ years? That's kind of hard to believe.
Omarvls - 6/10/2014, 10:25 AM
The second EVENT film

5. Guardians of the Galaxy
4. Avatar
3. Age of Ultron
2. Star Wars
1. Dawn of Justice
cipher - 6/10/2014, 10:26 AM

According to this, I'm Han Solo. Any Luke Skywalkers in the house? I promise to not shag anybody's sister.
sKeemAn - 6/10/2014, 10:27 AM
THis series will be about building the New Republic?
Brainiac13 - 6/10/2014, 10:32 AM
Lupita as Ventress is cool but she would be old........unless they do a Yoda type ageless Ventress......you get what I mean. ;)
Brainiac13 - 6/10/2014, 10:33 AM
@ cipher

I'm a [frick]ing Wicket then! :(
SuperCat - 6/10/2014, 10:34 AM
Brainiac13 - 6/10/2014, 10:35 AM
Imo I'm more of a Sithy type of guy.. ;)
SuperCat - 6/10/2014, 10:35 AM
SuperCat - 6/10/2014, 10:36 AM
ndwwrestler2 - 6/10/2014, 10:36 AM
ezio619 - 6/10/2014, 10:39 AM
i expected John Boyega to be the main character in the series..sounds cool..lets not completely dismiss this..Latino Review is hit or miss..they have ben right before
JamesMan - 6/10/2014, 10:40 AM
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Starfox - 6/10/2014, 10:42 AM

I [frick]ing Knew It! :)

Where'd you find that?
SuperCat - 6/10/2014, 10:42 AM
LOL! @ ndwwrestler2

I almost posted the gif :)
Nick56 - 6/10/2014, 10:45 AM
Really hope Ventress isn;t the villain. Keep this away from clone wars and come up with someone new/have yet to see on screen.
JamesMan - 6/10/2014, 10:47 AM
We have yet to see a live action Asajj Ventress so it's technically something new.
Lhornbk - 6/10/2014, 10:47 AM
Well, I guess it is possible that all the different systems decided to just have their own governments, but this is Latino Review so I don't believe any of it till confirmed.
repulse93 - 6/10/2014, 10:47 AM
Maybe it's Lumiya from the Legacy of the Force books... oh god.
JamesMan - 6/10/2014, 10:48 AM

Got it from facebook from my resident gossip queen reporter. I'm asking him right now about where he found it.
l0rdleg0las - 6/10/2014, 10:50 AM
If true this will finally push Boyega to the level of fame he should have gotten to after Attack the Block.
jasonicus - 6/10/2014, 10:55 AM
Wouldn't Asajj Ventress be in her 70's? No way it's her.
SwagInScience - 6/10/2014, 11:00 AM
I'm glad JJ learned from Into Darkness that keeping the characters secret when we already know is really pointless.

"My name..... is ............................... Khan"

Oh really? Because I def didn't already know that.
Cali - 6/10/2014, 11:02 AM
Mara jade people. She began as a villain
blackandyellow - 6/10/2014, 11:04 AM
TopCat89 - 6/10/2014, 11:09 AM

Apparently I'm 'Queen Amidala'...

....I would be mad, but I've woken up most mornings looking worse.
JorL5150 - 6/10/2014, 11:10 AM
cant remember if ive seen john boyega in anything- but it seems like i remember liking him.

but i am often quite intoxicated.
Danbojohnj - 6/10/2014, 11:14 AM
Ventress would be very feking cool.
AC1 - 6/10/2014, 11:14 AM
Some of it sounds good, some of it not so much. It's be great if John Boyega's role echoes Luke's in the OT, but I hope it doesn't come across as a direct copy/rip-off. And a female villain sounds great, but I kind of hope they steer away from the Sith coming back, at least for the first film... maybe just set them up for a return in Ep 8 or beyond. Also, after Jango Fett in Episode II, not sure I want to see yet another "Boba Fett-lite", so I'm a bit iffy on that point.

No New Republic? Interesting, could be a good idea as long as it's actually important to the story and not just a throwaway thing to keep the series stagnant.
Gusto - 6/10/2014, 11:14 AM

Wetboy40 - 6/10/2014, 11:16 AM
@CIPHER Apparently I'm Obi Wan Kenobi because I was born in February.
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