The Mirror is reporting that British actor Daisy Ridley, will be portraying Han Solo and Princess Leia’s daughter, Rey. Rey, reportedly, will be a major player in the opening sequence of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, as she will be seen as a loner making a living by scavenging.
Star Wars super rumor site, Making Star Wars, further expounds on Daisy Ridley’s role as Rey, and that opening scene.
"“Rey is introduced while scavenging the innards of a huge Star Destroyer that has crashed on the planet’s surface, probably years before Rey steps into it. In the concept art for this sequence, we see Rey standing at a ledge leading to certain doom. She’s hundreds of feet up in the belly of this beast. You can see TIE Fighters on the ground that fell through a hole somewhere and plummeted to the bottom of the chasm during the crash.”"
Rey then meets Finn (John Boyega), as she goes to a salvage station to either save that adorable droid BB-8 (that rolling droid from the first teaser), or attempt to sell it, but that falls though and she keeps the droid.
"“When she meets Finn at the salvage station, she distrusts him. But he’s able to talk her into starting to trust him (that seems to be his skill). When the Stormtroopers attack them, they are thrown together to survive the ordeal.”"
Rey and Finn find and highjack…or it’s not clear how, but they take the Millennium Falcon to escape some Stormtroopers.
"“Rey and Finn take their flight in the Falcon is where we get the IMAX sequences. The Falcon is chased by TIE Fighters and we apparently move by some familiar landmarks in the film’s one-sun desert setting. This is the big chase and action sequence which dominates the film’s first act. TIEs are in hot pursuit of the Falcon as it rockets away from the salvage station. Rey and BB-8 pilot the ship. Finn gets on the Falcon’s turret. There’s a lot of banter between the two and to an extent they don’t seem to really know what they’re doing. But most of all, Finn is rather inept. As TIEs shoot at the Falcon, Rey has to ask Finn if he plans on “answering back.” Its a situation he can’t talk himself out of and he has figure out how to use the turret and actually hit one”"
This is clearly the scene from the first teaser, where the Falcon is being chased across the desert planet. It definitely makes for an exciting chase scene and is one of my favorite points from the teaser.
Making Star Wars goes on to describe a scene where a much large ship swallows the Millennium Falcon, and there she meets Han Solo and Chewbacca. Han eventually allows them to stay on his ship and they take off.
It’s only March now, but December is on its way. The closer we get, the more details will start coming down the pipe. The next trailer is set to play in from of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, as if I needed another reason to go see that movie, and I would imagine that shortly before or after, we will get said trailer online.
Stay tuned to Dork Side, as we will bring you all the breaking news, as it happens. Star Wars: The Force Awakens will hit theaters this December 18th.