Our good friends over at Making Star Wars have uncovered and cobbled together what is rumored to be the first 30 shots of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Now, some of it you’ve seen before, but other bits are fresh off the rumor press.
The movie will begin like every other Star Wars movie, with that iconic crawl across the screen, and then:
Exterior Night-Space/Savannah A lightsaber tumbles through space, crashes towards the ground.
Exterior Day-Savannah Lightsaber lands – dawn into day – a strange hand appears.
Exterior Night- Outskirts of Village BB-8 is troubled by something coming and hurries off.
Exterior Night – The Village BB-8 pushes towards the vicarage.
Interior-Night – The Village Vicarage Vicar hands over the lightsaber. Poe is grateful, BB-8 rolls in.
Exterior Night – The Village Vicarage Poe sees Imperial Transports approach. Vicar tells Poe to go.
Exterior Night – Village Poe and BB-8 rush through the village as residents prepare for battle.
Exterior Night – Rise near village/X-wing Poe gets his ride ready, BB-8 too. Poe sends message.
Exterior – Night – Village Imperial Transports land; Stormtroopers get into disagreement with villagers.
Interior – Night Village – Stormtrooper Transport Finn and Stormtroopers leave the transport under fire.
Exterior – Night The Village Finn’s buddy is not well. He leaves a mark on Finn. (Note concept art depicts the mark as blood from a wound–the friend touches Finn’s helmeted face, leaving three blood marks on it.)
Exterior – Night Rise Near near village/X-wing Poe sends message, sees another Imperial arrive.
Exterior – Night – The Village A huge Imperial shuttle lands beside the Stromtrooper transports.
Exterior – Night – The Village Vicar watches Flamethrower Stormtroopers. Finn spares a villager. Kylo Ren arrives.
Exterior – Night Village/X-wing Poe watches Kylo Ren’s arrival from a distance.
Exterior – Night The Village Vicarage Kylo Ren confronts the Vicar.
Exterior – Night The Village/X-wing Poe watches the confrontation and BB-8 wants to get moving.
Exterior – Night- The Village – Vicarage Kylo Ren out is out of patience, says “goodbye” to the Vicar.
Exterior – Night – Rise Near Village/X-wing Poe sees sudden end, hides lightsaber in BB-8. They go their separate ways.
Exterior – Night – Village/X-wing Stormtroopers make a mess of Poe’s X-wing.
Exterior – Night – Outskirts of Village (Desert Location) BB-8 watches as Stormtroopers depart, huge fireball.
Exterior – Night – Outskirts of the Village BB-8 watches as Stormtroopers destroy Poe’s ride (backlot)
CG Exterior – Night – Star Destroyer in the Distance Imperial Troop Transporters and Kylo Ren’s shuttle head for the Star Destroyer.
Max von Sydow concept art Star Wars Episode VII
Making Star Wars notes that it seems pretty clear that the Vicar, who is rumored to be portrayed by the legendary Max von Sydow, will die early on, which is such a waste of an iconic talent…or is it? What better way for the great Max von Sydow to make his indelible mark on the Star Wars movie we all want and deserve, than going out against the likes of reported Sith agent, Kylo Ren? Especially if he stands tall and bravely faces the evil threat.
Hopefully we will get to see a brand new trailer before May 1st, when Avengers: Age of Ultron airs (Rumors has it debuting then), but if I were a betting man, I’d say the second trailer will be preemptively released by Abrams or Disney, to thwart those pesky Internet hackers.