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More on Star Wars Episode VII

Another week, more rumours about the new Star Wars film surfaces. The latest piece of news is regarding the plot. The storyline may or may not be correct. The story begins with a severed hand in space, the hand allegedly belongs to Luke Skywalker who hasn't been seen for thirty years. It falls into the possession of a ex-stormtrooper and his missus. They set off to find the owner of the hand. Along the way, they come across Han Solo and Chewbacca who tells the characters who the hand belongs to. A subplot is the creation of a super powerful new weapon that is more deadly than the Death Star which can destroy whole solar systems rather than just planets.

If the hand does belong to Luke Skywalker, it can't be the hand he lost in The Empire Strike Back. Skywalker lost his hand on the gas giant planet of Bespin unless it somehow managed to escape the planets atmosphere and ended up in space which is highly unlikely even for fantasy stories. The storyline has the main characters played by John Boyega and Daisy Ridley, both of whom seem a bit too old for those roles described in earlier treatments. The latest recruits to the film, Pip Anderson and Crystal Clarke are in my views more likely to play the main roles.

Another rumour has been that Carrie Fisher's daughter Billie Lourd will play Princess Leia in flashback scenes. Billie is said to look like her mum, I'll let you decide on that one.

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