'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Rumors Surrounded By Controversy

Anne Kennedy

Rumors concerning Star Wars: The Force Awakens have movie fans buzzing. As noted by the Inquisitr, the trailer revealed some new characters and even a new, cool-looking lightsaber design, but this is just the tip of the iceberg.

Leaked photos, including some you'll find at the bottom of the page, are making their way around the internet. Meanwhile, in a recent interview with Yahoo! Movies, Star Wars VII actor Oscar Isaac said that leaks basically amount to spoilers that fly in the face of the true fan experience.

"I can't speak for the cast and crew, I can just speak for myself, but for me I thought, 'Don't you want to wait so you can get the real thing?'"

At the same time, Isaac says that certain Star Wars leaks and the rumors they've created do generate even more excitement around the upcoming film.

"I don't think these little leaks necessarily ruined watching the trailer. And also, the plot theories that get that formulated based on these things – they couldn't be more far off-base."

— Andrea G ™ (@good_wifey) January 3, 2015

Some of the rumors around Star Wars: The Force Awakens are juicily enticing, while others have been debunked. Will Aaron Paul play a role as young Han Solo? The Daily Beast examined this and other Star Wars rumors curated from several gossip sites.

Is Luke Skywalker really an evil robot who has fallen to the Force's dark side? Will banned Russian band Pussy Riot be in the upcoming Star Wars film, potentially playing as a cantina band? These are just a few of the rumors that have yet to be proven or debunked.

Will Obi-Wan Kenobi turn out to be Luke Skywalker's real father? Will the upcoming Star Wars sequels contain anything pertaining to the Expanded Universe? Will Han Solo die? These are a few of the rumors that have been soundly debunked. The rumor surrounding Han Solo's potential death is one that has been in existence since before The Empire Strikes Back was released.

Oscar, who plays the part of Poe Dameron said that security surrounding the newest Star Wars film is ultra-tight in an effort to prevent the leaks that start rumors in the first place. When he auditioned for his part, he wasn't sent the script to read beforehand.

"You go to the place, and they have a room with cameras and you sit there and read the script. They're incredibly protective, because nowadays, with however many hundreds of blogs and this and that, people are just ravenous for content. So because of that, there has to be such tight security around it. And it gets in the way of the process a bit, but it's understandable."

Rumors are sure to keep flying. We'll find out which ones are true when Star Wars: The Force Awakens arrives in theaters this coming December.

— BuzzHorn (@buzzhornmedia) January 3, 2015

— TV Secretes (@BScenex) December 31, 2014

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