The world premiere for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was held in Hollywood on Monday evening, finally giving a small portion of fans a chance to see the finished film, which will open in theaters across the country on Thursday, according to IMDb. Audience members were required to surrender smart phones and other devices to theater personnel before the show, to prevent anyone from leaking any footage to the Internet.
Those wishing to remain spoiler-free, please, don’t read any further.
Information about the plot and characters in the latest Star Wars has begun to leak onto the Internet, as reported by the Inquisitr. Despite rumors, none of the leaked information appears to confirm whether or not Luke Skywalker has turned to the dark side.
Mark Hamill, however, the actor who plays Luke Skywalker, has reportedly turned to the dark side of refusing to sign autographs, according to The Telegraph. Hamill has stated that he has become sick of seeing messages he puts thought into writing go up for sale on eBay “within hours.”
If I could know it's a fan (not a dealer), I'd sign all night. Tired of seeing what I sign on ebay within hours. https://t.co/PKvJMIk7RA— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) December 15, 2015
Almost everyone who commented about Star Wars: The Force Awakens seemed to have positive reviews.
1st Star Wars review: it was epic, awesome & perfect. The cast was stellar. JJ killed it!— RainnWilson (@rainnwilson) December 15, 2015
Perhaps only Piers Morgan, who reportedly hasn’t even seen the film, has been critical.
“If you want bad acting, terrible special effects and cheesy plots, watch Star Bores,” Morgan wrote about Star Wars: The Force Awakens in his column with the Daily Mail. The British journalist had some choice replies for fans unhappy with his assessment of the Star Wars films.
A toy that was released for sale to the public by Walmart ahead of schedule led to a Star Wars plot leak. The toy featured the character Rey, who is played by Diasy Ridley, as reported by the Inquisitr. The plot leak concerned the fact that she was wearing the uniform of a rebel fighter and came with a lightsaber, indicating that she is a Jedi.
Rey is said to have been abandoned on her home planet of Jakku when she was a child, to forever ponder why her parents never returned for her. Speculation with regard Rey being the child of Han Solo and Princess Leia, or possibly Luke Skywalker, is also circulating.
John Boyega’s character Finn remains somewhat of an enigma. We have seen him wearing a stormtrooper uniform in trailers, presumably on Rey’s home planet of Jakku, but we have also seen him wielding a lightsaber and gathering with rebel forces.
Some fans have wondered if Kylo Ren, played by Adam Driver, is Rey’s brother. Director J.J. Abrams was quoted with regard to Ren and his mask.
“The movie explains the origins of the mask and where it’s from, but the design was meant to be a nod to the Vader mask. [Ren] is well aware of what’s come before, and that’s very much a part of the story of the film,” Abrams was quoted.
Harrison Ford also revealed that Rey and Kylo Ren engage in a “sword fight.”
Not much is known about other new characters like Maz Kanata, played by Lupita Nyong’o, and Snoke, played by Andy Serki. Reportedly, the small droid BB-8 is definitely female and is a constant companion to Rey.
Star Wars fans are divided on whether or not they want to learn information about the plot of the The Force Awakens. Now that the film has been screened and information is staring to leak out, there is a greater risk that by simply using Twitter or Facebook one could expose oneself to important plot or character details.
According to the International Business Times a new website called Obi Quiet allows users to scrub their social media feeds of Star Wars leaks and plot spoilers inadvertently slipped onto social media.
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