A new rumor which has been doing the rounds suggests who the main villains in Star Wars: Episode VII really are. Jedi Hunters are said to be the villains.
The central cast of villains in Star Wars: Episode 7 has just been identified. They comprise of Lupita Nyong’o, Adam Driver and David Oyelowo. The threesome is basically a trio of Jedi Hunters.
Internal sources told MakingStarWars that the "bad guys in Star Wars: Episode VII are being called “Jedi Hunters” by people working on and around the film. These are scary individuals, dressed in black, some helmeted, that hunt Jedi for the Empire."
Strangely, David Oyelowo is also rumored to be playing a secret role on another series of the same franchise (Imperial Inquisitor in Star Wars Rebels). As far as the visage of the villains is concerned, it is one of dark and chrome effects. And Lupita is also said to wear “yellow contact lenses” for her role.
The three appear to be royal and very novel in their façade which they show off to the audience onscreen. It’s been approximately three decades since The Return of the Jedi.
The villains are portrayed as the real reason behind there having been no republic for such a long time. And the villains adore the Sith to the point of genuflecting before him. Their main aim is to safeguard the Sith no matter what happens.
The villains are said to be "characterized by black and chrome with troopers in similar black and chrome uniforms. They’re very imperial, but very new."
"I could not be more excited about Lupita and Gwendoline joining the cast of Episode VII," says Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. "It's thrilling to see this extraordinarily talented ensemble taking shape."
As for the eighth episode of Star Wars, it has already had a spoiler alert of sorts. According to sources, it will feature an aging and decrepit Luke Skywalker who will not be able to stymie the progress of the Sith.
The Star Wars franchise began some time in the early 80s and it soon won hearts and minds by the sheer interest and curiosity it engendered.
Today it is a legend that has spawned several action figures from Yoda to Darth Vader. The franchise is an all-time favorite of teenagers and it appeals to the futuristic-minded people of the world.
The story’s major villain in the 80s was Darth Vader, a terrifying figure that was dressed in a black mask and cloak. The hero of course was none other than Luke Skywalker with his laser saber.
The fight between these two was the talk of the town back then. With a remake of the movie and some new characters on board the seventh and eighth episodes are ready to take the audiences for a spin.
It is going to take a lot of cash to make the current episode since the sets and special effects are not going to be easy to execute in their finesse and subtlety.
Star Wars: Episode VII cast include John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of the Saga Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker.
J.J. Abrams is the director of Star Wars: Episode VII while screenplay is written by Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams. Kathleen Kennedy, Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing and John Williams returns as the composer. Star Wars: Episode VII will hit theaters worldwide on December 18, 2015.