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Let’s get one thing absolutely clear:

Far as I’m concerned, ANY information regarding new Star Wars films that did not originate with a source directly connected to Disney or Lucasfilm will be treated as rumor until confirmed. That doesn’t mean leaked bits of news that pop up here and there are not necessarily accurate–only that info which cannot be traced to a reliable source should not be treated as fact.

That being said, the folks over at Latino Review have got a couple of doozies for us today. Follow me after the jump for what the Episode VII rumor mill is currently churning out: 

First of all, word is the identities of the principal baddies of SW7 have been revealed. As we reported last month, word ’round the campfire says the sequel will involve John Boyega and Daisy Ridley finding Luke’s lightsaber on a desert planet, and embarking on a quest to locate the missing Jedi Master, who has not been seen since the events of Return of the Jedi.

Luke, apparently has been captured by a group called the Inquisitors–defenders of the Sith Order who could possibly be connected to the main villain of the new Star Wars Rebels animated series, and/or be inspired by the Inquisitors from the SW Expanded Universe.

The really tantalizing part is the reports that once located, Luke gives an account of the Inquisitors’ history, which includes a flashback sequence that Darth Vader himself will appear in, as well as a very young Princess Leia reportedly portrayed by Billie LourdCarrie Fisher‘s real-life daughter.

Talk of Lourd’s involvement in the film was first reported here back in June–so this part of the rumor may have some credence.

If you want my two cents (and I’ll assume you wouldn’t be reading this if you didn’t), I’m not so sure about this whole Inquisitor thing–it seems like way too convenient a connection to Star Wars Rebels. I know how SW fans think—being one myself–we WANT all the disparate parts of the franchise: The films, the TV shows, the novels, the comics, and the video games to fit together and form one big happy interconnected fictional universe….

Trouble is, it doesn’t work that way–never has, and never will–no matter how much we’d like it to. There are just too many different people and companies working on different parts of the franchise for all of them to work in concert.

BUT, until the film comes out–or at least until Disney/Lucasfilm gives us some solid information–it’s anyone’s guess what’s actually gonna happen.

Source: Latino Review

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