Disney and Lucasfilm have refused to divulge plot details for Star Wars Episode 7 The Force Awakens but that doesn’t stop fans and members of the media from speculating about the possible plot of the upcoming film, which is scheduled to hit theaters on December 18 this year.
In fact, iDigital Times said, a website has speculated that the new film could feature a fledgling New Republic that is threatened by a group called The First Order and by the aspirations of some Republic senators to return to the prosperity and wealth they enjoyed under the auspices of the Galactic Empire.
According to the website Making Star Wars, their sources said that, before the events of the film, the character Supreme Leader Snoke, played by Andy Serkis, successfully manipulated the New Republic senate into not attacking the group, The First Order, provided that they remain in the galaxy’s Outer Rim.
He also convinces some senators to his side by reminding them of their prosperity during the reign of the Galactic Empire under Emperor Palpatine. Eventually, these senators decide to support an invasion of the Republic by the First Order so that they can bring back their glory days under Imperial rule.
However, Leia Organa managed to organize a resistance designed to fight back against The First Order and it is this resistance that leads the story in the new film, which covers events that transpired after the invasion.
Although Disney and Lucasfilm are generally secretive on the plot details of the film, director J.J. Abrams let on during an interview with Vanity Fair last May that the concept of family will be central to the story of Star Wars: Episode 7.