Rumors On Boyega & Christie’s “Star Wars” Roles

Following their plot spoiler revelations earlier this week, Bad Ass Digest has posted some more rumors and analysis regarding some of the characters in the upcoming “Star Wars: Episode VII” – specifically those of John Boyega and Gwendoline Christie.


Yesterday they indicated that Boyega’s character is an AWOL Stormtrooper on a mission of self-redemption. On a desert planet, which may not be Tatooine after all, he meets Daisy Ridley’s character and they come upon a severed hand holding Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber.

Today, the site indicates that Christie’s character is a villain, potentially an Imperial officer and Boyega’s commander before he went AWOL. Either way she is hunting him.

Their source adds: “The actress has been training with a lightsaber. Could she be an Imperial officer who has a lightsaber? Or is it something more? I’m hearing the S word (‘Sith’).”

After that they speculate that Christie’s role was originally written fairly gender neutral and was originally going to be a man – possibly the role that Benedict Cumberbatch was linked to in a much earlier draft.

How much of this will turn out to be true, we’ll have to wait and see.