Star Wars Episode VII: The Search for Skywalker? (Possible Spoilers)

Luke Skywalker Lightsaber Deleted Scene

Is Luke in hiding when Episode VII begins?

As production of Star Wars Episode VII continues despite Harrison Ford’s injury, it’s only natural that more and more plot details will gradually leak out. Despite Bad Robot having things locked down to protect the “Mystery Box”, as licensees get their hands on things to produce toys and other merchandise stuff is going to start to leak. This isn’t like Star Trek where Bad Robot was able to control everything, this time the Mystery Box will be in the hands of many different companies and we’re going to know a lot of things Abrams doesn’t want us to until December 18th, 2015.

Today a minor thing leaked out that may be pretty big if true. This one was spotted by our buddies at and it comes from Mr. Beaks at AICN who claims that the plot of Episode VII is about:

Han Solo is pretty much the main character of EPISODE VII, leading a galaxy-wide search party for Luke Skywalker.

This actually ties in well with previous plot rumors about the movie and the state of the galaxy following Return of the Jedi. Despite some very strong resistance to the concept from Expanded Universe-holdouts, it’s sounding very much like the Empire wasn’t completely wiped out. If there really are Inquisitors hunting Jedi in the years following the Battle of Endor, it’s very believable that Luke Skywalker would go into hiding as he’d be at the top of their kill list.