There’s a new Episode VII synopsis being spread around places like Reddit and Star Wars fan sites today, and could be fake but it’s worth mentioning as it’s a very good non-spoilery description of The Force Awakens.
The source of this is 4chan, so…you know:
“When a ruthless prince rises to power and threatens galactic peace, a runaway soldier, an uncongenial scavenger, and a hot shot pilot find their fates intertwined as they embark on a journey to find the most powerful warrior in the galaxy.”
This is definitely the type of vague description Lucasfilm would apply to the movie as to not spoil anything, and it’s definitely on the nose as to what the movie is about. The “ruthless prince” line is sparking a lot of speculation and driving people crazy, which is why the synopsis could be fake. That’s not to say there isn’t any relation between that character and someone who could be considered royalty, but it’s something strange to put right there in a synopsis that would be read by a lot of people who don’t want to be spoiled.
Based on the source of this, it’s probably fake. But I wouldn’t be shocked if the real synopsis is very close to what is here.