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    At last, the new Star Wars film has a name. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the official title of J.J. Abrams’ space saga, as it appeared on today. The new film, which takes place thirty years after the events of the original Star Wars trilogy, is finishing up shooting now, with the cast celebrating at a wrap party last week.

    The title offers the first clue, however vague, about what the film’s plot might be. Return of the Jedi left off with the Empire defeated, the Emperor dead, and Darth Vader finally liberated from evil in his afterlife. Obviously, the new movie isn’t going to be a little character study about people living in a time of peace, so one must assume that when they say The Force awakens, the dark side is springing out of bed first.

    Here is what we do know about it: The film is directed by J.J. Abrams, and returns original series stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford. They will be joined by new stars John Boyega (Attack the Block), Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis), Adam Driver (Girls), newcomer Daisy Ridley, Domhnall Gleeson (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows), Andy Serkis, and Max von Sydow. Anthony Daniels will be returning as C-3PO, too, while Peter Mayhew will don the Chewbacca costume once again.

    The far-flung production of the film saw segments filmed in London’s Pinewood Studio, County Kerry, and Abu Dhabi, and just wrapped. Abrams wrote this heartfelt note to his cast and crew, who did their best to keep their lips sealed about the film even as photo leaks plagued production.

    The force will be awakening in theaters on December 18, 2015.

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    ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens': Leaked Scene Shows 'Darth Vader’s' Attack On The Wickermans In Tatooine--Report - International Business Times

    Filming for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" wrapped up days ago. However, movie spoilers continue to leak ahead of the film's U.S. release on Dec. 18, 2015. This time a look back at the desert location of the movie gives a glimpse of what could happen at Tatooine.

    Jason Ward over at Makingstarwars has once again shared some interesting details about the desert set of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." Taking queue from the movie's painted storyboards, Ward claims the desert plains of Tatooine will include a Darth Vader scene where the Incendiary Troopers are involved.

    The Tatooine scene will reportedly start with a ship landing on the desert. This ship supposedly looks like a mix between an Imperial Shuttle and a Sandcrawler. The storyboard allegedly shows the ship with guns on its short wings and a ramp resembling the Imperial Shuttle's ramp. This ship according to Ward is seen landing on a village resembling that on the photo leaked in August by Cinelinx.

    The ship opens and two Stormtroopers and a figure cloaked in black ascend. According to Ward what happens next shows the huts in the village in flames. More Stormtroopers have apparently taken over the village. They "continue to advance with flamethrowers burning the village, " Ward said. However, one of the Stormtroopers is seen on the ground bleeding as signs of resistance begin.

    "Lasers whip past their helmets, depicting fierce resistance," Ward said.

    Its believed the Wickermans are the resistance the Imperial Forces are dealing with. They reportedly have sniper riffles which could explain the lasers firing back at the Stormtroopers. Makingstarwars describes the Wickermans as scary-looking aliens with "white, skeletal, black eye sockets with little pin points or eyes." Its head looks "pointed but where a hair line would begin, there's pointy wicker like brambles sticking straight up." The alien posesses a sniper rifle with a scope on it and its barrel looking like it has a rocket on it.

    Despite the resistance, the villagers are said to be of no match to the Stormtroopers. According to Ward, the Tatooine storyboard for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" shows the entire village in flames as the "Incendiary Troopers have done their work well." Likewise, the cloacked figure, who is depicted as the villain Darth Vader, is seen standing from a distance. He is seen with several Stormtroopers watching Tatooine huts burn to the sand.

    Ward supposed 'Darth Vader' and the Stormtroopers were out to hunt for John Boyega's character in Tatooine. As previously reported by the International Business Times, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" could feature the actor as an Imperial Soldier. He has supposedly gone AWOL and is being hunted down by his commander. Its believed his TIE Fighter was gunned down over at Tatooine. But the Wickermans have succesfully hid it from sight as they were scavening the desert.

    Additionally Ward claims the attack on Tatooine would also "put Kira on her path with no turning back when the life she once knew is burned to the ground." It's believed the destruction on Tatooine would awaken the force inside Daisy Ridley's rumoured character.