I have recently watched the exciting science-fiction film The Force Awakens again. It takes place Thirty years after the second Death Star’s destruction, and finds The Evil First Order led by the evil Supreme Leader Snoke and his henchman Kylo Ren who are currently scouring the galaxy for Luke Skywalker who is in hiding. Meanwhile the Resistance, backed by the Republic and led by Luke’s sister, General Leia Organa send, their best pilot, Poe Dameron to retrieve information concerning Luke’s location from a village on the planet Jakku, where he meets Lor San Tekka.
Unfortunately the First Order is not far behind and they are attacked by Stormtroopers led by Captain Phasma and Kylo Ren, who capture Poe and destroy the village. Luckily Poe’s droid, BB-8, escapes with the map, eventually finding its way to a junkyard settlement where it meets a scavenger named Rey who is living in abject poverty, trading junk in exchange for food.
Meanwhile Ren interrogates Poe to learn the whereabouts of BB-8. Elsewhere a horrified Stormtrooper called Finn (John Boyega) deserts the First Order, and rescues Poe and after managing to escape they arrive on Jakku. Poe goes missing presumed dead so “Finn” makes his way to the nearest settlement where he encounters Rey and BB-8. Sadly The First Order tracks Finn to the settlement and launches an airstrike, forcing Rey, Finn and BB-8 to steal a run-down ship and flee the planet, hoping to find the whereabouts of the Rebel Base.
They encounter Han Solo and Chewbacca, and learn that the run down ship is the Millennium Falcon. Han then explain that Luke Skywalker tried to train a new generation of Jedi but disappeared after an apprentice turned to the Dark Side and became Kylo Ren, destroying all that Luke had built. Kylo Ren then became part of The evil First Order led by Supreme Commander Snoke from Star Killer Base, a planet which has been converted into a superweapon and is capable of destroying whole star systems.
Elsewhere the Falcon crew meet Maz Kanata, who can help them reach the Resistance, but Finn decides he’d rather keep running. Meanwhile Rey discovers Luke Skywalker’s first lightsaber which Finn takes for safekeeping. Unfortunately they are located by The First Order who attack. Luckily a squadron of Resistance X-Wing fighters also arrive led by Poe Dameron. Rey, however, is captured by Kylo Ren and taken to Starkiller Base where she is interrogated By Kylo Ren.
Elsewhere Han, Chewbacca, and Finn arrive at the Resistance base. Unfortunately they are once again located by Starkiller Base and Han, Chewbacca, Poe, Finn and Rey face a desperate race against time to destroy the superweapon before it destroys them. They then set off to try and find Luke.
Director JJ Abrams has also recently revealed that filming on the latest installment in the trilogy Star Wars IX has recently finished and a title announcement is imminent. The latest Star Wars film is set one year after the events of the previous film The Last Jedi. The film stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac and features unused footage of Carrie Fisher, who played Leia Organa, but tragically died in 2016. Fisher’s Daughter Billie Lourd is portraying another Resistance member in the film and Billy Dee Williams is also rumoured to be returning as Lando Calrissian. Richard E.Grant, Dominic Monaghan and Matt Smith have also been cast. John Williams, who composed the music for the previous films, will compose and conduct the score for Episode IX which is due for release in December 2019.