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The media website /FILM has gotten their hands on an official script for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In an article, they've indicated that Disney has sent out the Episode VII screenplay to members of the Writers Guild of America for awards consideration. It is full of information containing minor details, but also a couple of important ones that would definitely need to be explored in the next movie.
Read after the break for a summary of these details. Be aware, major spoilers ahead.
The following are descriptions of scenes included in the screenplay:
The Knights of Ren:
Kylo Ren is with the Kniths of Ren at the moment he kills Luke's padawans. The script describes his companions as "the six other Knights of Ren." When General Hux talks to Supreme Leader Snoke, he refers to Kylo Ren as just "Ren." This implies that "Ren" is his name and "Kylo" a title (Just like "Vader" is a name and "Darth" a title). This would mean that he founded the Knights of Ren and they answer to him. The real question is: where are they now? I hope they are included in Episode VIII.
Kylo Ren Killing Han Solo
As we all know, Ben Solo tells Han that he needs to do something to stop the pain he has inside. Kylo Ren is conflicted between the dark and the light. He says so in his monologue with Darth Vader's mask. Killing his father was supposed to be his last action towards the dark side; it was supposed to make him stronger. According to the script, “Kylo Ren is somehow WEAKENED by this wicked act,” he is “horrified” and his shock is broken only when Chewbacca cries out in agony.
This really comes as a surprise. Killing Han made him weaker and he probably even regrets doing it. Will Kylo Ren be conflicted by this in the future, just like Vader was when the Emperor was trying to kill Luke?
Just like Anakin Skywalker before her, Rey feels the call of the dark side
Rey and Kylo Ren represent the new generation of the light and the dark. During their lightsaber duel, Ren tries to make Rey become his apprentice. This is very Sith of him. Vader tried the same with Luke after chopping off his hand on Bespin. Luke didn't budge and would rather throw himself into the emptiness before following Darth Vader to the dark side. Rey is never tempted by Ren, but at the moment Kylo is defeated on the floor (with a new scar on his face thanks to Rey), we see her stopping for a few seconds while the earth at her feet opens up, creating a cliff. The script says that she stops herself from killing him because she realizes she stands on a greater edge than even the cliff, the edge of the dark side.
Luke and Rey:
Luke's face when Rey offers him his old lightsaber is both amazed and conflicted. Of course we can understand why he is amazed at seeing his old lightsaber lost during his first duel with Darth Vader. But why is he conflicted? Is it because he doesn't want to train more padawans after what happened with Ben Solo (A.K.A. Kylo Ren)? Is there another more specific reason for him not to want to train her? Is it because he knows who Rey is?
The Location of the first Jedi Temple
By now we know that the map to Luke Skywalker was actually a map to the first Jedi temple (read all about it here). But we know little about the planet where this temple is. Well, the script says that the planet's name is “AHCH-TO." /FILM tells us that the word “Ahch” is a Hebrew word meaning “brother.” Is this an indication of something? Maybe we are reading too much into it and it's just a code name for the planet where Leia's brother is. Or maybe, it refers to someone else's brother. It is a long shot, but maybe this "brother" reference is explored in the next episode.
These pieces of information are very interesting and give us ideas of what's to come in Episode VIII.