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Star Wars Episode 7 Plot Hints Appear in New Tweet, New Skywalker Character?

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  • Director and writer of "Star Wars" George Lucas (C) poses with cast members Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill along with characters "Darth Vader" (L) "3CPO" (in gold) "R2D2" (short robot) and "Chewbacca" (background).
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    Director and writer of "Star Wars" George Lucas (C) poses with cast members Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill along with characters "Darth Vader" (L) "3CPO" (in gold) "R2D2" (short robot) and "Chewbacca" (background).
By Vincent Funaro, Christian Post Reporter
June 17, 2014|1:44 pm

The "Star Wars: Episode 7" plot could feature a new Skywalker character.

A new tweet sent out by John Boyega, one of the film's stars, hints at the possibility of the Skywalker name once again meaning something significant to the next instalment in the series. He simply tweeted "Skywalker."

He also attempted to explain the tweet and could have been covering up a spoiler in the process.

"The power of great character names. Helps us connect with them," he said.

This could point to Boyega playing a new Skywalker character in the film as his role still hasn't been confirmed. It also could just be an appreciation for the names invented by series creator George Lucas. None of that has been made clear at this time.

The new Skywalker character could be a child of Luke or his sister Leia. In Star Wars books Leia and Hans Solo give birth to twins Jacen and Jaina. One of them might take on the Skywalker moniker.

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Harrison Ford might not return to the set of "Star Wars: Episode 7" for eight weeks after sustaining an ankle injury last week.

The Hollywood reporter and The Mirror confirmed his injury and claim that the film's shooting will stay on schedule with Ford's scenes pushed to the back and replaced by ones that don't include him. This will be done in order to meet the film's Dec. 18, 2015 release date.

Hans Solo himself sustained a "bad ankle injury" while filming last Wednesday. He was hospitalized in London afterwards, according to a report from Variety.

The incident happened at Pinewood studios "when a hydraulic door reportedly fell down and hit him, possibly fracturing his ankle," Variety reported.

 

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