Worth the bothan?
Ten big questions from Episode VII
How does Max von Sydow’s old man from the opening scene know Luke Skywalker? Why was he entrusted with his whereabouts? How did Poe Dameron escape from the crashing TIE Fighter, make his way across Jakku, and find his way back to the Resistance? Is Supreme Leader Snoke a Sith Lord? And, seeing as we only saw him as a hologram, where is he based? How did Snoke entice Kylo Ren (Han and Leia’s son, Ben) to the Dark Side? Are any of the Jedi-in-training Ren turned on still alive? If the First Order is such a big threat, why is the Republic leaving the Resistance to battle them single-handed? Is Rey Luke’s daughter? If she isn’t, who are/ were her parents? Why did they abandon her on Jakku? And why does Leia embrace her like she knows her? Will Rey decide to train as a Jedi with Luke, or become full-time copilot of the Millennium Falcon with Chewbacca? We’re assuming Ren and Hux (above) made it off Starkiller Base alive, but what about Captain Phasma? Did she escape that trash compactor? Has anyone had such high billing in a movie for as little screentime as Mark Hamill gets here? And what the hell has he been doing on that island all this time? Is there anything in Star Wars mythology that might allow Han Solo to return as a rogueish smuggler ghost? Please?