Star Wars 7 Leaks: News And Rumors About Daisy Ridley & Max Von Sydow’s Roles, AT-ATs Return, Leia & The Hutts [SPOILERS]
Rumors! The Star Wars Episode VII is production is full of them, so it's best to start this article off by saying none of this is official. It's up to you to (dis)believe what you read here about AT-AT houses and kooky old cyborgs in JJ Abrams' as yet untitled Star Wars episode.
According to Badass Digest and Making Star Wars, the character played by Daisy Ridley is most definitely named Kira - probably in an homage to female NPCs the world over. She lives in a toppled AT-AT on a desert planet which, as far as we know, is NOT Tatooine. The severed hand clutching a lightsaber that allegedly opens the film is found by a blue alien guy, and brought to junkyard dealer Daisy.
With her is Max Von Sydow, playing an old cyborg coot, who rambles on without making much sense - until he sees the lightsaber, which turns him lucid and even makes him namedrop some prequel characters.
More uncertainly, Badass also reports that there's very little Leia news besides the fact that she apparently has a scene with multiple Hutts (scroll down to the comments for the writer to talk on that one).
Finally, a HUGE SPOILER was rumored on Making Star Wars, which I will link to you here. I'm sorry I read it - it's "I am your father" big - so click that link at your own peril!
Star Wars: Episode VII is hitting theaters December 18, 2015.