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Rumors plentiful for ‘Force’

One “Force Awakens” rumor has John Boyega’s character being related to Mace Windu.
One “Force Awakens” rumor has John Boyega’s character being related to Mace Windu. Lucasfilm

Because there has been so little officially released about “Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens,” there has been a lot more room for speculation about what is going to happen in the film.

Those rumors have included that Boba Fett will pop up in the movie. Another suggests Darth Vader is still alive. Then there’s the one where Finn is the son of Leia and Lando Calrissian.

The wildest rumor Oscar Isaac - who plays Poe Dameron in “The Force Awakens” - heard was that Jar Jar has become the most powerful Sith Loard in the galaxy.

Lucasfilm boss and “Force” executive producer, Kathleen Kennedy, put that rumor to rest when she guaranteed there would be no Jar Jar Binks in “The Force Awakens.”

John Boyega, who portrays Finn, had been reading online that his character was a relative of Mace Windu (Samuel L. Jackson). That resulted in an interesting close encounter at a party wit the actor who appeared in “The Phantom Menace.”

Boyega says, “I was at a party, and someone behind me just tapped me on the shoulder and was just like, ‘Yo. Black Jedi!’ I turned around and it’s Samuel L. Jackson, ‘He’s my son!’”

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