Star Wars: The Force Awakens Ending Details And More Revealed In Official Screenplay

Disney has sent out the Star Wars: The Force Awakens screenplay to members of the Writers Guild of America for awards consideration. The screenplay pretty much reflects the final film, including lines improvised or changed during the filming, and excludes any form of deleted scenes that were most definitely in the shooting script. That said, the descriptions in the screenplay give us some confirmations and clues that you might find interesting.

Hit the jump to get more info about Luke Skywalker, get confirmations about what exactly we see in Rey's vision, dive into the the internal conflicts of Rey and Kylo Ren, and discover new details about The Force Awakens ending.

Warning: Spoilers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens follow. If you haven't yet seen the film, do not read the following post. It should also be noted that the following screenplay has not been uploaded to Disney's official For Your Consideration website, and was obtained through third hand sources. While I can't personally 100% confirm the legitimacy of the screenplay, it looks to be far too accurate to not be the real thing.

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Luke Skywalker's Planet

The script gives a name for the planet that we find Luke Skywalker on at the end of the film. The planet is referred to as "AHCH-TO" in this official script. The planet is described as having a "pristine and mighty OCEAN" with "endless BLUE, dotted with random, beautiful, mountainous BLACK ROCK ISLANDS, dotted with countless GREEN TREES."

Interestingly Ahch-to is not a known planet in all of Star Wars lore, but "Ahch" is a Hebrew word meaning "brother." Is this somehow a subtle way of suggesting that Luke is somehow her brother? How would that be possible? It could also speak towards Leia sending Rey to find her brother on this planet. It might also be a placeholder name — I could see them using it to stand in for "Act 2" as this moment leads to the second act of this sequel trilogy.

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Luke Skywalker Immediately Knows Who Rey Is and Why She Is Here

The script describes Luke Skywalker as being older now, with white hair and a beard. It says that he looks at Rey with a "kindness in his eyes, but there's something tortured, too." Most interestingly, it says that Luke "doesn't need to ask her who she is, or what she is doing here." Does this mean that he knows Rey is his child? Or does this mean that he knows because of the Force? The script only adds that "his look says it all."

After Rey pulls Luke's lightsaber from her pack, the script describes her holding it out to him as "An offer. A plea. The galaxy's only hope." And of course the script ends on "HOLD ON LUKE SKYWALKER'S INCREDIBLE FACE, amazed and conflicted at what he sees, as our MUSIC BUILDS, the promise of an adventure, just beginning..." It's interesting that the script says Luke is both amazed and conflicted.

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Rey's Vision Confirmations

The screenplay confirms a bunch of the imagery that we see in the vision Rey experiences when she touches Luke Skywalker's lightsaber:

  • We pretty much knew that the first image is that of a hallway in Cloud City, but this script confirms it, calling it "a hallway of from deep inside Cloud City" and mentions a "mechanical breathing sound" and also that "disembodied voices fill the air."
  • Some people have argued that the image of Luke Skywalker and R2-D2 was not from the attack on Skywalker's new Jedi Training Academy, but the script confirms that we "see a BURNING TEMPLE AT NIGHT" in the background.
  • As for the man stabbed with a lightsaber, some fans have incorrectly identified that as Constable Zuvio, but we've previously debunked that claim. The script says that it is "A WARRIOR" who is stabbed by "A FIERY LIGHTSABER!"
  • And while we have assumed that the men around Kylo Ren in this vision are the Knights of Ren, the screenplay officially confirms this: "We PIVOT AROUND HER to REVEAL KYLO REN, and the six other KNIGHTS OF REN, who flank him!"

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Young Rey Is Left With Unkar Plutt

Most interesting, the screenplay confirms that is is in fact Simon Pegg's character Unkar Plutt who is seen next to young Rey when she is abandoned on Jakku. Many people, including us, thought that looked like his arm, but this makes it official.

The script says, "A little girl. Rey as a child. She is sobbing, hysterical. Unkar Plutt's meaty hand holds her thin arm. She is on Jakku, watching a starship fly into the sky, abandoning her." Rey yells, "No, come back!" and Unkar Plutt responds, "Quiet, girl!" as the "ship flies towards the desert sun, which is strangely eclipsed, as if being eaten by darkness."

This is very interesting, because why was Rey left with Unkar Plutt on Jakku? Earlier in the film her relationship with the alien junk dealer seems to be strictly business. Is it possible that Unkar Plutt got the Millennium Falcon from Han Solo in exchange for watching Rey as a child?

But if that's the case, why doesn't Han Solo seem like he knows who she is when he first encounters her? It's possible that he had a homing beacon on the ship for if it ever took off from Jakku, and only realizes that Rey is his daughter when she mentions her name as they are preparing to enter Maz Kanata's castle. This is when Han offers her a job on the Falcon.

Then again, Rey says earlier in the film that Unkar Plutt stole the Falcon from "the Irving Boys, who stole it from Ducain." Apparently in the Journey to the Force Awakens book Smuggler's Run, Han Solo tells a bunch of bounty hunters to tell Ducain and the Irving boys that he and Chewbacca are not afraid of them, which suggests Ducain and the Irving boys really did steal the Falcon. Meaning the famous ship was not payment from Solo to take care of young Rey.

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Kylo Ren Is Horrified By His Actions

The script gives us some internal insight into Kylo Ren after he just killed his father Han Solo. The screenplay notes that "Kylo Ren is somehow WEAKENED by this wicked act," noting that he is "horrified" and his "SHOCK is broken only when" Chewbacca cries out in agony.

In the official novelization it is revealed that Snoke tells Kylo that Darth Vader's one weakness was his love for his son Luke Skywalker, and if it were not for that one flaw, the Dark Side would have won.

It's interesting that killing his father was supposed to make Kylo Ren stronger, but in the end it just made him feel weaker.

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Rey Feels the Pull of the Dark Side

During the lightsaber duel at the end of the story, the screenplay gives us some insight into what's going on inside Rey's head during the end of this big battle. As Rey slashes Kylo again and again with Luke Skywalker's lightsaber, the script says that as Ren goes down, suddenly he is "a fearful man, a large burn scar slashed across his face."

As he reaches for his saber, the screenplay adds: "And she could kill him — right now, with ONE VICIOUS STRIKE! But she stops. Realizing she stands on a greater edge than even the cliff — the edge of the dark side. The earth SHAKES. The earth splits. A gully forms." Its interesting that Rey also feels the internal pull of the dark side in this moment.

In the official novelization, Rey actually hears a voice insider her head say "Kill him." The voice is described as "amorphous, unidentifiable, raw" and "powered by "pure vengeful emotion." But the audio book seems to reveal it's the voice of Supreme Leader Snoke.