There Is A New General In ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

As the Star Wars: The Force Awakens press tour kicks off with the Entertainment Weekly interviews, details about the film are starting to emerge.

Turn back now if you don’t want anything spoiled.

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The Jedi were the villains of the story.

According to EW, the First Order Stormtroopers are recruited as children and fed propaganda about the war between the Empire and the Rebellion. The Imperial Forces are portrayed as the good guys in those stories. Finn has been taught that Luke Skywalker was “a villain who destroyed the benevolent Empire.”

There is a new General in the galaxy.

According to EW, Princess Leia has a new title that reflects her role as the rebel leader. “She’s referred to as General,” said Abrams. “But … there’s a moment in the movie where a character sort of slips and calls her ‘Princess.’”


Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in theaters December 18, 2015.

Matthew Sardo
Matthew Sardo
As the founder of Monkeys Fighting Robots, I'm currently training for my next job as an astronaut cowboy. Reformed hockey goon, comic book store owner, video store clerk, an extra in 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon,' 'Welcome Back Freshman,' and for one special day, I was a Ghostbuster.