Star Wars: The Force Awakens takes place 30 years after the Galactic Empire was defeated and the second Death Star was destroyed. The First Order is the only successor of the Galactic Empire, and the Resistance is led by General Leia Organa and working with the New Republic.
Luke Skywalker, the last known Jedi, has disappeared without a trace. The Resistance and the First Order are on a race to track down Skywalker. The fate of the entire galaxy lies in his hands, and the First Order will not rest until Skywalker is located and destroyed. It is up to Leia and the Resistance to find him and restore peace to the galaxy. When Finn and Rey meet on a desert planet, they team up with Han Solo and Chewbacca to find Luke Skywalker and save the galaxy once and for all.