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7 Predictions/Suggestions for Star Wars Episode VII
All right, I would like to revisit a galaxy far, far away once more. In this particular article, I would like to make a few predictions and suggestions based on the previous two Star Wars Trilogies. I would like to begin with crediting my brother for one of these just like he helped me with the idea for my Darth Article.
Prediction/Suggestion #1: Show us some new alien races.
This is sci-fi. We need more aliens. Perhaps some of the races that are mentioned in The Original Trilogy but have never really been shown could appear on screen. One of these races could be the Bothans. Perhaps, you know we could have a Bothan spy, who could possibly die.
The Darth Caedus Books
Prediction/Suggestion #2: Jacen and Jaina or at least some iteration of them should be main characters.
All right, I am not going to say that they definitely have to be named Jacen and Jaina, but the Star Wars Trilogies both focused on The Skywalker Family, which now probably includes The Solo Family. This one should continue to do that. Han and Leia should be married, and they should have kids.
Prediction/Suggestion #3: Type of Story should be the passing of the torch to the next generation.
This is the most obvious one and seems to be confirmed with some things that Mark Hamill has said about the movie. The movie should be about passing the torch to the next generation of Solos/Skywalkers. As much as I love the old cast, they have had their story told. They have battled the evil empire, and they have overcome. Luke Skywalker has faced the darkness within himself and has become a Jedi like his father before him. Now, it is time to see a new generation of Jedis and scoundrels gallivanting about the galaxy, fighting evil, and generally owning. This of course makes me hope that the new cast is good. I think that the movie will most likely focus on Jacen and Jaina Solo. Another reason for the passing of the torch story is that we have already had the redemption story (quite well done actually) with The Original Trilogy and the fall from grace story (poorly done) with The Prequel Trilogy. It is time for a passing of the torch story. And yes, Jacen and Jaina should obviously have to struggle with the Dark Side.
The First of the Thrawn Books
Prediction/Suggestion #4: We need a new type of villain.
This was something that my brother convinced me of. As much as I really like the Sith and wish for there to be epic lightsaber battles like in the preview for the game Star Wars: The Old Republic, the Sith have been beaten. We have had the Sith around for two trilogies now. To borrow from my brother, we have done the Kryptonians versus Superman, now we need Lex Luthor. We need some cold calculating villain, possibly bald. Perhaps, he has some Dark Jedi that he is able to maneuver around the game board, but this man should be a chess player, not a Palpatine. He might still have the force, but it should be a weak connection. Perhaps, he is skilled at seeing the future, but he cannot do much else. Basically, this person should be a master tactician like Grand Admiral Thrawn.
Prediction/Suggestion #5: People need to die.
Han, Leia, Luke, Chewbacca, R2-D2, and C3-PO have all waltzed through one trilogy or in the case of the droids two trilogies, but now, it is time for someone to meet his end. This could be a great setup for the inciting incident of the movie. Now, I personally want to have some Harrison Ford in this movie because he is awesome. Also I think that there should be another plan for what to do with Luke. Chewbacca, R2-D2, or C3-PO dying would probably not have the same emotional impact as one of the three main humans dying. This leaves Leia as the clear choice. Before you accuse me of sexism here though, there is actually a more logical plot reason for this as well. She should have become the president, chancellor, prime minister, or consul whatever you want to call it of The New Republic. This is something that really only Leia (of the original characters) will be able to be. Because of this, she will be a massive target for assassination. The villain has her assassinated. This then starts a hunt in which Jacen and Jaina are both involved. Of course this sets up for their struggle with the Dark Side as they are in part seeking vengeance in their anger over their mother’s death. They begin to tread the deadly path of anger, fear, and aggression. This was another that my brother convinced me of.
The beginning of the series where they get engaged
Prediction/Suggestion #6: Luke Skywalker should have a wife.
Now, I am not saying that it has to be Mara Jade. As much as I like her character as created by Timothy Zahn, I understand that she might be a little hard to introduce in the movie. He should have a wife though. I mean come on; after everything he sacrificed for The New Republic, doesn’t he deserve some marital bliss? I also want this because I want them to drop all that idiotic Jedi do not marry crap from the prequel trilogy. They are knights, not monks! So Luke Skywalker should have a wife, and who knows maybe even a kid. That way we could easily set up a trio of new characters to go gallivanting around the galaxy. We could also do that with Anakin Solo of course. I will say that Luke’s wife should not be the horrible character Callista.
Prediction/Suggestion #7: Luke Skywalker will die.
This has tradition behind it. I mean seriously let us take a step back and look. Back in 1977 when A New Hope came out, we were introduced to a courageous kid, an awesome scoundrel, a daring princess, and a wise old Jedi Master. By the end of the movie, the Jedi Master was dead. Back in 1999 when A Phantom Menace came out, we were introduced to a daring queen, a courageous kid, a Jedi Apprentice, and an awesome Jedi Master. By the end of the movie, the Jedi Master was dead. Are you getting a theme here? In 2015, Luke Skywalker is probably going to be the Jedi Master, which means he is a deader. This will probably of course happen at the end of the movie. Also there is some good evidence pointing towards Luke having a beard in the movie. Yet again both Qui Gon and Obi-wan had beards.
As I have said in a previous article, I really trust J. J. Abrams. I am looking forward to this movie immensely and am expecting it to be a far better movie than any of the prequel trilogy. I believe that it will return Star Wars to the glory that it deserves. Of course, there is always a chance that it will turn out like Indiana Jones 4: The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. I shudder to think.