Star Wars Episode 7
Waiting for 2015
Star Wars Episode 7 is announced by Disney for 2015 and not a lot of details are known for the time being. It is, however, known that George Lucas was replaced by director J.J. Abrams who will be directing Star Wars Episodes VII through IX. Scribe Michael Arndt has also joined the team and he will be helping director Abrams with the screenplay.
The movie is expected to feature old characters from the original trilogy and they will be played by their original actors. So far Mark Hamill has confirmed that he would love to play the role of Luke Skywalker again along with Carrie Fisher who is eager to play the role of princess Leia. Harrison Ford is currently refusing to comment on his involvement in the films, but he was quoted saying that he is quite excited about the new films.
The Star Wars Episode 7 Story
The story (plot) of the new movie is still quite unknown and we are sure that Disney will try to hide it until the official release of the movie. However, it is hard to keep people shielded from any spoilers since some of the plot is well-known thanks to the expanded universe.
The expanded universe is a collection of stories, books, comics and games which were approved and published by G. Lucas. The movie will have to follow what has already been said in the books, and thus they will probably aim for a story which hasn't yet been covered. So far the books have, in great detail, talked about what happens 5 to 10 years after Star Wars Episode 6. Thus we may expect the story to take place 20 to 40 years after Return of the Jedi.
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Return of Admiral Thrawn?
In the expanded universe Admiral Thrawn is one of the major antagonists and a very powerful threat to Luke Skywalker and the rebellion. After the death of the Emperor and the destruction of the second Death Star, the rebellion will turn the tides of war.
Many admirals and generals of Empire will start fighting each other for power while the rebellion grows and prospers. Thrawn was on a mission in the Unknown Regions during all of this and he will return 4 years after the battle of Endor. Once he arrives he will unite what is left of the imperial forces and begin his campaign against the New Republic and the new Jedi Order. He will be rather successful, but he will, in the end, fail and will be betrayed by his own.
But many wonder - is Thrawn dead? Ten years after his death a clone of him was found in a laboratory and from what Luke Skywalker discovered it seems that this wasn't the only clone out there.
Aside from this Admiral Thrawn was also known for his attempts to clone dead Jedi and use their powers against the new Republic. It is also known that he has the aid of a dark Sith.
These few facts already make for a very interesting story concept, wouldn't you agree? This Star Wars Episode 7 blog was among the first to discuss this concept and make their own fan fiction.
The Lost Tribe of Sith
Several thousands of years before the events that the movies follow, a group of Sith crashed on a unknown world where they quickly conquered the native population and started building their own civilization. Video games have often mentioned this and included these Sith warriors into their plotline and there is actually a lot of information about them.
But the most interesting thing is their return to the known galaxy. When Luke Skywalker becomes a Grand Jedi Master and the New Republic defeats the Empire, the Lost Tribe of Sith will be called upon. They will learn of the events that took place over the years and will prepare to go to war in order to destroy the new and fragile Republic. Their main goal will be the assassination of Luke Skywalker who has grown very powerful over the years.
The Sith are an avoidable concept for any Star Wars movie, and it is very likely that Star Wars Episode 7 will have to include this part of the expanded universe into its story.
Director J.J. Abrams is yet to call on anyone, but he most likely will soon. So far the following actors have expressed their wish to continue their roles in the new Star Wars movie.
- Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker
- Carrie Fisher and Leia Solo
- Anthony Daniels as C-3PO
- Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian
Harrison Ford is currently refusing to comment on whether or not he will play the role of Han Solo.
John Williams Will Compose the Music Again
The legendary composer Sir John Williams has written the music for each of the six movies so far. He has confirmed that he will gladly write the music for the new trilogy and that he will soon shedule his other work so that he has time to completely devote himself to the new movie.