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Star Wars Episode 7

Updated on April 29, 2013
A fan-made poster for Star Wars Episode VII
A fan-made poster for Star Wars Episode VII | Source

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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Admiral Thrawn is a male Chiss
Admiral Thrawn is a male Chiss | Source

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.

One of the books from the expanded universe
One of the books from the expanded universe

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.

The Cast

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.

Will the original cast be back for another movie?
Will the original cast be back for another movie?

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.

Let us remember J. William's famous score

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    • Rasimo profile image

      Rasimo 3 years ago

      Nice story!

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      rmcmillen 4 years ago

      I agree. It'll either rock or suck, no middle ground. I don't think they are lying about anything thus far, but Disney tends to take a great deal and still screw it up somehow. Even their movies that make a ton of money is fueled by fans of the source material that would blindly like it....... Yet if you look at them without rosé colored glasses, some of their even most successful movies blow. Lastly I will point out that you are (as almost always) correct about JJ being on for only one, if this IS a hit, just as with Michael Bay (blast him outta the sky, will somebody?) he will almost certainly comeback for more. He is a fan to begin with and Disney has deep pockets...... Even if true dans hate it, if it does good numbers.... He'll be back.

      And again? Loved this article.

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      Steven Escareno 4 years ago

      I think this film will either be a hit, or it'll fail. there won't be an in between here. however, to be fair, disney and lucas studios already announced that the new film will be an original story, and even the writers for the spin off films that are currently in the works said that they weren't going to refer to the expanded universe stuff either.

      Of course, they could always be lying about it, as that's been known to happen before as well. however, all im saying is i wouldn't keep your hopes up that this new trilogy will follow any of the expanded star wars universe books, games and etc because we don't know yet. for all we know, they might not even base them off those at all, and make it a new story as they adamantly said in interviews.

      plus, jj abrams is only signed on for episode 7, as kathleen kennedy the new ceo of lucas films even said they haven't officially decided on a director yet for the other two.

      other than that, i did enjoy reading your thoughts on this stuff. if you ask me, i think it might be best if they incorporated elements from the expanded universe source material, but not made it a straight adaptation. however, this is just my opinion.

      anyways, keep up the good work. :)

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      rmcmillen 4 years ago

      I have a "New Hope" that I am wrong, but I fear this may end in one way and one way only....... very, very badly.

      Which is why I wrote the hub "An Open Letter To All Star Wars Geeks".... come for the open letter and quiz, stay for the documentary