In case you didn’t know, Disney bought Lucasfilm and plans to make a new Star Wars Trilogy. Episode VII planned to release in 2015. For some cool fan art, the possible plot line, and a peek at who may or may not make an appearance, hit the jump!
Before I start, let me just say that I am super excited about the new series and I am super excited that J.J. Abrams is directing them. Now, if you aren’t familiar with the different Star Wars novels, after Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, Luke Skywalker remains a Jedi Master and begins to train others to become Jedi. Han and Leia should have two kids. Since Luke and Leia are siblings, Leia will probably learn the ways of the force. The original actors, Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher, have expressed interest in returning for these roles. Samuel L. Jackson even expressed interest in returning as a one-armed Mace Windu. I think it’s definitely possible for him to return since we don’t actually see him die. They could even reveal that Mace Windu taught Luke between Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. How else can they explain how Luke became a Jedi Master in between movies.
It’s rumored that the lead role will go to Chloe Moretz, who played Hit-Girl in the movie Kick-Ass. I think this is a fantastic move. I was scared that this new Disney Star Wars role would go to Miley Cyrus or something. Also, since J.J. Abrams is directing, it’s possible that Keri Russell could be joining the series. They have made many shows together, so it’s at least a possibility. I think we can expect a pretty cool cast. J.J. is directing the new Star Trek series and I think that has a pretty nice cast.
Since J.J. will be directing the new Star Trek trilogy and Star Wars trilogy, there will likely be problems with timing. To read more about “The Nerd Wars” as I like to call it, check out the links below.