Star Wars Episode VII will be an “original story” according to a Lucasfilm source. This would stop any theories or rumours of a film based on some of the existing continuity from the Expanded Universe such as a Thrawn Trilogy or an Old Republic based film.
This news follows that of Disney’s buyout of Lucasfilm yesterday and their plans to make a new Star Wars trilogy.However, it should be noted that this strictly a rumour at the moment and that this isn’t anything official from Disney or Lucasfilm.
In an interview with TheWrap, author of the unauthorised book Skywalking: The Life And Films Of George Lucas, Dale Pollock outed evidence of the existence of planned Star Wars films beyond the current six. The reason as to why this didn’t break sooner is that Pollock had to sign a confidentiality agreement that would prevent him from specifically detailing what he saw. Pollock told us that he read the outlines to Episodes VII, VIII AND IX.
“It was originally a 12-part saga” said Pollock. “The three most exciting stories were 7, 8 and 9. They had propulsive action, really interesting new worlds, new characters. I remember thinking, ‘I want to see these 3 movies.'”. Viewers will have to wait and see if any of what Pollock saw will be in the final films but it would be interesting as Pollock noted that an older version of the character Luke Skywalker makes an appearance in this final trilogy.
It’s known that George Lucas has always said he intended to do more Star Wars films that would take place centuries after the original films but Lucas is also known for changing a lot of his fiction so perhaps what he intended matters little to the production of the new films.
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