Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher – with three new Star Wars movies in the works, we’ve heard the original leading troika’s names attached to plenty of casting rumors, but haven’t heard anything more than crickets as to the actual plot of the first of the films.
That’s probably because director J.J. Abrams has no idea what he’s doing yet.
In an interview with Empire magazine, Abrams alluded as much, saying: “I don’t know because we’re just getting started. So it’s a great question that I hope I’ll have a good answer to when I know what the answer is. There are infinitely more questions than answers right now…”
I’m calling his bluff, mainly because George Lucas’ recent interview with Bloomberg Businessweek revealed he had already been working on Episodes VII, VIII and IX – not that this surprised anyone who knows anything about The Maker – before handing them over to Disney as part of its $4 billion acquisition of Lucasfilm.
Abrams is infamous for keeping mum on his latest projects, deflecting questions with casual yet practiced aplomb, so to that I say, well played, but I’m on to your game.
But, just in case he is looking for a few ideas to toss around, here’s 5 questions we’d like answered.
Please and thank you.
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image-3291 1 of 6J.J. Abrams is infamous for keeping mum on his latest projects. But, just in case he actually does have no idea what he's doing, here's 5 questions we'd like answered in Episode VII.
CHEWBACCA’S WHEREABOUTS 2 of 6Walking carpet, the other half of the original bromance, hairy man beast - no matter what you think of Chewie, one question remains. Is he dead or alive?
HAN AND LEIA’S OFFSPRING 3 of 6There's no doubt these two spawned, but what came of it? One youngling? Two? And what role do they play in the galaxy far, far away?
THE FUTURE MRS. SKYWALKER 4 of 6Ah, Mara Jade. Both parts feminine and flawed, is she the Emperor's hand after all?
THE FUTURE OF AHSOKA TANO 5 of 6She's the only live connection to Anakin Skywalker, so how awesome would it be for Luke to find his father's padawan?! Um, very. Will she resurface as a live action character?
FORCE GHOSTS 6 of 6Does Luke still communicate with Force ghosts? If yes, bring back Ewan McGregor. And Yoda, so there can be a whole Jedi council of Force ghosts happening. That would be SO RAD.
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