ByMark Newton, writer at
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Mark Newton

When Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens was first announced, it seemed like the entire world had exploded, Alderanian-like with excitement. Star Wars themed news was spewing out of every orifice of movie information, most of which turned out to be nothing more than pure speculation and the delayed fantasies of fan-boys the world over.

Since then we've all calmed down a bit. The clean up after our Star Wars themed binge party has begun and now we're actually getting some solid details. will direct, Toy Story 3's Michael Arndt will scribe, and it looks like , and are likely to return. Phew.

But, he's some more unsubstantiated news to get the party going again. According to Cosmic Book News, an unnamed source close to the production has released some major plot points for Episode VII. At the moment they are still categorized as unconfirmed rumors, but fanatical spoilerphobes might want to stop reading NOW.

According to the source:

  • Star Wars Episode VII will be set 30 years after Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.

  • It will indeed feature the Skywalker/Solo children coming to the peak of their powers

  • The Jedi Order has been rebuilt with Luke Skywalker as Grand Master

  • A disciple of Emperor Palpatine aims to rebuild the Sith Armies of the Old Republic and destroy the Jedi where the Skywalker children will be thrust into battle and face their inner demons of their Skywalker lineage.

Once again, this is just something an anonymous source has revealed after apparently having a chat with "someone from Lucasfilm". That "someone" might just be the guy who fixes the air conditioning on the fourth floor, so take all this with a Death Star sized pinch of salt. Despite this, all the plot points do sound pretty reasonable. The second point has certainly been tentatively "known" for sometime, while the reemergence of the Jedi and Sith could have been reasonably guessed at. I mean, what would Star Wars be without them? But the specific time setting and the news that Luke will head-up the Jedi Order might be exciting stuff to dedicated Star Wars fans.

Do you like the sound of this plot? What else would you like to see? Let me know below.


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