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Luke, Leia, and Han Return in Episode VII
The story picks up after Return of the Jedi
By Robert T. Trate
November 16, 2012
Source: Entertainment Weekly Magazine
Will Luke return to Yavin 4?
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The latest issue of Entertainment Weekly has an exclusive interview with Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy. She discuss the future of the franchise and working with Disney. More importantly, we get our Episode VII time frame.
“Lucasfilm’s co-chairman and soon-to-be president, Kathleen Kennedy, has told employees she wants the company to produce two or three films a year (it’s averaged fewer than four per decade), and first up is Star Wars: Episode VII for 2015, which will pick up sometime after Darth Vader gave his life to overthrow (figuratively and literally) the Emperor and save Luke in 1983’s Episode VI— Return of the Jedi. Yes, the plan is to return to the characters in the first trilogy (1977–83). Whether the original actors will have significant roles or merely be on hand to pass the baton to a new generation of actors—something Lucasfilm tried with mixed success with Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and Disney with TRON: Legacy—is unclear”.
The issue also reports that there could be children's films, animated films, and even a TV movie.
Star Wars Episode VII has a 2015 release date (expect it in May as all Star Wars films have been released in May).
Thanks to DarthoftheDead for the submission.