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The Future Of Star Wars: Possible Plots For Episode VII
Possible inspiration for the new adventures in a galaxy far, far away…

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In the most surprising and exciting piece of news in years, the Walt Disney company has bought Lucasfilm and is planning at least three new Star Wars films. While there is already a treatment in existence for the first one, and the company is still locking in the creative team and focus for a 2015 release, we thought we’d offer some fun suggestions based on the expanded universe…

WORDS JAMES WHITE
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Background
Timothy Zahn’s book trilogy first hit shelves in 1991, before the prequel films were more than a rumour on the wind. Set five years after the events of Return Of The Jedi, it finds Han and Leia expecting twins and Luke leading the rebuilt Jedi order. But Grand Admiral Thrawn, the Emperor’s last surviving Warlord, has gathered the remnants of the Imperial Fleet and wants to take back the galaxy by force.

How It Might Work
Obviously, the presence of Luke and co means some potentially controversial re-casting of the main characters, unless performance capture is factored in, which is a big risk. But the novel trilogy offers a thrilling chance to see our heroes back in action and a compelling villain in Thrawn, long a fan favourite in the books and games.
 

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21 Legacy Of The Force, yes please
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