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Old November 3 2012, 04:18 AM   #612
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Re: Star Wars Episode 7 - 2015

Timothy Zahn chimes in...

"The original idea as I understood it and Lucas changes his mind off and on, so it may not be what hes thinking right now but it was going to be three generations. Youd have the original trilogy, then go back to Lukes father and find out what happened to him [in the prequels], and if there was another 7th, 8th, or 9th film, it would be Lukes children. The Thrawn Trilogy really would have fit into the gap," Zahn said.


"Id like to see the original characters in perhaps smaller roles, handing the mantle of adventure to the next generation. Luke would be like Obi-Wan, but not quite the same because he will have raised his children and Obi-Wan was more standing off, watching and protecting.
Id love to see a good father-son, or mother-son, or daughter story. Id like to see family. We havent seen a lot of good family stuff in Star Wars. A lot of it has been dysfunctional, and driven by somebody else. Anakin was a slave and manipulated all his life. Luke and Leia never knew each other...
I hate having thoughts on the top of my head. They usually jump off and commit suicide.
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