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Old March 19 2014, 01:36 AM   #406
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Hopefully they keep Luke/Leia/Han's appearances to a minimal.


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That would be a nice piece of casting, though, if they were able to secure her for the role of the Rebellion's matriarch.
Or they could just have Leia assume the "Chief of State" role as in the EU.
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Old March 19 2014, 01:43 AM   #407
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Is there still a Rebellion? Shouldn't there be a return to a democratic senate with the death of the Emperor? I don't know anything about the novels, but I guess that's something that isn't really touched on in ROTJ. What exactly happened to the Empire after Palpatine and Vader both kicked it?
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Old March 19 2014, 01:45 AM   #408
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As long as the Christmas special and Splinter of the Mind's Eye remain canon, the new movies will be fine.
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Old March 19 2014, 01:46 AM   #409
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Well, Mon Mothma or Leia wouldn't be the matriarch of an existing Rebel Alliance, but the living symbol representing that bygone era before the restoration of the Republic and all that the Rebels heroically achieved to restore freedom to the galaxy, in a similar fashion to how the Founding Fathers in America were revered in the decades after the Revolution. If there's still some formal organization referred to as the Rebel Alliance in this later timeframe I'd be surprised.
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Old March 19 2014, 01:34 PM   #410
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News this AM

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Time for some actual news about "Star Wars: Episode VII." According to Lucasfilm, production will begin on J.J. Abrams' science-fiction sequel in May at Pinewood Studios in London. Meanwhile, during a Disney shareholders meeting on Tuesday, it was revealed that the plot of "Episode VII" will take place 30 years after the events of "Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi."
Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan wrote "Episode VII" after they "assumed screenwriting duties" from Michael Arndt back in October of 2013. No word yet on who will actually appear in the new "Star Wars" film beyond R2-D2, but fans should expect some "familiar faces" as well as "trio of young leads," per a tweet from The Wall Street Journal's Ben Fritz.
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Old March 19 2014, 03:54 PM   #411
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Is there still a Rebellion? Shouldn't there be a return to a democratic senate with the death of the Emperor? I don't know anything about the novels, but I guess that's something that isn't really touched on in ROTJ. What exactly happened to the Empire after Palpatine and Vader both kicked it?
Shouldn't, THIRTY years after Return of the Jedi, be a re-established Republic? I wouldn't buy it if that wasn't the case.

Sure, immediately after Palpatine's and Vader's death, there would be many bad guys that tried to fill the power vaccuum. But 30 years later, there should be quite some progress. The Rebellion was well organized. And it's not like our heroes simply sat back and did nothing.
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Old March 19 2014, 05:02 PM   #412
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My guess would be the New Republic would have been in place for at least a generation by the time the new movie takes place, even if it's still going through growing pains as it settles in and even expands. As I said earlier, the idea that a formal Rebel Alliance would still exist 30 years after the defeat of the Emperor and Vader would seem pretty silly.

That'd be similar to the Continental Army still existing and going by that same name three whole decades after Yorktown and the Treaty of Paris.
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Old March 19 2014, 05:19 PM   #413
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Obviously the empire was replaced by several states. Now, 30 odd years later, internal strife in one of those states has resulted in a breakaway republic trying to split from it. The neighboring state is using this as an excuse to move in forces and hold elections to get the breakaway republic to "voluntarily" join it.
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Old March 19 2014, 05:32 PM   #414
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So ... the (New) Republic against ... the Separatists?

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Old March 19 2014, 05:52 PM   #415
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If they put Fisher in a slave outfit again i'm leaving the cinema!! LOL
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It just ocurred to me that Chewie would look really badass if they added a few grey streaks to his fur.
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Old March 19 2014, 06:35 PM   #417
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Meh, we already knew this.
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It just ocurred to me that Chewie would look really badass if they added a few grey streaks to his fur.
Absolutely. He was already 200 or thereabouts in the original film (Episode IV) and it would be a nice touch if they gave a 235-ish Chewie some grey and silver streaks in his fur to denote the passage of time. Might as well. Han's gonna be sporting some very serious grey no matter how much makeup they put on Harrison Ford.
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Old March 19 2014, 09:37 PM   #419
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If they are going to already start filming in May, JJ must already have selected the principles for the film? I'm surprised that hard choices haven't leaked.

Even with Trek we knew many of the main characters that close to production time.
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Old March 19 2014, 10:03 PM   #420
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Is there still a Rebellion? Shouldn't there be a return to a democratic senate with the death of the Emperor? I don't know anything about the novels, but I guess that's something that isn't really touched on in ROTJ. What exactly happened to the Empire after Palpatine and Vader both kicked it?
There were years of mopping-up actions...but not *30* years.

Hell, in the EU after 30 years things had already been "fixed", broken again, fixed again...
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