Re: New Casting and Story Rumors re: EPISODE VII To an old-timer like me, this doesn't feel like 2003-2004 or even 1997-1998. This feels like 1981-1982. That's the last time we were anticipating a Star Wars sequel. As exciting as the wait for each of the Prequels was, the story being told was pretty much a foregone conclusion. This is a lot more like the wait between ESB and ROTJ, because the story could literally go anywhere.