It occurred to me that if JJ Abrams isn’t going to follow the timeline and events from the Expanded Universe novels for the new Episode VII film, what happens to C-3P0 and R2-D2?
Since there has been no talk or rumours about re-casting Anthony Daniels for the role of Threepio (even if it’s a voice over), does this mean that Goldenrod and his sidekick won’t offer comic relief in Episode VII?
I think we can assume, much like the Star Trek reboot, that JJ Abrams will be updating the tech in the Star Wars universe, considering Episode VII is set 30 years after ROTJ. Having said this Threepio and R2 would be obsolete droids so would they even be around for this adventure? Considering it would be like using an old Motorola “brick” cellphone today versus a sleek iPhone, I’d say the old droids may have seen their day.
Something to consider for all you Droid lovers out there….
Well, it’s been confirmed. Star Wars Episode VII has been set 30 years after the events of the destruction of the second Death Star. The casting rumours are floating around still, but lets face it, at least one of the main characters from Episodes IV, V & VI will make an appearance. Why? Well, think Luke Skywalker in a tank of Bacta Fluid (Episode V). This stuff heals almost anything and since it will have been only 30 years, at least one of them must have survived!
Sadly, this likely means that those of us who have followed the character development of the main (and some sub) characters through the novels (since Heir to the Empire was released in 1991) will not see this timeline cemented in celluloid, or hard disk, whichever format they use these days!
Personally, after reading 65 of the novels I have grown with these characters and am not quite sure how I am going to accept a totally different interpretation of their lives on the silver screen. Alternate realities will have to do.
Please don’t screw this up Mr. Abrams…i’m still really to young to be hurt like this 😉