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 😉