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Will Star Wars: Episode VII center on the Skywalker-Solo kids?

Feb. 19, 2013by: Alex Maidy

Once Harrison Ford's name entered the casting mix for STAR WARS: EPISODE VII, it felt like only a matter of time before these plot theories began to appear online. Since we know that J.J. Abrams will be directing a continuation of the Skywalker story, this seems like the most logical next step to combine the original trilogy with the new.

Showbiz 411 are reporting that they heard "a long time ago" and possibly in a galaxy far, far away, that Ford would be returning alongside Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher. Many of us assumed if they returned it would be in a cameo capacity, but these rumors have them right at the forefront of the new trilogy.

Its some time in the future. Han, Princess Leia (with a presumably better hairstyle), and Luke Skywalker will be a lot older. Their children will be the new main characters. R2-D2 and C-3PO will be unchanged, I would guess. since they are not human. But suffice to say, the three main actors are definitely coming back.

Many comics and novels in the STAR WARS expanded universe have focused on the children of the Skywalker and Solo families. To work properly with the ages of the original actors, that would put these children somewhere in their late teens or early 20s and even that would be stretching credulity. That would leave almost two decades of time that can be mined for further films, but also fits well in the tme jump between REVENGE OF THE SITH to A NEW HOPE where Luke and Leia went from newborns to adults.

Again, this is all conjecture until we hear something official from Disney or Lucasfilm, but I would think they would be screaming for all to hear if all three stars were coming back to the STAR WARS saga. I hope this is true because seeing the icons back in the saddle would be amazing to see.

STAR WARS: EPISODE VII is still slated to open in 2015.

Extra Tidbit: I just want Han to turn to Luke and say "We are too old for this shit".
Source: Cinema Blend

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3:17PM on 02/19/2013
So is Han and Leia's daughter a Jedi? I don't know a thing about the books, but it looks that way from the illustration, so I would assume as much.
So is Han and Leia's daughter a Jedi? I don't know a thing about the books, but it looks that way from the illustration, so I would assume as much.
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3:22PM on 02/19/2013
All three of their kids are very respected members of the New Jedi Order.
All three of their kids are very respected members of the New Jedi Order.
3:25PM on 02/19/2013
I'm really looking forward for this, but all these rumors an speculations are starting to get annoying.
I'm really looking forward for this, but all these rumors an speculations are starting to get annoying.
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3:35PM on 02/19/2013
To work properly with the ages of Ford/Fisher and Hammil the kids will need to be in the mid to late 30's. Jacen and Jaina were born not too long after the events of Jedi and little Anakin soon after. I hope they don't summarily dismiss decades of book lore.
To work properly with the ages of Ford/Fisher and Hammil the kids will need to be in the mid to late 30's. Jacen and Jaina were born not too long after the events of Jedi and little Anakin soon after. I hope they don't summarily dismiss decades of book lore.
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5:13PM on 02/19/2013
I agree.. I cant wait for them also. I just don't want Ep 7 to have Solo's kids with names that aren't Jacen and Jaina. Thats what I mean by dismissing the Expanded Universe. Also I'd rather not see some 17 yr old running around trying to pass themselves off as the kid of some 70 yr old man. Hire actors in their late 20's - mid 30's to play the kids. Regardless of what they do, I am beyond eager for these new films. Didn't know about little anakin dying. i quit reading the novels around
I agree.. I cant wait for them also. I just don't want Ep 7 to have Solo's kids with names that aren't Jacen and Jaina. Thats what I mean by dismissing the Expanded Universe. Also I'd rather not see some 17 yr old running around trying to pass themselves off as the kid of some 70 yr old man. Hire actors in their late 20's - mid 30's to play the kids. Regardless of what they do, I am beyond eager for these new films. Didn't know about little anakin dying. i quit reading the novels around the time the New Jedi Order stuff started coming out.
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4:03PM on 02/19/2013
Why do you 'hope' that?? Hate to burst your bubble but Lucas has already disregarded the expanded universe completely by doing Boba Fett's creation in the prequel trilogy. Harrison Ford could easily pass for 65 possibly a bit younger which would be 30 years after 'A New Hope'. In the expanded universe, Jacen and Jaina (if they use them and dont go their own way) were born 10 years after a new hope which would make them 20 and if they use Anakin Solo, he'd be in his late teens.

Look I'd like
Why do you 'hope' that?? Hate to burst your bubble but Lucas has already disregarded the expanded universe completely by doing Boba Fett's creation in the prequel trilogy. Harrison Ford could easily pass for 65 possibly a bit younger which would be 30 years after 'A New Hope'. In the expanded universe, Jacen and Jaina (if they use them and dont go their own way) were born 10 years after a new hope which would make them 20 and if they use Anakin Solo, he'd be in his late teens.

Look I'd like to see them use the expanded universe, but there are some things that bug me so much about it (Chewie dying, Anakin Solo dying) that I hope they just ignore. Lucas has shown in the past he is happy to use the expanded universe when it suits him (Coruscant) and ignore it when it doesn't (Boba Fett's history rewritten in Ep2)

I don't care which way they go. I'm getting new Star Wars movie and I can't wait.
3:43PM on 02/19/2013

Carrie Fisher is back?

Let's hope she won't be another Karen Allen. :/
Let's hope she won't be another Karen Allen. :/
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3:46PM on 02/19/2013
Just make sure Mark Hamill hits the treadmill.
Just make sure Mark Hamill hits the treadmill.
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3:53PM on 02/19/2013
RsD2?
RsD2?
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3:57PM on 02/19/2013
Reading the Young Jedi Knights novels that focus on Jaina and Jacen Solo was a highlight of my tween years, so I'd be more than happy if they made their big screen debut. I just hope all the lame stuff that occurred in the later novels doesn't happen.
Reading the Young Jedi Knights novels that focus on Jaina and Jacen Solo was a highlight of my tween years, so I'd be more than happy if they made their big screen debut. I just hope all the lame stuff that occurred in the later novels doesn't happen.
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4:25PM on 02/19/2013

Look...

In order to make this franchise reboot work, they need to please existing fans while simultaneously creating new ones.

Lucas failed to do the former with his prequels, but did a good job at reaching out to new generations.

In order for Kennedy to meet both of these criteria, the ONLY option is to focus on this storyline. Why? Let me tell you what you already know.

Anakin Solo and Ben Skywalker are two young characters full of untapped potential. they carry their parents' legacies with
In order to make this franchise reboot work, they need to please existing fans while simultaneously creating new ones.

Lucas failed to do the former with his prequels, but did a good job at reaching out to new generations.

In order for Kennedy to meet both of these criteria, the ONLY option is to focus on this storyline. Why? Let me tell you what you already know.

Anakin Solo and Ben Skywalker are two young characters full of untapped potential. they carry their parents' legacies with them, and this is an instant ice-breaker. Also, it'd be a great dynamic between the two of them, give them distinct personalities, and the adventure they endure will be nothing short of pure Star Wars fun.

Now, the other point about this storyline is, is that i continues what the original fans have wanted to see all along: what happened to Luke, Han, Leia, Chewy, and the Jedi Order in general. With this storyline, we can see and old, wise Luke, leader of the Jedi Council, and Han and Leia retired on Tatooine like Luke/Anakin's home setting. We will see the demise of Luke at the hand of a new villain, which would immediately make him legitimately hate-able and worthy of a trilogy. He may kill Han and Leia also. This would give the original fans some closure, set a serious undertone across the new trilogy, kill of Ford and Hamill so they never have to play in Sta Wars again, and give our two new heroes a real chance to prove their legacy, by bringing balance back to the Force.

WHY CANT I JUST FUCKING WRITE THE MOVIE IM SURE 10000000 FANS COULD DO A GREAT JOB JUST GIVE US WHAT WE WANT GOD DAMMIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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9:41PM on 02/19/2013
To Antarius
Like you said beloved, Anakin had nothing to do with Han Solo or princess leia other than being her biological father. if her or anybody wants to name their kids after loved one than do so with someone you have a connection with. the kid should be named after the dude who raised her not some asshole she doesnt know. Naming a character just because people are familiar with the name IS lazy writing.
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Like you said beloved, Anakin had nothing to do with Han Solo or princess leia other than being her biological father. if her or anybody wants to name their kids after loved one than do so with someone you have a connection with. the kid should be named after the dude who raised her not some asshole she doesnt know. Naming a character just because people are familiar with the name IS lazy writing.
6:50PM on 02/19/2013
How is the name Anakin Solo lazy writing? Many parents name their children after their fathers, grandfathers and other beloved people in their lives. Was no different when they introduced us to this character some 20 yrs ago.
How is the name Anakin Solo lazy writing? Many parents name their children after their fathers, grandfathers and other beloved people in their lives. Was no different when they introduced us to this character some 20 yrs ago.
6:36PM on 02/19/2013
Anakin Solo? Really? is that really the charcter's name?, god that's lazy writing
Anakin Solo? Really? is that really the charcter's name?, god that's lazy writing
6:04PM on 02/19/2013
Are you done? Just checking cuz I fell asleep after the first sentance.
Are you done? Just checking cuz I fell asleep after the first sentance.
4:29PM on 02/19/2013
Is Carrie FIsher super fat now? I really don't want to see a decrepit Han, and fat Luke and Leia.
Is Carrie FIsher super fat now? I really don't want to see a decrepit Han, and fat Luke and Leia.
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6:07PM on 02/19/2013
Better not go see this movie then
Better not go see this movie then
5:27PM on 02/19/2013
Reinforce that metal bikini!!!
Reinforce that metal bikini!!!
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4:52PM on 02/19/2013
As awesome as all this sounds and as much as fans might want to see questions from the original trilogy answered, i.e. what happened to our main characters, it might just be better to go far ahead in time like the prequels are to the original trilogy. We can still learn about the fates of our characters from the original trilogy while also getting a completely new trilogy that focuses on a new adventure. The best thing about Star Wars is the expanded universe and all the stories within, so why
As awesome as all this sounds and as much as fans might want to see questions from the original trilogy answered, i.e. what happened to our main characters, it might just be better to go far ahead in time like the prequels are to the original trilogy. We can still learn about the fates of our characters from the original trilogy while also getting a completely new trilogy that focuses on a new adventure. The best thing about Star Wars is the expanded universe and all the stories within, so why spend so much time dealing with this distinct group of characters when we can get completely new ones and still learn of the fates of our favorites. I'd rather have great new characters with fantastic actors than see an old Luke, Leia, and Han be all out of shape and old just so fans can get the original characters in this thing.
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5:04PM on 02/19/2013

Han Solo must die...

I love the idea of all the original characters returning. But in the past Han Solo's character has been regarded with disdain by Harrison Ford, so I feel that the only way to insure a great new trilogy is to kill him off and use it as jumping off point for the new story to begin. I would hate to see another half ass acting attempt by Harrison, it could really drag the whole film down... Then again if he ended up as chancellor that might be interesting.
I love the idea of all the original characters returning. But in the past Han Solo's character has been regarded with disdain by Harrison Ford, so I feel that the only way to insure a great new trilogy is to kill him off and use it as jumping off point for the new story to begin. I would hate to see another half ass acting attempt by Harrison, it could really drag the whole film down... Then again if he ended up as chancellor that might be interesting.
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6:34PM on 02/19/2013
Cool, as long as he gets to shoot first
Cool, as long as he gets to shoot first
5:25PM on 02/19/2013
Yeah, yeah, yeah. That's great and all. But here is the real question.... where the f*ck is Billy Dee?!?! These movies need a healthy injection of Colt 45, baby.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. That's great and all. But here is the real question.... where the f*ck is Billy Dee?!?! These movies need a healthy injection of Colt 45, baby.
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5:27PM on 02/19/2013
Yeah, yeah, yeah. That's great and all. But here is the real question.... where the f*ck is Billy Dee?!?! These movies need a healthy injection of Colt 45, baby.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. That's great and all. But here is the real question.... where the f*ck is Billy Dee?!?! These movies need a healthy injection of Colt 45, baby.
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6:34PM on 02/19/2013
Let's recap: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull gives us annoying Indy's son. Then a not so good review on A Good Day to Die Hard that focus on the relationship of McClane and his son. Hopefully the new Star Wars movie won't fall into this category.
Let's recap: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull gives us annoying Indy's son. Then a not so good review on A Good Day to Die Hard that focus on the relationship of McClane and his son. Hopefully the new Star Wars movie won't fall into this category.
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6:49PM on 02/19/2013

No kids for Luke

Jedi's can't have kids, its against their code. And if Luke is trying to rebuild a Jedi organization, he should probably follow all the rules. I know he has kids in the book but they've already stated they are not going down that path. Han and Leia having kids is great, but not Luke, he will be the awesome uncle
Jedi's can't have kids, its against their code. And if Luke is trying to rebuild a Jedi organization, he should probably follow all the rules. I know he has kids in the book but they've already stated they are not going down that path. Han and Leia having kids is great, but not Luke, he will be the awesome uncle
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1:26AM on 02/20/2013
New Jedi Order, new code of ethics. Besides, until the prequels Jedi were not so monastic and could actually have families. George Lucas just created that bit in the prequels to create unnecessary conflict. In the OG trilogy Obi-Wan never told Luke that he couldn't get it on with anybody else. Also, they need to be able to have kids otherwise the Jedi would all die out and there would be no point for Episodes VII and beyond.
New Jedi Order, new code of ethics. Besides, until the prequels Jedi were not so monastic and could actually have families. George Lucas just created that bit in the prequels to create unnecessary conflict. In the OG trilogy Obi-Wan never told Luke that he couldn't get it on with anybody else. Also, they need to be able to have kids otherwise the Jedi would all die out and there would be no point for Episodes VII and beyond.
12:09AM on 02/20/2013
Why is everyone against me on this, he has to remain a traditional Jedi, as he is the only jedi left
Why is everyone against me on this, he has to remain a traditional Jedi, as he is the only jedi left
8:51PM on 02/19/2013
Carrie Fisher is enormous, physically. Same goes for Mark Hamill. and they don't strike me as the kind of people who would get into shape, presentable shape anyway, for anyone. unless... that money talks?
Carrie Fisher is enormous, physically. Same goes for Mark Hamill. and they don't strike me as the kind of people who would get into shape, presentable shape anyway, for anyone. unless... that money talks?
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9:51PM on 02/19/2013

Why I'm cautious

Obviously, if you're following the expanded universe, then there won't be any real surprises about the character fates since people will be able to know that information already from the books. Not that it matters. I don't know if JJ or anyone would have the balls to kill off Luke, Leia, or Han. Unless JJ kills off a key member of the Star Trek crew in the new movie. I can already tell this movie will divide the fans, because after reading these responses there's so many different opinions of
Obviously, if you're following the expanded universe, then there won't be any real surprises about the character fates since people will be able to know that information already from the books. Not that it matters. I don't know if JJ or anyone would have the balls to kill off Luke, Leia, or Han. Unless JJ kills off a key member of the Star Trek crew in the new movie. I can already tell this movie will divide the fans, because after reading these responses there's so many different opinions of how these movies should be done, and you can't please everyone.
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10:19PM on 02/19/2013
That would make me not happy...
That would make me not happy...
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1:15AM on 02/20/2013
is that chewbacca in the bottom left of the poster? is he wearing a jedi robe? It would be AWESOME if the entire cast from episode 4-6 came back! Carrie Fisher would have to lose some weight though.
is that chewbacca in the bottom left of the poster? is he wearing a jedi robe? It would be AWESOME if the entire cast from episode 4-6 came back! Carrie Fisher would have to lose some weight though.
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6:15PM on 03/06/2013
That's Tekli and she's not a Wookiee, she's a Chadra-Fan. She is a Jedi, though.
That's Tekli and she's not a Wookiee, she's a Chadra-Fan. She is a Jedi, though.
8:28AM on 02/20/2013
Definitely not Chewbacca nor Lowbacca, but I can't remember who it is...
Definitely not Chewbacca nor Lowbacca, but I can't remember who it is...
1:16AM on 02/20/2013
whose the skull looking guy in the center of the poster?
whose the skull looking guy in the center of the poster?
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9:21PM on 02/21/2013
After their first failed attempt at ripping of the Borg they succeeded by making them biologically based.
After their first failed attempt at ripping of the Borg they succeeded by making them biologically based.
8:26AM on 02/20/2013
And the white one to the left is Gilad Pellaeon. (:
And the white one to the left is Gilad Pellaeon. (:
8:23AM on 02/20/2013
And the red haired woman to the left is Mara Jade. She is one of the main character in the Expanded Universe, but we may not tell who she is as it's a major spoiler.
And the red haired woman to the left is Mara Jade. She is one of the main character in the Expanded Universe, but we may not tell who she is as it's a major spoiler.
8:18AM on 02/20/2013
Probably a Yuuzhan Vong, maybe Tsavong Lah or Nom Anor. About 20 years after the Endor Battle, the New Republic has to fight against the Yuuzhan Vong in the great New Jedi Order book series, in which Jacen, Jaina et Anakin Solo, sons of Han and Leia Solo, are main characters.

I would love to see the NJO adapted on screen !
Probably a Yuuzhan Vong, maybe Tsavong Lah or Nom Anor. About 20 years after the Endor Battle, the New Republic has to fight against the Yuuzhan Vong in the great New Jedi Order book series, in which Jacen, Jaina et Anakin Solo, sons of Han and Leia Solo, are main characters.

I would love to see the NJO adapted on screen !
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4:25AM on 02/20/2013
Luke needs to turn to the darkside and Mark Hamil needs to bust out his Joker voice for it.
Luke needs to turn to the darkside and Mark Hamil needs to bust out his Joker voice for it.
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4:42AM on 02/20/2013

Credit the artwork, pls!

JoBlo staff at large,
I have a big request - you use a ton of amazing artwork in your articles and I would love to know more about it. For example here you have a great image but don't explain what it is - fan art, book cover, is it recent or old?
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JoBlo staff at large,
I have a big request - you use a ton of amazing artwork in your articles and I would love to know more about it. For example here you have a great image but don't explain what it is - fan art, book cover, is it recent or old?
Thanks,
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10:26PM on 02/21/2013
I tried to give you more than one thumbs up, didnt work.
I tried to give you more than one thumbs up, didnt work.
8:28AM on 02/20/2013

Lando only

having luke, leia, and han back just seems too formulaic. i just want lando and the droids back.
but, if im breathing, ill see it regardless.
having luke, leia, and han back just seems too formulaic. i just want lando and the droids back.
but, if im breathing, ill see it regardless.
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10:49AM on 02/20/2013
Well, now the rest of the world can also be mad that XXXXXXXXX is dead, if they keep the books canon.
Well, now the rest of the world can also be mad that XXXXXXXXX is dead, if they keep the books canon.
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11:35AM on 02/20/2013

Jennifer Lawrence as Han and Leias Duaghter!

I'm down for this plot line and it seems a very organic way to extend the original universe into a new generation, but I've been seeing these "Jennifer Lawrence should be Han Solo in a remake" articles popping up online and it just clicked that she would totally kick ass as Han's daughter. Whose with me!
I'm down for this plot line and it seems a very organic way to extend the original universe into a new generation, but I've been seeing these "Jennifer Lawrence should be Han Solo in a remake" articles popping up online and it just clicked that she would totally kick ass as Han's daughter. Whose with me!
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