Carrie Fisher retracts 'confirmation' of Princess Leia return in 'Star Wars'
Rep says that the actress was 'joking'
1. The story would have to revolve around events which occurred after Episode VI Return of the Jedi, otherwise and episode numeric sequence would make absolutely no sense. Renumbering the previous episodes wouldn't be an option either. Way too much work and negatively impacts the previous marketing campaigns far too much.
2. The timeline would most likely be decades after the events depicted in Return of the Jedi. I very much doubt that building a new Republic government and chasing down Empire remnants would make for very compelling plot devices or cinematic viewing. We can just tune into C-Span to have our fill of the 'political intrigue'.
3. I would not be surprised if any of the old cast returns, even if only in supporting or cameo roles for the first movie at least. JJ Abrams already did this with regards to the Star Trek reboot by casting an old timer in Spock. By doing that, it will give the audience a sense of continuity and lend some instant credibility to this newest addition to the franchise.
4. It will most likely still be very child friendly but less so than Episodes 1-3 and certainly without the dreaded Jar Jar Binks insanity. Even George Lucas should have learned from that disaster.
I'm sure there are a few more things but this is all I can think of at the moment.
It's always nice to know that the warm fuzzy nostalgic feelings from the original trilogy are still strong and kicking. I too, have some rather nice memories from those early days. Yet anything concerning Hollywood sequels, prequels etc... one has to be careful not to raise any expectations. So as with the Federal government so too with Hollywood both institutions have the uncanny ability to f*ck up a wet dream. Guess why they get along so well.
Anyway good luck to Abrams and the new installment. Looking forward to seeing the movie
I thought in journalism school they taught to always "confirm" and then "have the conformation confirmed" or something like that.
What's "Star Wars"?