Possible Star Wars: Episode VII plot details emerge

News Glen Chapman
20 Dec 2012 - 07:02
The Star Wars logo.

Could we have the first sign of the plot for Star Wars: Episode VII?

Appreciating that there's been no shortage of Star Wars speculation this past month or two, there do seem to be signs of substance. We know, for instance, who's been hired to write Star Wars Episode VII (Michael Arndt), as well as who's on board for further films (Simon Kinberg and Lawrence Kasdan). Furthermore, we'd imagine that the announcement of a director isn't far away now either.

The rumour mill though has shifted from personnel to plot now, with Reuters throwing up an intriguing possible narrative basis for the film. It reports that “Yavin 4 and the rebel base return to the Star Wars plot in the forthcoming Episode VII, announced in October by the Walt Disney Co, in which Skywalker comes back to the planet to build a Jedi knight academy.”

So if true this makes the return of Mark Hamill a near certainty. It's also a plot that has links to the numerous spin off novels the series has spawned over the years which will certainly help the screenwriters. It's worth noting that George Lucas' attitude towards said novels were far from enthusiastic.

Expect more details to emerge regarding the plot and other aspects of the film to trickle through steadily between now and 2015.

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