If you’ll recall, yesterday the internet had a full on nerdgasm at the news that not only had Disney purchased Lucasfilm (give the company that already runs Marvel Studios and Pixas the rights to Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and more), but that Disney would be launching an all new sequel trilogy of Star Wars films, with the first coming our way in 2015. And with that news, of course, came the one thing the internet was made for—ceaseless fan speculation about the plot and who would direct.
While it is still unknown to the general public who will write and who will direct this series of films (the amount of non-disclosure agreements generated by this recent deal must be staggering), many fans began to guess that the plot will be taken from the expansive universe of Star Wars novels that exist, especially Timothy Zahn’s “Thrawn Trilogy,” which ComingSoon notes is considered official canon by Lucasfilm. (The Thrawn Trilogy takes place five years after the Empire fell in Return of the Jedi, and concerns a former member of the Empire rebuilding an army to take down the regrouping Jedi).
Well, before you get too excited about that, some news: a source at Lucasfilm has stated that the new films will be an “original story,” and will not adapt any of the novels belonging to Star Wars’ Expanded Universe.
It’s also rumored, apparently, that in addition to the new trilogy, Disney is considering giving individual Star Wars characters their own side-films, as Marvel is currently doing with members of The Avengers.
What do you think of the Star Wars news?
Source: Coming Soon