Everybody's got a theory. They're all valid really until proven otherwise. But your whole premise for this thread is that we fans are assuming things out of thin air. And Im just showing yout hat that isn't the case. The ideas that the Big 3 will be in the St to pass the toch, thus being within a realistic time frame after ROTJ isn't being assumed by anyone. This is the information, the rumors and reports that we have to go on and they seem realistic considering other rumors like Arndt as writer, Kasdan and Kinberg all seem real and legit. Now, if there were no reports suggesting the Big 3 would reprise their roles then you could say people are assuming things, Not the case. Also, as I've said many times I think Disney will try to preserve as much EU as possible but they shouldn't be handcuffed. Also, I don't think it's realistic at all to think that Harrison Ford, or any of the Big 3, would bothewr being in the ST if their role was briefly as a hologram of Force Ghost. And lastly, George has waffled on a lot of things over the years, however he always contended that Luke's role would be as the Obi-Wan mentor to the next generation; "pass on what you have learned."