Dude, you're just wrong in this. I genrally like your posts and agree with you on things, but this I can't. First, there was little speculation that it would be a 100 years. I never saw or read any article claiming that would be the case. If there was it was amongst fans and they were the ones ASSUMING as you claim everyone else is doing. Second, as I already pointed out to you, the reason why everyone thinks the ST will take place in real time is because that is what has been reported. It didn't come out of left field. People didn't asssume anything. There are alot of articles that reported this. I think you're a big fan of the EU and you don't want to see it trampled which is okay, but I think you'd be better served not getting your hopes up because,, as has been discussed many timnes in many threads, it is likely to happen. You have to look at it logically, which it doesn't seem you are doing. You're looking at it with your heart, what you want to see, which you're in the minority. Which is more likely? 1) Disney uses the Big 3 as real characters in their appropriate age/role in a realistic time span since ROTJ to kick off the next series OR 2) To bring back the Big 3 merely as Force Ghosts and Holograms If you look at it logically and plausibly then it s obvious. Disney will try to use the Big 3 while they still can. And they only have to use them for a bit to pass the torch, but I guarantee you SW fans will NOT accept or tolerate small segments of Han, Luke and Leia as cameo force ghosts. As Harrison Ford said roughly around the time of Jedi, "A dead Han Solo doesn't sell action figures." Same thing applies. Disney wants to continue the franchise and that means the same merchandising juggernaut that Lucas built. That means expect to see Han, Luke, Leia, Lando, the droids and Chewie on peg hooks near you!