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TFA Lucas: Force Awakens not about Skywalker grandchildren

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Sequel Trilogy (Released Films)' started by rezpen, Apr 17, 2015.

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  1. darthgator1217

    darthgator1217 Jedi Master star 4

    Apr 25, 2005
    Here is the link:
  2. Leoluca Randisi

    Leoluca Randisi Jedi Master star 5

    Jun 24, 2014
    thanks, that was a good read !!!!!!!!!
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  3. redlightning

    redlightning Jedi Knight star 4

    Feb 1, 2014
    It wouldn't be a bad idea to have had a spin off or television series which dealt with the new characters of the Skywalker lineage while they were children. There could have been characters from the New Jedi Order series, but I don't think there is going to be more than probably ten Jedi in Episode VII.

    I'm still pissed that there never was an animated series between Episode I and II with Anakin as a child and Obi-Wan training him then. We could use some younger characters in the series to follow after.
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  4. Pro Scoundrel

    Pro Scoundrel New Films Lawgiver & Casual Flyer star 5 Staff Member Manager

    Nov 20, 2012
    Repost from the treatment thread:

    Ok guys, I finally watched the Colbert/Lucas interview and I don't think George is referring to the the TFA characters when he talks about ages.

    He says "The original saga was about the Father, the CHILDREN, and the grandchildren. And, the CHILDREN were in their 20's and everything, so it wasn't Phantom Menace again."

    I'm pretty sure he's talking about Luke and Leia's age in the OT, not the TFA characters. This has all been a big misunderstanding. Listen to it again from that perspective
  5. Darkslayer

    Darkslayer Force Ghost star 6

    Mar 26, 2013
    If it was "several" though, that would be hard to do unless they wanted to do the trilogy like LOTR.
  6. powerupone1

    powerupone1 Jedi Youngling star 1

    May 6, 2015
    Luke is Finn's father and Rey is his cousin. Everybody happy? :D
  7. Allana_Rey

    Allana_Rey Jedi Master star 4

    Sep 2, 2012
    There has to be a descendant. I'd be disappointed if there isn't.
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  8. Qui-Riv-Brid

    Qui-Riv-Brid Force Ghost star 5

    Apr 18, 2013
    Did you miss this bit?

    "And, the CHILDREN were in their 20's and everything, so it wasn't Phantom Menace again."

    Which relates directly to the VF authors speculation about having young teens like in TPM which the person speculated is why Disney went away from that.

    Due to Lucas' storyline supposedly having very young teens or in TPM's case a 9 year old and a 14 year old.

    Of course Luke and Leia are officially 19 in ANH now but Leia was supposed to be 16 until she became Luke's sister so she got aged up to Luke's 19-20.

    Now why you would shy away from TPM's "teens" when it lead to one of the biggest hits of all times I don't know.

    There was that other modern series where the characters started at 11 then each movie only was set one year later that did pretty well too.

    What was that called?

    Oh yeah...

    Harry Potter.
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  9. thejeditraitor

    thejeditraitor Chosen One star 6

    Aug 19, 2003
    the question is about tfa. he talks about tfa, mentions the kids being in their 20's and then ends with tfa. he's talking about tfa.
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    OBIWANARNO Jedi Master star 1

    Dec 8, 2003
    I am a bit concerned if Abrams has dismissed Lucas' original plans for the trilogy - not because I think that Lucas should be the man to write the story (although he is very good at writing story treatments and some of the characters are character he invented) but because I remember what he did to the Star Trek films where he basically ignored everything that happened before and some of the characters were by some reason totally different. However, I am hoping Abrams affection for the Star Wars films (at least the original) means that won't happen here and that he will not ignore things that happened in the previous six films.

    As for the family theme I think the trailer is very clear that the person Luke is talking to is a family member. It doesn't have to be his/Leia's daughter/son but it is likely. It could actually be their nieces/cousins (the children of Padmé's siblings for example) but I don't think such originality has entered their minds and therefore I think these are Luke and Leia's children (at least 1 or 2 of them) and I am hoping it is/they are Luke's children as I have always seen him as the main hero of the saga (let's face it, Leia was probably not meant to be his sister until in the 1980's).

    Finally, I hope we will one day get to read Lucas' original plan for the films as I think it would be an interesting read even though the films will go in a different direction.

    EECHUUTA Jedi Master star 4

    Mar 19, 2007
    I'm wondering...

    Maybe Kylo is the 'grandchild' and the person Luke is supposedly talking to is someone not related? That would be an inverse of what happened before, where instead of a non-relative (Obi-wan) mentoring a Skywalker, a Skywalker is mentoring someone non-related. And this Sith grandchild is the last of the Skywalkers, who has to be taken down by this new person Luke is talking to (someone who isn't as emotionally involved to whatever evil this grandchild did) because if he does it himself, he fears he'll risk falling to the Darkside.
  12. Darth Basin

    Darth Basin Jedi Master star 5

    Aug 15, 2015
    Update Spoiler warning.

    It looks like its now about a Grandchild instead of Grandchildren.
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