What role, if any, will midi-chlorians play in episode VII? Outside of TPM, there is no mention of midi-chlorians in the movies, but I think midi-chlorians can play an important role in the sequel trilogy as they have in the EU. Perhaps episode VII will reveal the devious experiments of Sidious' secret lab that have continued to operate after the Battle of Endor. This could be the source or catalyst of new villains that try to thwart the renewal of the Republic. Since a recurring theme of Star Wars is nature versus the unnatural, the "dark" manipulation of midi-chlorians to create or destroy life would be an appropriate continuation of those themes in the sequel trilogy. What do you guys think?