As I ponder what these new films will be about, what weighs on me most heavily is that we need to fall in love with the characters of Star Wars. Aside from maybe Obi-Wan, I didn't end up caring about anyone in the prequel trilogy because they were so poorly written. Even Threepio seemed not himself. Maybe this is crazy, but I think about Luke, Leia, and Han quite a bit, they're embedded in the chambers of my heart as characters I grew up with and love, but ultimately cared about because they were so well written, and I could identify parts of who I am, with parts of who they are. Any new character introduced, should be, at least, for me by way of Luke, Leia and Han. I should care because they should care. Do not recast them, to exclude them, they are our conduit, our way back to the magic that Star Wars lost a long time ago.