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Discussion Rumor: Ep VII will focus on Solo child and grandchild

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII and Beyond (Archive)' started by MrFantastic74, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. MrFantastic74

    MrFantastic74 Jedi Knight star 4

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  2. Darth Claire

    Darth Claire Force Ghost star 5

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    Huh......No suprise though *ok the grandchild maybe*. Grain of salt taken though
     
  3. Vastor

    Vastor Jedi Knight star 3

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  4. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I don't know what to think about this honestly. On the one hand I would be a bit disappointed if the main protagonist isn't a Skywalker in name but on the other it eliminates the pesky problem of having to introduce Luke's wife to audiences while also trying to focus on the next generation. However, if the grandchild is the main protagonist then I think we may deduce what kind of role Han and Leia will have. It seems to me that they could serve in roles similar to Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru but that's just my theory. Very interesting this news is.
     
  5. Kyle Katarn

    Kyle Katarn Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    The Solo child/grandchild bit, while kinda vague thus far, is interesting and could open up some interesting story angles. I just hope and pray that it isn't some kid sitting on mom/dad's lap doing the "Tell me again about grandma and grandpa's war stories!" and told entirely in flashbacks. Knowing Arndt, it probably won't be, but you never know with these kind of things this early on. That being said, it would be interesting to see Han & Leia's offspring regardless of it being any of the kids from the EU or someone totally different.
     
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  6. the_sinister_hologram

    the_sinister_hologram Jedi Knight star 3

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    Too much...how can I say this nicely...hm...I got it !

    Too much
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    Too much pink.
     
  7. Krueger

    Krueger Chosen One star 5

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    This website was told by these same “sources” that Episode 7 is based more than fifty years after ROTJ. Now they say that the “big three” are in it. Over fifty years? They’d be pretty old, wouldn’t they? Much older than they are in real life. Didn’t buy the “further out than fifty years” one, and I don’t buy this own.
     
  8. mglover92

    mglover92 Jedi Knight star 1

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    this does not sound 2 credible at all. 50 years? Jesus
     
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  9. Skaddix

    Skaddix Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Grandchild as the star. Nah not down with that. Choose the Child or the Grandchild but both no thanks.
     
  10. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    Well as long as they're not angst-ridden teenagers.
     
  11. Jobertus

    Jobertus Jedi Knight star 3

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    I just want some sort of clarification on when the ST is taking place and who exactly the young protagonists will be from Lucasfilm, no plot details or anything just the aforementioned bits to tide me over for the next 2.5 years so I don't have to worry about the ST's effect on the EU.
     
  12. NoChesterHester

    NoChesterHester Jedi Knight star 1

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    Why is 50 years hard to believe? If the main characters were in their early 30's in ROTJ then they would be in their early 70's. How old was Alec Guiness, mid 60's? Perfect for a generational story.
     
  13. Count Yubnub

    Count Yubnub Jedi Knight star 4

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    [​IMG]

    A grain of this.
     
  14. Kyle Katarn

    Kyle Katarn Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    It wouldn't be impossible. If you assume that Luke & Leia are in their early to mid 20s in ROTJ and Han is no older than 35, then all three of them still being alive 50 years after ROTJ isn't too unrealistic.
     
  15. Bazinga'd

    Bazinga'd The Man / Also Known as Bazinga'd star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    In the SW Universe 85 is the new 50
     
  16. MillionthVoice

    MillionthVoice Jedi Knight star 3

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    As if it is ever explicitly said how much time has passed between films. Those numbers are EU in and of themselves.
     
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  17. my kind of scum

    my kind of scum Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I like this rumor. I'm taking it with a gigantic grain of salt, but I like this.

    I will be glad if it's true that the Yoda spin-off is not going to happen. Of all of the spin-off ideas, that one had me worried more than the others.
     
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  18. Jobertus

    Jobertus Jedi Knight star 3

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    Even when those numbers come from George Lucas?
     
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  19. MillionthVoice

    MillionthVoice Jedi Knight star 3

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    So will the grandchild be the offspring of the present child? And where did Ben go?
     
  20. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Yeah the Yoda rumor intrigued me because it specifically stated that they dropped the idea because George didn't want it. If this is true it proves to me that they still take heed of his advice. A very good sign for me.
     
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  21. Sinrebirth

    Sinrebirth Immortal Mod-King of the EUC, RPF and SWC star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    23 for Luke and Leia... 30 for Han?

    As I recall.
     
  22. KED12345

    KED12345 Jedi Master star 4

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    The amount of salt that people have been taking in the last few months on here would be enough to make the Great Lakes salt water lakes instead of fresh water lakes.
     
  23. stormcloud8

    stormcloud8 Jedi Master star 4

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    I could see this being possible if they are going for a TPM kind of story...introduce the main character "chosen one" as a child, then flash forward in the next movie 10-20 years. People will debate whether that approach is effective or not, but we know that George likes his trilogies to match in one way or another, and he did come up with the concepts for this one.
     
  24. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Well we did have that rumor when JJ was announced that Matthew Vaughn suggested Chloe Moretz for a role. I think she's definitely young enough to play Han and Leia's grandchild but also old enough to carry the film if the grandchild is the main protagonist. I hope the grandchild is not the main protagonist, though, because I don't want them to skip over a generation.
     
  25. Krueger

    Krueger Chosen One star 5

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    Of course. However, they said that it’s based more than fifty years after ROTJ. It’s a given that Ford, Fisher and Hamill will be playing slightly younger than they are in real life, but their characters will still be very old if the more than fifty years thing is true. I'm not saying they've made it up, but I have noticed that this website seems to be very pro-EU. All of the rumours they've reported on so far more or less (conveniently) adhere to the EU.