kataja : That would be SO fantastic! I wonder what our chances are of even getting a married Luke in the sequel films, let alone Mara as Luke's wife? Having Luke a single guy with no family is my one real fear about the sequel films. Otherwise, I'm pretty much willing to let go and accept whatever the filmmakers have planned. But Luke having a family... preferably with Mara... is my one must have! Oh, and I want the original actors to play their roles from the OT too... Wait a minute! Entertainment weekly says that the Original characters are going to be recast????? Do they mean for the sequels or just for other films/tv shows after or running concurrently with the sequels? As long as the original characters are in the sequels, which will probably be set about 30 years after RotJ, I wouldn't be opposed to filling in the time between Episode VI and VII with recast characters playing Luke, Han, and Leia's roles in those years. If they make those extra films or animated SW films between the trilogies as they did between the prequel and sequel trilogies, I won't mind that. I don't see how they could possibly make two or three SW Films a year. They've already said that they are going to make the Sequel films so they come out every two or three years, right? I guess I'm going to need to go and follow your link to see exactly what they're saying. instantdeath: I agree. Plus, if they were that put into theatres tha frequently, wouldn't it lesson the excitement and interest in each new film? That could seriously cut into the box office take. This is pretty much the way I feel about it too! MasterSkywalker86:. That's a good point, MS. That might very well be good news for the EU and it's possibility of surviving the ST. He doesn't, no, but I suspect that the new owners will try to keep Lucas happy if they can. They're using his story treatments. I can only hope that they will realize that Luke having kids is a good thing for the franchise, as this would mean that they will have more Skywalkers to use in stories for future films. Again, I know that Han and Leia's kids are Skywalkers too, but I want to keep that iconic name in Star wars! Well, let's hope they want Luke to have a family then! True! I don't want Luke to do the same thing that Obi-wan did! Well, the older generation and the new generation can work together for a while. And, I think they can make animated films that will do what you want, showing younger versions of Luke, Han, and Leia, and showing Luke training Jedi maybe. That *would* be nice, but I don't think that's what we're going to get, unless Entertainment Weekly is right and they are going to recast the roles of Luke, Han, and Leia.