Others on this forum have suggested I create this thread based on recent discussions. Controversy is not the intent of this thread and I'm hoping for thoughtful and considered discussion of these ideas specifically. How will Lucas and Arndt deal with these two concepts now that there is to be a ST? If this new trilogy is indeed a sequel then it is safe to believe that the above concepts will continue to be part of the story. It is interesting to note that Episode VII is a sequel to VI, but we last left the series at Episode III, which contained interesting, yet vague pieces of exposition, i.e., the possibility that the Jedi misread the Prophecy of the Chosen One, the Plagueis the Wise Legend, Qui-Gon's new Netherworld teachings and the theme of immortality in general. Additionally, we know that Lucas has been famous for significant story shifts, particularly if it helps to continue a story with an established narrative. The ST meets this criteria and we may be wise to expect shifting plot points and/or major plot twists. Last, I did receive Mod permission first before creating this thread in order to to make sure this would be both relevant and fresh. Thanks to @A Chorus of Disapproval and @Circular Logic for that piece of helpful advice.