Okay, imagine... you've been tasked by Lucasfilm and Disney to write the three films of the sequel trilogy? In the production meetings you're bombarded by ideas and information from people like Leland Chee and Pablo Hidalgo while George Lucas hands out story treatments and Lucasfilm and Disney keep talk about appealing to the General Audience. Here we can post your film concepts for the saga and why you chose them, explain deviations from or adoptions of EU material, and so forth. I might as start this... STAR WARSEpisode VII:A New Dawn It is a period of rebirth. Twenty years have passed since the Emperor's Fall at the Battle of Endor. A NEW GALACTIC REPUBLIC has risen in it's place. Luke Skywalker has worked ceaselessly to rebuild the Jedi Order, finding and training new allies from all walks of life. A growing schism threatens the new order however as conflict over the tenants of being a Jedi emerge amongst the group. Meanwhile, a crisis in the Outer Rim system of Mandalore over state rights forces Chief of State Leia Organa Solo to plead for assistance from the Jedi Order... A story like this would work, I strove to strike a balance between EU elements and ignoring some. Setting it 20 years after Endor puts the Solo twins at 15 if you use them, the ideal age for a coming of age tale. While it's not mentioned directly, the crisis among the Jedi could be based around the same question that has plagued us since Lucas gave the Jedi do not marry message. Luke could be the lynchpin of the crisis as well since if you want to pull out EU elements for conflict... using Mara Jade Skywalker as a spark for division would be interesting. Other EU elements like Mandalore and the ongoing conflict between their warrior past and the New Mandalorians could be used to paint the background for a movement to leave the Republic on Mandalore. Using Jedi to negotiate the end of the crisis could set the whole thing aflame and be a spark to ignite the main external conflict for the entire trilogy. Well thats my idea, how about yours?