Assuming the new movies will take place about 40 years after ROTJ and some (or all) of the surviving heroes will be back in some capacity, who should die an when? I think it would be very dramatic if Luke would die, but not in the first movie. This would seem like a rehash of Obi Wan's death in ANH. Having Luke around for at least two movies would be great. Han could die in the first movie. If Harrison Ford would reprise his role of Han Solo, I doubt it would be much more than a cameo. So why not let him die in the first half or at the end of the first movie? Leia... hmmm... I doubt having her die would have that much impact Chewie or Lando - same as Leia. The Droids... no, they are the fun relief of the movies. Let them stay around.