I personally would very much like to see this next trilogy based on the Thrawn novels by Timothy Zahn. For me, and for most other Star Wars nuts I'm sure, this is how the story officially continues....It would be far more nuts to simply ignore them, and make them in fact irrelevant. The stories have everything - the natural successor and heir to the Empire, in character as well as fact - Grand Admiral Thrawn. You also have plenty of new characters to cast; Thrawn, Tallon Karde, Mara Jade, Borsk Fey'lya, Garm Bel Iblis, Joruus C'Boath. Great new worlds to discover and a real, well thought out and interesting plot. As previously talked about too, Disney have done great things with Marvel comic material and have shown a true desire to use the essence of these; what has captured the hearts of their fans from the very beginning. I am expecting Luke, Leia, Han and Han to all be re-cast - which if done properly ought to be very successful. It will take some getting used to, but so did the transition from Sean Connery to Roger Moore as James Bond and all 007's since. This could be equally as successful if the right actors are cast who can truly re-capture those characters perfectly. Obviously with the rest, C3P0, R2-D2, Chewbacca, you can have Anthony Daniels et al back however old they are. And characters such as Wedge Antilles, Mon Mothma, Lando Calrissian can also be successfully recast. There just needs to be a balance between live action set, location and CGI. Lucas CGI'd the **** out of the last two films to the point of unbelievability. .