posted on Jun, 3 2015 @ 03:10 PM
I mean, on one hand, I'm excited about new chapters to Star Wars.
On the other, I really wished they would have drawn from the novels (that were sanctioned by Lucas), that extended the story past Jedi.
Luke's kid. Han and Leia's kids, etc.
And of course, a great (movie-ready) villain in Grand Admiral Thrawn.
I really think it's a waste to not use these characters, and instead go with these complete unknown characters instead.
My only guess is that Disney didn't want any conflicts with these authors, so it was easier to jut go original (even though they bought the rights
along with the property).
I think (from the previews), that Abrams will do it justice though.