posted on Dec, 27 2012 @ 06:42 PM
I have a confession to make. I didn't mind the new trilogy of Star Wars. Yes I said it. Wasn't a huge fan, but really didn't mind it.
Sure it had it's terrible moments (Jar Jar Binks Exsqueezeme anyone?), and really just turned one of the most kickass bad guys in cinematic history
into some poor guy that you were meant to feel sorry for (I think). Yes, it had it's bad moments and more, but overall, watchable, especially
towards the end.
Of course with the sale of Lucasfilm to Disney, something that had many fans of the Star Wars brand doing their own Vader rendition of the NOOOOOO at
the end of Revenge of the Sith, Disney followed up with the announcement that they will be continuing the series with Episode VII, to be released in
The question is, which way should they go with the story? I really can't see the original three protagonists making an appearance in anything more
than a cameo capacity (perhaps Mark Hamill being the exception), so who should be the new Luke, Leia and Han?
For many Star Wars fan, the saga continued on in novels with the release of The Thrawn
or the Heir to the Empire series.
Heir to the Empire is part of the Star Wars Expanded Universe, and takes place five years after the events of Return of the Jedi. The Rebel
Alliance has destroyed the Death Star, defeated Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine, and driven out the remnants of the old Imperial Starfleet to a
distant corner of the galaxy. Princess Leia and Han Solo are married and expecting twins. Luke Skywalker has become the first in a long-awaited new
line of Jedi Knights.
Thousands of light years away, Grand Admiral Thrawn, the last of the Emperor's Warlords, has taken command of the shattered Imperial Fleet, readied
it for war, and pointed it at the fragile heart of the New Republic. Thrawn is searching for a Dark Jedi and is succeeding in restoring the
This series, more than the subsequent follow up novels really stood out to me, along with the
Jedi Academy Series
, and would be a good series to base the next films on.
Agree? Disagree? Like it or not (I'm still in the 'coming to terms with it' not basket), Episode VII is on the way. So where should they go with