posted on Jun, 11 2013 @ 02:15 PM
Ever since it was announced, I've been trying to research hints about what this will be about. Lucas himself, has made references to it in the past,
and many of those ideas fit.
Here's kind of a bullet list of what I'm surmising for the new trilogies, based on the only consistencies that keep popping up....
Takes place about 40 years after RotJ (Return of the Jedi) - This would make sense given the aging of the actors.
Luke is a Jedi Master (picking up from Yoda's "Pass on what you have learned" directive) and teaching a new generation of Jedi.
The remnants of the Empire are being dismantled.
Han and Leia are together.
Main theme is moral choices and distinguishing right from wrong.
Luke's son is tempted by the Dark Side.
Luke's student (and/or son?) will be the protagonist of the new trilogy.
None of these are at odds with the expanded universe of the novels, etc., but in numerous interviews, Lucas has repeatedly said he wouldn't have gone
that route with the story. (Luke getting married, a clone of the Emperor, etc.).