Rumors have been flying around the galaxy ever since Disney announced that Star Wars: Episode 7 would be in theaters in 2015. With all these rumors, one has to wonder which ones may be true and which ones are false. One rumor that has recently surfaced may be worth paying attention to.
According to sources at Schmoes Know, Abrams has sent out a casting breakdown that may reveal the movies storyline and two of the main characters. This is the supposed breakdown:
“Storyline: Two 17-year-old twins, a girl and a boy, are trained by their uncle Luke to be the greatest Jedi’s in the galaxy. Problems arise when the male twin turns to the darkside.
“Jaina Solo – Female, 17 years old, lead. – Jacen’s twin sister, one of the greatest Jedi’s in the galaxy, trained by her uncle Luke Skywalker.
“Jacen Solo- Male, 17 years old, lead. – Jaina’s twin brother, one of the greatest Jedi’s in the world. A loner who is constantly struggling with the idea of what’s right and what’s wrong. Starts to turn to the darkside. Full of conviction that what he is doing is the “right thing”. Will eventually become Darth Caedus.”
This is not the first time that rumors for Star Wars: Episode 7 has centered on the Solo kids and that may explain the return of the original cast, but I have to wonder if this storyline is too comfortable for Abrams.
This particular storyline seems to be very similar to the Star Wars Extended Universe book series. Abrams as well as producer Lawrence Kasdan have previously stated that past material would not be used.
“I’m trying to start fresh. There are certain pleasures that we think the saga can bring to people that they’ve been missing, and we’re hoping to bring them that, and at the same time have them feel that it’s all new.”
Personally, I feel this report may be from people who wish to see the Extended Universe on film, and thus is probably just a rumor.