MarketSaw claim to have an incredibly reputable inside source (who claims to have a disreputable one?) feeding them them information on the Disney/LucasFilm deal, and he reckons, “Luke Skywalker is a primary focus, as are many of the original trilogy cast. Disney also realised that George Lucas and Star Wars are one and the same, so George will certainly have a voice on any angle taken, in fact I believe it’s one of many stipulations.
“There are two trilogies planned, all following an original overview by Lucas, which was always planned as a multi generational saga. Movies 10 – 12 are from my understanding about the offspring of the Skywalkers, set many years later with the surviving cast playing much older versions of themselves and featuring a female protagonist named Skywalker.
“This is something that I understand is being discussed as the latest trilogy may end up being an amalgamation of the two using themes and ideas from both, but still keeping the general story, also allowing for continuity of cast.”
This sort of thing is obviously going to be a big part of our lives for the next few years, so stay sceptical/cautiously optimistic folks.
The complete Star Wars saga (so far!) is available on Blu-ray priced £56.79 from Amazon.co.uk.