Skip to content

Disney yet to confirm leaked Star Wars Episode VII storyline

Raw Story

Star Wars Stormtroopers via AFP

Reuters article suggests Luke Skywalker returns to Yavin 4 to build Jedi academy in forthcoming sequel. But Disney is yet to confirm

Star Wars fans are abuzz after a news agency report appeared to inadvertently reveal that the debut film in Disney’s forthcoming revival of the series will feature a storyline in which Luke Skywalker returns to the planet Yavin 4 to build a Jedi knight academy.

The titbit is buried in an article by Reuters about the ancient Mayan city of Tikal, deep in the Guatemala rainforest, which George Lucas used for the location of the rebel base in 1977′s Star Wars. (It is from here that the rebel assault on the first Death Star is launched.) The tourist destination has apparently become inundated with fans of the long-running space opera aiming to soak up the “end of the world” atmosphere as an era closes in the Mayan Long Count calendar this Friday.

Disney has not yet confirmed the storyline for Star Wars: Episode VII and some websites have speculated that Reuters does not have its facts straight. The usually reliable agency’s story reads: “Yavin 4 and the rebel base return to the Star Wars plot in the forthcoming Episode VII, announced in October by the Walt Disney Co, in which Skywalker comes back to the planet to build a Jedi knight academy.”

Reuters may have confused the storyline for Episode VII with Yavin 4′s involvement in the “expanded” Star Wars universe as depicted in dozens of books released in the wake of the original trilogy that hit cinemas between 1977 and 1983. Here, Yavin 4 is indeed the location for a Jedi school, but there has been no suggestion from Disney that the new films will follow the direction of the novels, which Lucas himself never entirely accepted as canonical.

Nevertheless, the story has been picked up by a number of blogs as fans of the series scurry for the tiniest morsels of information about the new trilogy of films. So far Disney has revealed only that writers Michael Arndt (Toy Story 3), Lawrence Kasdan (The Empire Strikes Back) and Simon Kinberg (Sherlock Holmes) will take charge of the new triptych.

Disney announced the new Star Wars films in October after buying all rights to the series through its acquisition of LucasFilm for $4.05bn, with Lucas agreeing to step aside after more than 35 years in charge. British director Matthew Vaughn has been rumoured to be in talks to helm the first film in the new trilogy, while Brad Bird, Steven Spielberg and Star Trek’s JJ Abrams have all ruled themselves out. The stars of the original trilogy, Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) and Harrison Ford (Han Solo), have all been tipped to return to the series.

Guardian News and Media 2012

View the original article at Raw Story.

Related Posts with Thumbnails

Posted in General News.

Tagged with Disney, guatemala, Media, news, Star Trek.

Support #altnews & keep Dark Politricks alive

Any support to keep this site running would be much appreciated! If you see any adverts that interest you then please visit them as it helps me without you even needing to give me any money. A few clicks is all it takes to help keep the servers running and #altnews alive!

Please remember I have written hundreds of articles for this site and I host numerous amounts of material that has been taken offline by their original hosters which would be unavailable for viewing if it wasn't for this site. Therefore I would kindly ask you to help support me so that the site can continue doing what I think is an important job as well as reporting on stories the mainstream media would rather you didn't know about. I personally think it is important to host material such as removed reports that show that even FOX News once repoted on Israeli spy rings following the 9.11 hijackers before September 11th Or publishing the original Liberal Democrats Freedom Bill which was removed from their site once they enacted some watered down rubbish instead once they got into power.

However if you don't want to use the very obvious and cost free ways (to you) to help the site and keep me writing for it then please consider making a small donation, especially if you have a few quid sitting in your PayPal account doing nothing useful!

0 Responses

Stay in touch with the conversation, subscribe to the RSS feed for comments on this post.

Some HTML is OK

or, reply to this post via trackback.