Each Star Wars trilogy has an arc that it’s based around. The original trilogy, episodes 4 – 6, chronicle Luke Skywalker’s heroes journey from a young mechanic on Tatooine to the greatest Jedi Master of them all. Episodes 1 – 3 chronicle Anakin Skywalker’s fall from prospective hero Jedi to the evil Darth Vader.
And now, according to Schmoes Know, we may know the arc for Episodes 7 – 9. Now, it’s important to note that this could all be bullshit. The guys at Schmoes maintain that this is a reliable source that’s given them a copy of the casting sheet for Episode VII, which should start casting fairly soon. So here it is:
Storyline: Two 17 year old twins, a girl and a boy, are trained by their uncle Luke to be the greatest Jedis in the galaxy. Problems arise when the male twin turns to the dark side.
Jaina Solo – Female, 17 years old, lead. – Jacen’s twin sister, one of the greatest Jedis in the galaxy, trained by her uncle Luke Skywalker
Jacen Solo – Male, 17 years old, lead – Jaina’s twin brother, one of the greatest Jedis 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 dark side. Full of conviction that what he is doing is the “right thing”. Will eventually become Darth Caedus.
Jaina and Jacen are, of course, the twin kids of Han Solo and Princess Leia. Keeping it in the family is something most people assumed would happen because it makes the most sense. The movies thusfar has been about the Skywalker family. Completely changing that now wouldn’t make much sense.
They get a lot of play in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. So does that Darth Caedus dude. I don’t really want to get into that though, because I think this is bull. Firstly, this may not matter but it’s a detail casting calls don’t usually mess up: Jaina is referred to as the greatest Jedi in the galaxy while Jacen is the greatest in the world. That feels like sloppy writing.
Far too sloppy for something as big as Star Wars. The other thing that strikes me odd is that thing sets out a course for a trilogy that’s very similar to the last one we went through. Are they really going to take us through a young boy figuring out whether he’s on the light or dark side of The Force? And are they really going to borrow from the terrible Expanded Universe to reintroduce their billion dollar franchise? No, they aren’t.
For those reasons I cannot simply believe a word of this. Unfortunately, because its Star Wars, it’s going to fly around the web like wild fire. I advise that you don’t put any stock in it at all. [Schmoes Know]