‘Star Wars: Episode 7’ Is an Original Story

Have you finished wading through the Star Wars articles yet? No? Too bad, because we have another to add to the pile. Disney has revealed that the new trilogy of Star Wars films will not be based on the existing works. That means you can pretty much count out the comic books, video games, and everything else you know and hold dear. Fans speculated that writer Timothy Zahn’s Thrawn series, which takes place after the events of Return of the Jedi, might be where the Mouse House picked things up. E! Online confirms this isn’t so, and that Lucas’ treatments for the next three films are entirely new. No director is attached to Episode 7 at this time. Rumors, frustration, and fan rage will surely abound until the next major announcement, so feel free to vent in the comments, below.