'Star Wars: Episode VII' to Follow Luke Skywalker and Jedi Academy?
In an article chronicling the visitors journeying to a Mayan temple (as we near "the end of the world"), Reuters talks about the landmark's place in the original Star Wars trilogy. The Mayan temple in question (seen above) serves as the home of a rebel base on Yavin 4. Normally this article would serve as much interest to us as something to write about, but the news outlet mentioned some plot details for the anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII. It sounds like a rumor or maybe assumed information from the extensive collection of books, but it's worth talking about since we haven't had any solid updates in awhile.
Here's what Reuters said about Yavin 4 and its place in the new trilogy:
"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 [Luke] Skywalker comes back to the planet to build a Jedi Knight academy. However, fans said that Disney will likely film those scenes in a studio rather than return to Tikal."
Sounds pretty interesting, but here's the problem. That storyline is from the expanded universe series of books, and back in October we learned that this new series of films would not adapt any of the existing books or comics into films. Though perhaps that's an exaggeration as some of the story elements could certainly be used without being a direct adaptation of any specific expanded universe storyline. It would fit for the new trilogy as Skywalker could be training a new set of Jedi to continue the story for future films. Of course, it also seems a little obvious, so we'll regard this as rumor and hope for an update soon. Thoughts?