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By now, everyone and their pet lizard knows that Disney has bought LucasFilm and is fast tracking work on an Episode VII, with an VIII and IX following in a third trilogy for arguably the most famous and profitable franchise of all time.

Disney is aiming for a 2015 release for Episode VII. We know that George Lucas has stepped down, and that Kathleen Kennedy is now the head of the company (and is producing the new trilogy), but Lucas will still be onboard as a consultant (and has written the treatments for the next three films). What will the movies be about? Most have speculated/hoped that it would be Timothy Zahn’s “Thrawn Trilogy,” but this looks to be untrue. According to E! Online, “it’s an original story.” It is entirely likely that this is the case, but it’s pretty impossible for Disney not to make three »

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