Originally Posted by kluang
Disney will do an original story
the actors are too old to do a thrawn trilogy
if they get new actors for the characters, it will feel a bit wrong right.
I'm pretty certain they won't get the original actors to reprise their roles in the new trilogy anyway, except maybe a few of them. They might include a few of them in the movies by having them not take any action roles, and relegating them to just a few highly airbrushed hologram scenes or playing completely different roles.
I could see then doing Mark Hamill like they did Stan Lee in the Marvel movies, by giving him a little 2 minute pop shot in each of the 3 film playing a different (minor) role each time. That would actually be lulzy.
I would actually love them to do a Thrawn Saga. That little blue bastard was straight up devious.
In all probability Emperor Palpatine will return as the main villain. In the Books he makes like 5 or 6 comebacks from the grave, turns luke to the darkside (briefly), his kids and one of his grand kids. He nearly turned his nephew and niece (Solo's kids) by making them try to kill each other. They didn't know it though since they each thought they were fighting Vader. Oh yeah so much shit they could write about. Not to mention episodes 1-3 were all about the accession of palpatine to being emperor. Only makes sense that 7-9 would be about his final demise, the return of the Jedi order (Young Jedi Book series), and Lukes final days and fair well. Don't know how they'll fit all that into a mere 3 movies though. Soooooo much shit they'll have to completely skip.