J.J. Abrams ‘Star Wars’ Will Take Place 30 Years After ‘Jedi’, Long After The Ewoks Die

Thursday, March 20 by
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Eureka! We have a piece of information in the predictably secretive Star Wars Episode VII. And we shared it in the title, but in case you’re a title-skimmer, let’s go over it again: Star Wars Episode VII will take place 30 years after the events in Return of the Jedi.

Which I suppose means that the characters, the human ones, at least will either be dead or very old in this iteration. However, considering that Jedi was released in 1983, they could ostensibly cast all the actors that appeared in the original.

But, geez, I hope they don’t do that. I don’t pay $14/ticket to stare at old people for 90 minutes. Well, I did for Cocoon, Last Vegas, and Red 2, but those were all exceptions.

No other details about Star Wars were released, but we’ll be back with even the slightest piece of non-news. You have our word.

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