Most likely you have heard the bizarre news- that Disney now owns Lucasfilm and that they will be making Star Wars episodes VII, VIII, and XI(seven, eight, and nine).
A lot of people are shocked or excited but I'm not really feeling anything right now, it just seems so weird and unreal.
I never expected this to happen; George Lucas always seemed very staunch about never making more Star Wars films so the fact that they are seems a little strange.
Since it is inevitable, I have several things I hope they do with all of this.
1: I DO NOT want them to completely disregard the EU but since Mr. Lucas mentioned it in the above video, I do have some hope. Though, if they DO mess it up, well, you were warned.........
2: If they make episodes 7,8, and 9 they should use the Thrawn Trilogy; those were supposed to be episodes 7,8, and 9 originally so if they just copied those books, I could see something good coming out of it. Though there is, of course, the question about the actors.....
3: I want to be in these films. Period. I had thought I'd never be in a Star Wars film but now I have a chance to do it. Hopefully I could at least have a small, speaking part(I'd die of happiness of I got to be a Jedi).
4: Since they were talking about branching out and making new stuff, I really hope they make a Jedi Apprentice/Jedi Quest TV show(which includes Secrets of the Jedi and Legacy of the Jedi). I think that would be really awesome! :D I'd also like to see Wild Space and Shatterpoint, and the Young Jedi Knights/Junior Jedi Knights stories being used.
So what do you all think? I'm didn't like the idea until I watched the video and now I don't know. I guess I'll just wait and see.