February 24, 2014
The Twins Will Indeed Be The Focus Of The New STAR WARS Trilogy
MarketSaw is giving some updated news concerning the plot, something we haven't been getting much off. Besides the recent report Star Wars Episode VII, went from focusing on the kids to the original three. New information from Jim's source confirms that the twins (Jacen and Jaina) will be the focus of the trilogy. We've heard that the original characters (Luke, Leia and Han) would be the focus of the first film, by the end of it the kids would take over. There has been an assumption that Ben Skywalker will also be included, but he isn't mentioned here. While a female protagonist has been mentioned since the original announcement.
"Ultimately it's about twins, and which will take a path towards darkness and which will follow in their fathers footsteps, or at least that is what it used to be, that may come later as I think changes are being undertaken to bring the original cast into the forefront of the story leading to ramifications that lead up to the next generation of Skywalkers."
We'll eventually hear actually casting confirmation, but I have to say I'd be fine with pairing up Rachel Hurd-Wood and Jack Reynor as the siblings. The tricky thing is that Abrams is sort of in control of how they approach the cannon, we'll get the twins. It's unknown if they'll be Han/Leia's children or Luke/Mara Jade's, since Lucasfilm has a bit of wiggle room to do what they want with these characters. Ben Skywalker could very well join his cousins, but having the Skywalker name for their main characters is kind of necessary thing.