Marketsaw‘s spy is backing up the claims that Episode VII will focus on the Skywalker spawn, and also the film’s tone:
The focus is on the original trilogy in regards of reverence and tone. Remember I told you before that the tone was important, well I believe they are really taking that seriously. From everything I know, they’re focusing on that directly. Remember everything has the ability to change drastically, as Star Wars right now apart from the twin trilogies is a huge blank canvas. However, the trilogies ongoing narrative will continue to focus on that particular branch, whereas the stand alone movies, will fill and expand the voids in between in multiple timelines, and have potential to then be franchised themselves in regards to the worlds they open up.
The ‘news’ here, however, is the claim that Alfonso Cuarón (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Children of Men) may be a very important name in the hat for future Star Wars directing jobs, and to “expect” Simon Pegg in “some capacity.” Dengar?
UPDATE: Pegg tweets:
No idea where this silly rumour about me attached to the new Star Wars film came from but I can confirm that it’s absolute Bantha poodoo.
Continuing our review of the year that was, we have a glimpse back at how Star Wars has been lighting up the video screens – mostly our televisions in 2011, with an epic year for The Clone Wars, and the Blu-ray release of the Star Wars saga.
Time Out New York puts Star Trek actor but Star Wars fan Simon Pegg on the Hot Seat, and he opines that the Trek franchise has maintained its integrity while Star Wars hasn’t. Maybe he just didn’t see Star Trek V, or Insurrection? Then again, with the holodeck on The Next Generation, he voices that it jumped the shark there. Anyway, only one more day until the release of Star Trek…
Four more character shots were revealed at VegasCon ’08: Our first official look at Sulu (John Choo,) Scotty (Simon Pegg,) Chekov (Anton Yelchin) and McCoy (Karl Urban.) Like the Comic-Con posters, the four come together in the shape of the delta emblem. Trekmovie also reports that a screening of the movie’s first cut went very well.