Rumors: ‘A New Dawn’ title, Millennium Falcon set kicking around again for Episode VII

Lando, Han and the Falcon in ROTJ

FRYSQUINT: SEQUEL TRILOGY RUMORS: Take seriously at your own risk.We first heard last year that A New Dawn was a possible Episode VII title, but now it’s come up again, via newbie rumormonger TalkBacker. More interesting perhaps is this:

“… yes the falcon will make a big appearance, 1.1 scale size cross section is being constructed over at Pinewood, along with a power plant set and the famous cantina.”

The Millennium Falcon is pretty much a given if Harrison Ford signs on – maybe even if he doesn’t – but the cantina? Hrm. As always, I remain skeptical, particularly of the title bit. But whatever Episode VII turns out to be named, I don’t expect we’ll hear for a while.

10 Replies to “Rumors: ‘A New Dawn’ title, Millennium Falcon set kicking around again for Episode VII”

  1. I know it’s just a rumor but I really hope we don’t see the same cantina again or this galaxy is going to start feeling even more claustrophobic.

  2. I wouldn’t mind the Cantina (it would be a nice nod to the 1138 EU stories taking placing there ;-)), but I don’t necessarily need it either. Tatooine is a must-have, though. Maybe go back to Obi-Wan’s place or to Jabba’s palace or to the podracing arena (Tatooine Ghost style :-)).

    And the title? Well… No. It could be a working title, although “A New Beginning” would be a better one with regards to the one of The Phantom Menace.
    For the final title, I want more camp. “Doom of the Empire” or “Planet of the Dead” or “Return from the Abyss” (to adapt just a few of the old Flash Gordon titles ;-)).

  3. Star Wars is a MASSIVE universe and everyone keeps trying to shrink it. Anakin building C-3PO is annoying, but it makes some sense seeing that he sticks around with Leia’s entourage. Boba Fett’s relation to the Clones is weird, but it plays into his legendary status among bounty hunters. Tatooine being THE FOCAL POINT of the entire galaxy has never made sense to me though. It’s a backwater hole for goodness sake! The only explanation I can think of for so many characters being drawn there and so much happening there is that it somehow represents the center of the Force or something? That would make way more sense if Anakin was born there, but he just moved there as a very young child. If Abrams makes Star Wars a VII a Tatooine fest, I’m gonna be pissed. How about some new planets people?

    1. Bit soon to start ranting about planets when we have no idea how many planets there’ll actually be, or even if any of this is for real. Hell, for all we know, maybe the Cantina will only be a brief flashback…


      You heard it here first.

  4. @Tatooine: It’s the planet of ultimate light, though, isn’t it? Two suns, an endless gleaming desert… The exact opposite of Mustafar as the planet of darkness, and of the Death Star, of course.
    So within the mythology, Tatooine is the holy land, the land of the Chosen One, of the son of suns. It’s not just a “backwater hole”, it’s the place where the redeemer is coming from.
    In my opinion, the sequels have to go back there somehow. It’s the epicenter of the light side of the Force.

  5. @Aaron:

    Don’t read too much into it. Although the opposite of Mustafar I can kinda get.


    I completely agree, even the books try to reuse the same planets over and over again. Like, is Kashyyyk really that important to the galaxy as a whole? Is Corellia really important enough to fight a war over, or is that just the totally biased view we’ve been given because Han comes from there?


    Too bad he wasn’t really ambidextrous. Then he wouldn’t have lost his job as an architect after Kenobi sliced off his drawing arm.

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