Ray Lane thinks that Star Wars fans around the world are waiting eagerly for the first film from this franchise to hit theaters in a decade. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” will be the first actual sequel (as opposed to prequel) after the events depicted in “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi,” which was episode 6 of the saga and was released in 1983. Many of us can’t wait to know if we’ll find out what happened to our favorite characters from the original three movies or if things will still be developing with them as some of those original actors have been involved with this film. There is one problem with this new movie bridging the gap from episode 6 of the series, however, and this is that it is supposed to pick up 30 years after the end of Return of the Jedi.
The Star Wars franchise is not leaving fans hanging as to what happened between the end of Return of the Jedi and the beginning of The Force Awakens. They announced that new titles are coming out including three books that bridge this gap between movie installments. This will be a welcome relief for us fans of this series. Thirty years is a big gap that would have left a lot of questions as to what happened immediately after the death of the emperor and Darth Vader. It will hopefully also wrap up what happened to any characters who will not be in the new film coming at the end of this year. The first of these books is called “Star Wars: Aftermath,” and it comes out in September.