It’s rare that a week passes here at GFR without at least one Star Wars: Episode VII rumor coming down the pike. And sure, rumors are always going to vastly outnumber confirmed facts at this early stage in the movie’s production, but it’s kind of fun to imagine the various different paths Episode VII might take. At least until those aforementioned facts arrive and start narrowing those paths down to only a few possibilities. One thing we have maddeningly little information about at this point is whether the new Star Wars films will respect any of the Expanded Universe content as canon. If you’re a fan of both Star Wars and the EU content, this batch of artwork is almost certainly going to make you long for what Episode VII could be…even if that isn’t the path it follows.
This gorgeous Star Wars artwork was created by artist Darren Tan for the Star Wars Essential Readers Companion. It features many of the EU characters many fans have come to know and love: Luke Skywalker as an elder Jedi Master, Grand Admiral Thrawn, Mara Jade, the Solo and Skywalker children. While Episode VII is said to involve older versions of Luke, Leia, and Han Solo, as well as their children, it seems unlikely that the new trilogy will directly adapt any of the EU content, so these images may be the closest we’ll come to seeing these characters and moments brought to life outside of the written word.