Director J. J. Abrams spoke with The Times Magazine and revealed that Episode 7 could return to the darker and grittier look of the Original Trilogy...
Remember that fan video?
Well in the interview Abrams actually praised these set of rules, which is really great news.
This include setting the films on a Western style frontier of the galaxy rather than in shiny big cities like the three most recent films, giving the films a gritty and dirtier aesthetic and recreating some of the danger and mystery of the originals.
I loved how Star Wars had that sense of a world far beyond the borders of what you can see and have been told – it's one of the things it did so brilliantly.If you watch the first movie, you don't actually know exactly what the Empire is trying to do. They're going to rule by fear – but you don't know what their end game is. The beauty of that movie was that it was an unfamiliar world, and yet you wanted to see it expand and to see where it went.Still Abrams didn't diss the Prequel Trilogy. He needs to find the balance and not to alienate fans of the originals and the younger fans of the prequels.
A lot of kids who saw all the prequels when they were young really do identify with those movies as much as my generation identified with the originals.
Another interesting thing about this interview is that according to The Times the British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor might be considered for a role in Episode 7 after he was seen sitting in the lobby of J.J. Abrams' office.
So there you have your next Episode 7 casting rumor.