The continuing saga of Star Wars gets an update for a new generation of fans in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the seventh installment of the fan favorite sci-fi franchise. But fans of the old movies won’t have to stray too far as characters from the original trilogy (Star Wars Episode IV-VI) including Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, and Chewbacca will all be making appearances in the film. The lovable droids R2-D2 and C-3PO will also be making appearances.
An article at Movie Pilot reveals details of what exactly these characters will be up to in the new film series. First up is the main character of the original Star Wars, Luke Skywalker. At the conclusion of Episode VI, Luke discovers that Darth Vader is actually his father. Vader realizes the monster that he has become and sacrifices himself to end the Empire’s rule of tyranny. Luke also loses a hand in the showdown against his father.
Luke will face new challenges in Episode VII as he is plagued by visions and voices that are slowly driving him insane. What his premonitions actually forebode have yet to be revealed. What is known, however, is that Luke will be guarding an as of yet undisclosed Sith tomb that will undoubtedly play a vital role in the film.
Also returning are Princess Leia and Han Solo, who are now married and with a child of their own. Princess Leia, however, is now actually Queen Leia as she now leads the Republic against the Empire. Sketches have indicated that her new outfit in the movie will be a gray body suit with black vest and boots – not exactly the most regal of outfits.
Han Solo has also risen in the ranks and is now a commander. Sketches show that he has a similar outfit as in the previous series but he is now sporting a brown trenchcoat. His pal Chewbacca also returns though the wookie is now sporting an as of yet unexplained bionic hand. He will be back to protect his lifelong friend, and even perhaps Han and Leia’s child.