Announced by Disney and Lucasfilm on Monday that the 7th installment of the Star Wars saga will begin shooting in May, we now know when it will take place. A long, long time ago except thirty years later in a galaxy far, far away. Or it might not be that far away now. The force of expansion is greater than the force of gravity, so we really have no way of telling. So, it would seem to depend on the circumstantial environment of the galaxy. Is it a member of a super-cluster? Does it have anything near enough to significantly affect it gravitationally? George Lucas didn't really specify. To be honest, he was kinda vague.
The first of three brand new, highly-anticipated Star Wars installments will be set 30 years after Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. (The 1983 sci-fi flick starred Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia and Harrison Ford as Han Solo.) According to the official website, Episode VII will "star a trio of new young leads along with some very familiar faces." Per Reuters, Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger divulged no casting details to shareholders in the company's annual meeting on Tuesday, March 18, other than announcing the return of beloved robot R2D2 in the new installment.
One of the "very familiar faces" is rumored to be Harrison Ford, and that would be sad. Nobody wants that. Han Solo was already frozen in carbonite, we don't need see him frozen by fibromyalgia or a hip replacement surgery.