Two major reports have come out in the last few days regarding Episode VII. One of them is straight from a direct source (but still unconfirmed!) and the other is a blatant rumour and is to be taken with a grain of salt.
The first, more reliable report, is Harrison Ford.
WGN in Chicago caught up with Ford on a red carpet and asked point blank about his involvement with Episode VII, to which he replied: “It’s not in the bag yet, but I think it’s going to happen.”
Harrison Ford is much more reliable at such things than Carrie Fisher, so this can be taken with a greater degree of certainty, but until it's announced officially, anything can change. Even Ford in his quote hints at the idea that it's not a done deal yet, and that's how we should approach it.
The more unsubstantiated part of this report comes from Cosmic Book News. I've never heard of them and have no insight into their reliability, but their report swings from "obvious" to "you've been reading too many early 90s Star Wars comics."
Here are their major points from their report:
Star Wars Episode VII will be set 30 years after Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
It will indeed feature the Skywalker/Solo children coming to the peak of their powers
The Jedi Order has been rebuilt with Luke Skywalker as Grand Master
A disciple of Emperor Palpatine aims to rebuild the Sith Armies of the Old Republic and destroy the Jedi where the Skywalker children will be thrust into battle and face their inner demons of their Skywalker lineage.
The first one proves they can count. The second one leads me to believe they read the Internet. And it's the last two that lead me to believe they've been reading too much. I just don't buy it. The "source" in their report says to take this as a rumour, which says to me their source is pulling things out of thin air. The story has been set and the script has been worked on from an approved treatment. The story is in place. For anyone in the know, they'll know how to separate fact from fiction in that regard.
This sounds like a licensee or some random person not actually in the know reading tea leaves.
Sure, they could come to fruition, but you'd do well to take each and every one of these with a grain of salt large enough to melt a Hutt.
(via Club Jade)