This week saw the publication of a number of very brief character descriptions for Star Wars Episode VII and so the rumour mill spins once again with thousands bringing their Star Wars knowledge to bear on the question of who will lead us into a new trilogy.
Despite countless conflicting reports, we already know that Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) will all be back in some capacity for Star Wars Episode VII. However, this trio is far from the only fan favourite characters that fans would like to see return, so who else deserves to have their stories continue in the J.J. Abrams helmed sequel to the original trilogy?
It’s tricky to think of anyone from the prequels, not just because of their inherent awfulness, but also as it just wouldn’t make sense without the use of flashbacks (after all, it would be bizarre for Obi-Wan’s ghost form to suddenly be a fresh faced Ewan McGregor rather than the late, great Alec Guinness).
Here are ten suggestions for Star Wars characters that should make an appearance in Episode VII…
10. Lando Calrissian
Over the course of two films, Lando Calrissian cemented himself as one of THE most popular characters in the Star Wars franchise, and Billy Dee Williams has actually expressed interest in reprising the role numerous times.
While he was never quite as well fleshed out as the rest of the main cast members, Lando was an important member of the group by the time that the credits rolled on Return of the Jedi, so it would be a great shame to not see him make at least a brief appearance of some sort in Episode VII.