The latest rumor about the storyline of Episode VII is that Adam Driver is playing the son of Han and Leia who turns to the Dark Side and the movie is about their attempt to save him. There’s a very good reason why this rumor is false…Lucasfilm says it is!
Last month, Lucasfilm officially announced that the stories of Episodes VII-IX will not be based on any of the post-Return of the Jedi novels:
In order to give maximum creative freedom to the filmmakers and also preserve an element of surprise and discovery for the audience, Star Wars Episodes VII-IX will not tell the same story told in the post-Return of the Jedi Expanded Universe.
Yes elements from the EU can be used in the new Star Wars canon, but Jacen Solo turning to the Dark Side and becoming Darth Caedus is a story told in the post-ROTJ EU! The exact example Lucasfilm used in their official announcement!
If they’re not adapting the Thrawn trilogy, they’re also not adapting the nine-book Legacy of the Force storyline dealing with Han and Leia’s son who turns to the Dark Side.
Of course, a lot of the sites spreading this false rumor never read any Star Wars book outside of maybe the Thrawn trilogy so when they’re passed this rumor they post it assuming it’s true without actually researching why it’s completely made up.
I really don’t understand what’s so hard to understand about Lucasfilm’s official statement that the movies will not tell the same story as the books. Are people that desperate for Star Wars rumors that they ignore what Lucasfilm said?