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Yavin IV plot reveal was ‘mistake’

December 23rd, 2012 by bash Comments

A short while back we gave you a story about the appearance of Yavin IV in Star Wars: Episide VII.

Well it seems that this ‘reveal’ was false.

The original Reuters piece, written by Michael McDonald, said that the Mayan temples in Guatemala were to be used in the new film as part of a story device for Luke Skywalker to build a new Jedi Academy.

The line that interested us all read: “Yavin 4 and the rebel base return to the Star Wars plot in the forthcoming Episode VII, announced in October by the Walt Disney Co, in which Skywalker comes back to the planet to build a Jedi Knightacademy. However, fans said that Disney will likely film those scenes in a studio rather than return to Tikal.”

However, The contacted McDonald about the story to see if what he had written was true.

Here was his response: “This was a mistake. I misunderstood what fan clubs had told me and shown me in book plots and that storyline has not been announced by Disney. Perhaps I should have written something along the lines of ‘Yavin 4 appears in several Star Wars book plots and while Guatemala fans said they hope film crews return to Tikal, the company has not announced plans for the new episode.”

The article now features a correction about this part of the story. So there you have it. While it was fun to read and initially speculate it seems that we got excited a little too quickly.

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Hi all. I'm Bash and love anything and everything to do with Star Wars. Although I've watched hundreds of movies, read dozens of books and played numerous computer games from other genres and franchises since, nothing has come close to seeing George Lucas' epic for the very first time. I hope you all like the site and come back often.