It’s probably true to say that the Star Wars Episode VIInews and rumour machine is well and truly rumbling along like a Jawa Sandcrawler… isn’t it glorious?
This week the big story is that the latest Star Wars chapter will feature two classic is mostly EU groups – the Nightsisters, probably best represented in the Clone Wars animated series, and Jango Fett’s people, the Mandalorians.
Now the Nightsisters thing has been around for a while with a supposed leaked image looking like on (here) and then the rumor that actress Lupita Nyong’o could play a Nightsister (here) abd the Mandalorian thing is probably one of the biggest fan boy wishes.
Latino Review has reported that in the new movies the Jedi will have “Mercenary” enemies and they add that “Mandalorians will make a big appearance in the upcoming sequel “Star Wars: Episode VII.” If you’re asking who are Mandalorians it’s obvious that you’re not a Star Wars fan.”
Curiously, Sabine Wren in the upcoming animated series Star Wars Rebels is a Mando and this could tie into the rumours we’ve heard for a while that Rebels will be an ‘in’ for new fans and will set up things that we’ll see in the new movie…
Their source also adds that “a Sith Witch/Witches are in “”Star Wars: Episode VII.” We don’t know the name of the character(s) nor do we know if they’re loosely based on the Nightsisters of Dathomir, Dathomir of course being Darth Maul’s home world.”
In a related story, Aintitcool reports that: “Han Solo is pretty much the main character of EPISODE VII, leading a galaxy-wide search party for Luke Skywalker.”
So could these two stories tie in? Could the Mandos or Nightsisters have Luke? Perhaps the Jedi employ the Mandos to locate Luke as they are the best mercenaries in the universe… perhaps from the Nightsisters?
Who knows? But it’s great fun to speculate…