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SPECULATION: Will 'Mara Jade' Be In Star Wars: Episode 7?

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    <div style='clear: both; text-align: left;']In 1991 Timothy Zahn published 'Heir to the Empire' the first Star Wars work to further the adventures of Luke, Han, and Leia in the era after Episode VI. It was met with enthusiasm and excitement and quickly became a fan favorite, and New York Times Best Seller, not only for renewing interest in our galaxy far, far away but for introducing the fanbase to a new character named 'Mara Jade.' So will Mara make her big screen debut in Episode VII? Jump aboard to find out . . .</div>
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    <div style='clear: both; text-align: left;']Back on April 25th, 2014 StarWars.com released an Official Announcement about Star Wars canon moving forward:</div>
    <blockquote style='clear: both;'][COLOR=#3d85c6; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif]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. (Emphasis mine.)[/COLOR][/QUOTE]
    With this one release, what everyone suspected became officially official -- the Expanded Universe will be over-written. A collective gasp rang out as many die-hard EU fans 'felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced.' Yes, the EU as we knew it has died. This article is not the place to debate the pros or cons of such a decision as that war rages-on across the internets as I type. I will say this -- Chewbacca LIVES!!! And for that I am most thankful!

    So we know Chewie lives, but what about some of the other fan favorites that have emerged from the EU? What about 'Jacen' and 'Jaina Solo?' What about their little brother 'Anakin?' What about 'Ben Skywalker?' Or 'Grand Admiral Thrawn?' What will become of Mara Jade? And therein lies the crux of this article -- Will Mara Jade be in Star Wars: Episode VII?

    Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it, as the saying goes. Thus, before we look ahead let us look back at some Star Wars history to see if it sheds light on our present and future . . . 
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    A long time ago in a galaxy not so far away a young filmmaker named George Lucas made a little film called THX-1138. Oh, wait, wrong film. He, obviously, made Star Wars. Perhaps you heard of it? Anyway, Star Wars started out as one film, but George had so much material that he eventually broke it into 3 films. Many websites chronicle the history of this, but none are more thorough than <b style='font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;']:[/b] 
    As Star Wars became insanely successful George began talking about as many as twelve films! 
    The twelve episode saga was backed-up by
    Dale Pollock who, while researching Lucas for his biography, was shown the outlines for the infamous twelve episodes.
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    <div style='clear: both; text-align: left;']This is what Pollock had to say about the outlines:</div>
    <blockquote style='clear: both; text-align: left;']“It was originally a 12-part saga,” Pollock told TheWrap. “The three most exciting stories were 7, 8 and 9. They had propulsive action, really interesting new worlds, new characters. I remember thinking, ‘I want to see these 3 movies.’” [/QUOTE]
    And, all things being equal, Pollock and the rest of the world will see those films! Whether or not there will be nine or twelve is a matter for another time and perhaps article. For now, we want to know -- What did George intend for Episodes VII, VIII &amp; IX, after all the scripts are based on his treatments?

    In 1983 George described the thematic structure of the Sequel Trilogy like this:
    In Starlog magazine, Issue 127, February 1988, George is interviewed and asked the following question:
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    Clearly this is a reference to his intention to give Luke Skywalker a female companion. I say 'companion' because even George wasn't sure anyone would be 'married' in Star Wars. Again, from Worrell's Icons
    In the same issue of Starlog we read:
    We know from the Prequels that Jedi were forbidden from love and marriage and kids. But we all saw how that turned out for the 'fighting monks.' And of course Luke is pretty much free to re-build the Jedi Order in his image, begging many questions like: Can Jedi be married (if such a thing exists)? Can they have children? How many Padawans can they train? When does training begin? And so on and so forth. 

    Let us focus on the concept of marriage here for a second. When George gave that interview to Starlog magazine he was still pretty fresh off his devastating divorce in 1983. It is understandable that he would be pretty ambivalent at best and bitter at worst toward the institution of marriage, not even to mention the fact that it's mired in Earthly traditions that Lucas' humans probably don't adhere to. At the time, his hero, his avatar, Luke Skywalker perhaps never found love in his mind. But now George is happily married, one would presume, and it seems logical that Luke, too, could find love. We all know that as Jedi Master his 'passing on what he has learned' has nothing to do with familial ties and everything to do with those potential Jedi strong in the Force, but wouldn't it make sense for Luke to pro-create as a way to re-build the Jedi Order and pass on what he has learned? So does Luke Skywalker have a mate? 

    In answer to that question I'll simply present some facts and RUMORS, and let you decide.
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    The first, and perhaps most telling piece of evidence is an article that Viral Hide posted back on April 11th, 2014 -- Karen Gillan cut her RED HAIR for Guardians of the Galaxy and this is what she had to say about it:
    I posted this bit in the <a style='font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;' href='https://www.starwarsnewsnet.com/?p=70']Darth Plagueis[/url] article, but it also applies here as well since the entertainment industry is all about synergy:
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    <div>However, the one figure from the EU -- Plagueis is CANON -- that was released as part of the current 'Black Series' is Mara Jade as seen here:
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    <div style='clear: both; text-align: left;']According to a source, who may or may not be legit, this was done because she WILL be in Episode VII and all other EU figures were pulled because of two reasons -- they're either obsolete as the EU is over-written or they will be incorporated into the saga and Disney attempts to keep it a surprise. It seems to us, quite obvious, that if they continue to authorize the release of certain figures then it is because Disney/LFL intends them to become canon. However, note that the figure released is a young version of Jade, the reason for which will become apparent later.</div>
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    A while ago there were some rumblings that Disney could incorporate characters from the EU as 'templates,' for lack of a better description, but give them different names. We've also received contradictory tips that some of the EU characters that Disney incorporates WILL KEEP their names. This is welcome news as several of the important EU characters like Mara Jade, the Solo twins and Ben Skywalker are endeared favourites. While I agree that changing a lot of EU characters will be necessary if only to divorce the movies from the EU and not have to stick to the characters that were created therein, in the case of Mara Jade it doesn't make sense. It doesn't make sense that they would keep her red hair for instance. Why not change it? It also doesn't make sense to make a figure for her if you're going to change her name. In my opinion I think Mara Jade will be one of the only EU characters Disney keeps as an almost perfect 1 to 1 translation. In this case Mara has too much history and too many devoted fans for them to just change-her-up for the sake of changing-her-up. By keeping her intact they don't really have to 'introduce' her. 

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    And speaking of 'introductions' we've received contradictory rumors from a couple different sources. Of course, these rumors should be taken with a hearty dose of salt at this stage and we're all just trying to get the facts straight. With that in mind, the original report was that Mara Jade would be appearing in Rebels and then Episode VII, but lately we've been hearing that she will be introduced in Episode VII <i style='font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;']before[/i] Rebels. According to this source the actress who will be playing Mara Jade is supposed to be a BIG surprise and in fact has to cover up when coming and going from the sets so as NOT to be identified or recognized. Along this same theme the actress in question cannot and will not discuss being involved with Episode VII at all until its release in December 2015. Thus, it is very likely Disney will make no mention of her or Jade until they are absolutely forced to via a TMZ leak or something.

    As if all these rumblings, these little disturbances in the Force weren't enough to pique your interest, I offer you this little tid-bit. As always take with more than a few grains of salt and a glass of your beverage of choice. Making Star Wars posted an article back in May about James Luceno's CANON book -- remember everything going forward, games, apps, comics, and books is canon now -- called 'Tarkin.' You'll remember James Luceno's name as he was tasked with writing the all-important 'Darth Plagueis' novel. Anyway, here is the interesting part from the article:
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    <div>That will be very interesting to watch as November 4th, the 'Tarkin' release date, approaches. IF Jade is in the book, Jade is in the galaxy, meaning likely to appear in Star Wars: Episode VII as well as Star Wars: Rebels, although I can't see Disney/LFL letting the cat out of the bag in a book versus their HUGE tentpole. Very, very unlikely . . . </div>

    <div>BUT, if all this isn't enough to convince you, then I have to ask, Who is Domhnall Gleeson playing??? While everyone was talking about the rumors regarding Alex Pettyfer and Ryan Gosling, NO ONE saw ol' Domhnall coming.

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    People were on the lookout for blondes while a ginger snuck in. Does it not make sense that IF his mother has RED HAIR a certain [Ben] Skywalker would also?

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    <div style='clear: both; text-align: left;']And speaking of ol' red herself, who will wear the wig? The fan, as in fantasy, casting has centered around actresses like Gillian Anderson, Christina Hendricks, and Amy Yasbeck solely for their red locks, but a tip from February suggested that <a style='font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;' href='https://www.starwarsnewsnet.com/?p=228']Sigourney Weaver[/url] had met with JJ about a possible role. This makes sense for two reasons, the wig and her age -- she's 64, which also happen to be her height -- 6' 4'. Just kidding, she's only 6. Yet, Sigourney may just be too busy to do Star Wars since she has already signed on for <i style='font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;']Avatar 2-4, [/i]which is filming all at once.</div>

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    <div style='clear: both; text-align: left;']In summation, I believe that Mara Jade will be in Episode VII mainly because it makes sense for the 'family saga' and gives legitimacy to [Ben] Skywalker as Luke's son. I don't know who's playing Jade, but apparently someone who isn't a 'normal' redhead as the actress in question requires a wig. But the biggest factor for me is quite simple -- Mara Jade has EXISTED longer in the Star Wars universe than she hasn't. Confusing, I know, let me explain. Mara Jade has been a fan-favorite for about 24 years!!! Star Wars only existed for a mere 14 years without her and Disney/LFL knows this. What do you believe?</div>

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    yeah yeah.. blame the droid.
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    ...no, more like V'ger in Star Trek: The Motion Picture! :D
     
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    It is the will of the Force. Momma Mara Jade will make an appearance to get Rey back on track :rolleyes:
     
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    I would LOVE to believe that!! :)
     
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