The Avengers director Joss Whedon has been talking about the new Star Wars films that Disney has planned, giving his views on the movie ideas. Joss says that he would not bring back the original characters, played by Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, but would instead move forward with new characters.
Whedon was chatting to Digital Spy, when he explained, "You know, I wouldn’t go back, I’d go forward. I would want to create characters that would resonate the way that they did. I mean not that I don’t want to see [the new movies], I would be excited to, but I also feel like I would want to explore a very different part of that universe."
Joss also went on to talk about the planned standalone movies, which would see a new actor cast as a young Han Solo, "That I would never want to do. Some things may not be rebooted," he added.
Star Wars: Episode VII is currently being penned by Michael Arndt (Toy Story 3), with J.J. Abrams already on board to direct the project. As for the original characters, it is believed that all three stars have signed on to appear in the film. Star Wars: Episode VII is expected to be released sometime in 2015.