Earlier today, it was announced that J.J. Abrams would be directing the new Star Wars movie, due out in 2015. Of course, this film would be listed as Episode VII in the Star Wars saga, but there's been a great deal of speculation as to what the movie would actually be about. The numbering of the episode suggests that it would take place after Return of the Jedi. The only thing that George Lucas has said for sure is that the upcoming trilogy will not be based on any existing books or comics, but will be an original story. With what we know thus far, I've taken some time to think about a few possible directions that the space opera could go.
All right, all right... It's not likely that J.J. will ever even see any of these ideas, much less use them. But if one of these turns out to be the Episode VII that we see in theaters in two years, remember where you saw the plot first. And I will expect a pretty big royalties check.