It’s been a while since there was a new Star Wars rumor, so it’s about time for a new one. Reuters posted an article yesterday about the Mayan temple in Tikal, Guatemala that was used as the Yavin 4 rebel base in the original Star Wars. But the really interesting thing about the article is the inclusion of this line:
YYavin 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 Knight academy. However, fans said that Disney will likely film those scenes in a studio rather than return to Tikal.”
Before you get really excited, they cite no sources for this particular ‘plot point’ so treat this strictly as a rumor.
Michael Arndt is writing the screenplay for Star Wars: Episode VII , scheduled to hit theaters in 2015.
UPDATE: The author of the Reuters article says he was mistaken and it’s not true. He told Bleeding Cool:
“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.”