I still believe that even though The Empire Strikes Back is better in innumerable ways than Star Wars, Star Wars wins because you can’t end a movie with Han frozen in Carbonite. That’s not a movie, it’s an episode.
— Joss Whedon. Yes! Yes! A thousand times, yes!
I like the idea of being Mrs. Solo, and we’ve just fought and fought and I killed him — but I’m sorry. I feel bad. I probably had an affair with some general.
— Carrie Fisher, on the future of Leia and Han as a couple.
I’d love to see a good father-son, or mother-son, or daughter story. I’d like to see family. We haven’t seen a lot of good family stuff in Star Wars. A lot of it has been dysfunctional, and driven by somebody else. Anakin was a slave and manipulated all his life. Luke and Leia never knew each other…Some family interaction would be something different for the new movies to do – against the backdrop of excitement and adventure that forms the basis of Star Wars. There are a lot of directions you can go with the Skywalker families and really kick some serious butt.
— Timothy Zahn, on the potential in a new Star Wars trilogy