Watching the Jedi Younglings in action over the past three weeks of the Clone Wars cartoon has convinced me that this may be the best way to go if additional chapters in the saga get made by Disney, now that they own the rights. The young demographic that Disney so cherishes would see themselves in these characters and grow up alongside them like we all did with the kids of Harry Potter.
They could cast a group of young people and concentrate on their adventures in a time when the Jedi are rebuilding their ranks while still dealing with the menace of the Sith and their corruption of the Force. You could mine alot out of the relationships since several of the kids are the children of Han and Leia and Luke and Mara Jade.
Bringing back the parents would also firmly ground the new films and be a nice nod to old fans of the franchise like myself. Those adult heroes were the ones we first fell in love with and I for one would love to see Chewbacca carrying around the children of Han Solo in some kind of furry Baby Bjorn while on the run from Sith agents who themselves would be hunting down any children who had the potential to become Jedi. This would also be a great HBO style TV series if you could get Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill to sign on the production.
The Young Jedi Knights all grown up (Jaina and Jacen Solo, Tenel Ka, Zekk, Lowbacca, Raynar Thul, Anakin Solo, and Tahiri Veila)
Some people are more keen on going back centuries before New Hope to the origins of the Jedi order and how they first learned to manipulate the Force and become the guardians of the peace. I wouldn't be a bit disappointed to see Yoda when he himself was just a youngling.
There are so many directions they can go.
So what do you think? Do they take what has been already created in the many comic book series and adapt something using those characters (like Mara Jade and her son, the reluctant Jedi Cade Skywalker or The Rogue Squadron) or should they just start from scratch with an entirely new story, not related to any of the characters or situations that we have seen before?
You can find all the following graphic novels HERE where you can also read a short description of what each volume is about. There is alot of good stuff out there that has been lovingly created by many people whose affection for the Star Wars Universe is without question.