Have the first details regarding the Star Wars live-action television show (codenamed Star Wars: Underworld) begun emerging?
Take this with a grain of salt, but Ain’t It Cool News is reporting that one of the first plot points in the television show will hinge around… time travel! This is a conventional science-fiction plot point that hasn’t seen much play in the Star Wars Expanded Universe, but has been utilized more in recent years with books like Riptide. For more details, read on!
“Daniel tells us that one of the series’ first episodes will involve a group of bandits acquiring the capability of time travel, and using it to travel back in time to stop Darth Vader from ever existing. This is certainly in keeping with past indications we’ve heard about the show – that it would involve the “darker” side of the STAR WARS universe, criminal factions, Empire building, etc. While “time travel” is relatively new to the film and television canon of the STAR WARS universe, it’s a factor that has at least been acknowledge/discussed in the franchise’s “Extended Universe” (details HERE). As such, its potential inclusion in this show is not as remarkable as one might initially believe.”
We should note that AICN points out that this news is from an untested source, but AICN also has a good track record of running information that turns out to be true.
So what do you think, fans? Do you like the idea of time travel? Does going back in time to stop Darth Vader seem ludicrous? Let us know!