Let's face it
I anticipate few story elements will be "borrowed" from the original trilogy for any of the episodes to come. Don't expect redemption of the villain, for example.. Do expect that the sets will be reused
The guy tagged to write and direct episode VIII( http://www.imdb.com/title/tt25... [imdb.com] ), Rian Johnson (Looper), is NOT a spectacle guy he is definitely a "story" guy and while he's no Irwin Kershner, I have considerable hope that episode VIII will be as much better than VII as V was better than IV.
I know that is dangerous, shattered hope kills
"Morality is one thing. Ratings are everything." - A Network 23 executive on "Max Headroom"