'Star Wars: Episode 7' Yavin 4 rumours debunked

Ben Skipper
21 December 2012
'Star Wars: Episode 7' Yavin 4 rumours debunked
Vader clearly liked the idea

Earlier this week well-respected news agency Reuters ran a story that spoke of 'Star Wars: Episode 7' returning to the Guatemalan temples that doubled as Yavin 4 in 'A New Hope'.


It read: "Yavin 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."


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However Reuters has gone back on what it said, with reporter Mike McDonald saying he had made 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," he said.


"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.'"


Oh, the wonders of hindsight.


The original article wasn't focused on the alleged plot details but was about 'Star Wars' ties to the ancient rainforest city of Tikal, which will today celebrate the end of the Mayan Calendar.

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