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The Star Wars ties to the Mayan apocalypse

Reuters Has Also Been Speculating About the Plot of 'Episode 7'

Friday December 21 marks the end of the Mayan Long Count Calendar, the end of an era and if you believe the hype, the end of days itself.

Deep in the rainforests of South America lays the ruins of ancient Mayan temples that once doubled as the Rebel base on Yavin 4, from which Luke Skywalker took off on his way to destroying the original Death Star in 'Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope'.

Reported by Reuters, the ancient Mayan city of Tikal in Guatemala has always been a popular holiday destination for hardcore 'Star Wars' fanatics.

The same report also speculated that the plot of 2015's 'Episode VII' may see the series return there in the near future.

It reads: "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."

It is unlike Reuters to peddle rumour like this but they don't name their sources so it is best to take what they say with a pinch of salt.

The idea of a Jedi Academy as the basis for 'Episode VII' has been a popular one among fans, with Luke Skywalker's story as told in "expanded universe" novels and games being closely tied to the Jedi school.

If the world continues beyond Friday, 'Star Wars: Episode VII' will hit cinemas in 2015.