Between rumours of a solo outing for Obi-Wan Kenobi and some very revealing set photos, it's been a good day for Star Wars news! We now have even more as some possible spoilers reveal the return of a very familiar bloodline which is a little more villainous in nature than the Skywalker clan...

According to Making Star Wars, J.J. Abrams' Star Wars Episode VII will indeed feature a throwback to the prequels as one of the characters will be a descendent of Count Dooku! The character played a major role in Attack of the Clones when it was revealed that he was working alongside Darth Sidious. Dooku later met a rather grisly end in the epic opening of Revenge of the Sith, but he clearly fathered some children sometime before that as the site's source reveals that the movie will feature, "an aristocratic family 'line' involving Episode 7’s bad guys. And as I said before, I firmly believe its the line of Dooku. Details and characters might have changed but the idea of an aristocratic villain with a heritage going back to the Clone Wars has been there from pre-production and as far as I know it’s still a major part of the story." An earlier report on the site says Benedict Cumberbatch's character (when he was rumoured to be part of the movie) was originally meant to be this tie to Dooku, but that has now been switched to Gwendoline Christie. However, based on these photos, it appears as she'll be a little less evil than her distant relative...or will she? We'll have to wait and see! Be sure to share your thoughts on this news below. 
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