I have A New Hope for the upcoming Star Wars film(s). Yeah, I went there. Yes, it was that cheesy. And yes, I'm cool with it.
Anyway, I'm going to be hopeful, yet skeptical, until things like a writer and director are announced. Given his hands down awesomely successful treatment of the Avengers, I think Joss Whedon could do some fun, interesting things for the series.
The whole problem is the Expanded Universe. While I have no problem with the novels and the directions they take the characters (for the most part. I won't get too much into this here), the major problem here will be where do they go with the story? The adventures of Luke, Leia, Han and all our other favorites are firmly established within the Star Wars timeline for a good forty years after the events of Episode 6, not to mention the ages of Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and the others. Do they recast these extremely iconic characters and follow the events, perhaps, that occur shortly after the battle of Yavin (the Eye of Palpatine series)? Given the age of the actors, do they attempt a shortened version of Legacy or Fate of the Jedi? They could fast forward to the Legacy comic books following the adventures of Cade Skywalker. Or maybe they'll fill in the gaps in between Fate of the Jedi and Legacy?
It's certainly going to be interesting seeing who they get to pen a script, who they get to direct, and who they cast.