Originally Posted by Professor_X
True. But EP-1 thru EP 6 have been about the Skywalkers. Why call it EP 7, 8 and 9, if it's not going to continue that same story line in some way.
But fair enough...we have to wait and see. Hopefully, we'll have some answers soon.
There are many possible reasons. For instance, the movies will continue route tell major events that shapes the universe. Or, the movies are set chronologically after Episode VI. Or, Disney decided it would do more harm than good in terms of hype and marketing if it wasn't titled Episode VII.
Another way to look at it is that that before the prequels, the movies were all about Luke. By your logic, the prequels should also been about Luke since up until then, that was what the movies were all about - not the Skywalker family as a whole. The connections between movies and limitation of scope are only something that can and should be viewed in hindsight.