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October 24, 2010

Lucasfilm Denies New Trilogy News - Fans Expect it Anyways

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Star Wars fans everywhere were indifferent to the rumour that George Lucas plans on writing a new Star Wars trilogy for a cinematic release (after he is done tinkering with the 3D sagas) but the official statment says its not true.

Word had it that he would leap ahead to a time beyond the novels (currently telling stories 45 years after Episode 4: A New Hope) to start a new tale that wont involve the Skywalker line.

/Film lifts us up to put us down gently:

So, be sure to file this rumor under “just in case,” but IESB – who has been known to have connections at Lucasfilm in the past – is currently reporting that Lucas is “plotting to create” new Star Wars movies which would be released after the six three 3D re-releases and would take place far in the future, not relating to the Skywalkers.

“This is, of course, completely false,” Lucasfilm spokesman Josh Kushins wrote to Wired. “George Lucas has plenty of projects to keep him busy right now — including plenty of Star Wars projects — but there are no new Star Wars feature films planned.”

This of course is the official statement.

George is a lot of things. Storyteller, visionary, businessman, Godfather of Flannel, and Papa Smurf of Geeks. But absolute he is not.

Only Sith speak in Absolutes.

This would not be the first time that George has gone back on his word. He claimed they would never make the prequels, then while creating the special editions he announced they were next up on his plate. Then he said he was done creating Star Wars stories and we get the Clone Wars animated series, and a planned live action TV series (that already has a reported 100 episode run ready to go)

Would he do Star Wars again? I think its niave to assume he will ever stop. Right now the offical statement is debunking the rumour, but you know that after he gets all knee deep in remastering his original films in 3D, he very well could carry on.

Personally I would like to see him do the Thrawn Trilogy, but it isn’t likely to happen.

Leaping ahead 100 or 1000 years (Like the Star Wars Legacy comics did) would be brilliant. It removes any of the conflict of the inevitable bad translation of the massive library of expanded universe novels (which are admitted as cannon until George decides they are not) and leaves a clean slate to start a new generation of Star Wars stories in a far flung future well beyond the Skywalker’s influence.

So its “not happening” … but that’s not to say it wont happen.

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  • Brandon

    i really think they should try and take a run at the force unleashed line its a really good story line and they could go in so many diff directions with it. Or how bout a movie about OB1 and the 20 years he was watching luke. Please dnt give up on Star Wars yet.

  • ThePeter

    I’m only interested if someone else gets to RE-WRITE his scripts, and if someone else DIRECTS.

  • Chris

    Equally disruntled about hearing about the re-releases in 3D as well as hearing him possibly writing more Star Wars. C’mon, hasn’t this (cashcow) series been beaten to death already?

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