Hi bastards! The following bit of news is gonna be a quick one for two reasons. 1. It’s a Saturday. I have lots of porn to watch and many cupcakes to make. 2. It’s a rumor that is sure to be debunked the second we report it.
Apparently 3 new Star Wars movies are in our possible future. What?!?!?
IESB is reporting that they have the inside information from a source within Lucasfilm!
“The word from our ultra top-secret Lucasfilm insider is that Lucas has gotten the itch and is already looking ahead into launching an entirely new trilogy in that galaxy far, far away.
What do we know? First of all, these new film will have nothing to do with the live action television series currently in development. That show already has over 50 scripts ready to go and plenty of pre-production time and money has been spent on artwork and storyboards. Once that show goes into production, Lucasfilm hopes to be able to produce at least 100 episodes since that is the threshold for syndication in the United States.
IESB has been told fans can expect the new trilogy after the entire saga is released in 3D which is expected to be complete around 2015 or 2016.
The ideal plan, according to our spy at Skywalker Ranch, is to be able to release a new Star Wars film within 24 months after the release of the last re-re-release (is that right?) of Return of the Jedi 3D.”
Hmm, lets think here for a minute. By the time Return of the Jedi 3D comes out in 2017 (The 3D re-release), Lucas will be 73 years old, which means that he’ll be 75 when the first of these supposed new films are going to be coming out. Giving three years between sequels, he’ll be 78 for the second film and 81 for the third. Though it’s possible, I certainly don’t think the curmudgeonly bastard will be spending his golden years working on Star Wars. Then again Clint Eastwood has is still making movies and he’s like century old..or something.
I say “yes” to Star Wars. No to George Lucas. If there is any truth to this then let Lucas develop the story/setting/etc. Do what he did with Empire Strikes Back. Have the story set with Han and Leia’s children. Luke being the elder Jedi like Obi-Wan. Fucking make ‘Star Wars: The Expanded Universe” but please George get someone else to direct and develop the screenplay.