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Lucasfilm Denies New Star Wars Films

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The big news this weekend (which interuppted my cupcake making, and eating of said cupcakes) was that George Lucas was planning 3 new Star Wars movies. IESB made the claim from an uncredited inside source: ““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.” They went on to say that a new film would be released within 24 months of each Star Wars theatrical (3D) re-release, starting with Return on the Jedi. Ya, we didn’t buy the story. Though, IESB sticks to their claim it’s nothing but hogwash (by the way, hogwash is a very underused word. I’m bringing it back).

Yesterday Lucasfilm spokesman Josh Kushins told Wired.com:

“This is, of course, completely false. 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.”

If this rumor needed another nail in it’s coffin, Lucasfilm’s head of fan relations, Steve Sansweet fielded a question about the subject in a recent interview. Needless to say, he emphasized its false nature, before remarking:

“It wasn’t a news item, it was something that somebody made up and put in the form of a blog. It’s totally, totally ignorant and stupid.” Further adding: “You shouldn’t believe what you read on the Internet.”

So, there you have it. NO NEW STAR WARS FILMS! Oh, I’m sorry did that crush your nerd dreams? Come on, lets face it. As much as you and I love Star Wars the last thing we want is for George Lucas to ruin the franchise with new movies. Yes, of course we’d love to see a new trilogy, but not at the hands of this maniac. Do I even need to mention Jar Jar, Midi-cholrians and Hayden Christensen?  Yes to Star Wars. No to George Lucas.

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