If you’re a Star Wars fan then you have most likely heard the news – Disney has worked out a deal with George Lucas to buy LucasFilm, and they’ve already announced that they’re making a new trilogy, starting with Episode 7 in 2015.
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No word yet on if George Lucas’ chin will make an appearance as an alien life form.
So, what do you think? I have high hopes. More Star Wars films is a good thing. Less Lucas involvement is even better! Sure, Disney could go the route of focusing more on merchandise than story and mess this up, but if they put it in the right hands then this can be awesome.
Star Wars fans owe a debt of gratitude to Mr. Lucas for his original vision, but let’s keep in mind that he’s responsible for Ewoks replacing Wookiies in Return of the Jedi and – most regrettably – JarJar Binks.
He’s also responsible for the clunky dialogue between Anakin and Padme. So the idea of Lucas acting as a consultant but placing the bulk of the writing and directing in more capable hands has me excited.