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On the eve of Celebration IV, the big STAR WARS rumor flying around the net is...

UPDATED! Told ya' I didn't buy it... Also from Australia, Steve Sansweet, keymaster to all Lucasfilm LTD information, denied the STAR WARS movie rumor. Didn't make sense that it was just one movie and it came from whispers on the Celebration convention floor that originated with a misquote from Lucas a couple weeks back. Maybe it's better to let STAR WARS stay where it is and hope these TV shows rock. The Clone Wars were great (I can unashamedly watch those more than any of the prequels) and TV is getting to a place that could really support a badass Star Wars TV show. Imagine the production value of something like LOST or HEROES, but with STAR WARS... So, Happy Birthday Star Wars! We might bicker and bitch, but at the end of the day we do it because we love you! If you're at Celebration and see this badboy for sale, think of poor Austin-bound Quint will ya'?

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. So, the big rumor going around is that George Lucas is going to announce tomorrow, on the 30th Anniversary of STAR WARS at the big Celebration IV event in LA, that in addition to the two STAR WARS TV shows (one animated, one live action) he will be prepping a new STAR WARS theatrical film. The rumor has it that this supposed film will take place before the prequels, during the time of the Old Republic. This all comes from the whispers around the Celebration convention and has been reported by various blogs and outlets with people on the ground covering the event (here's the one I saw, thanks to a heads up by Big Dave B). I don't know if I buy it. Having been to many cons, the word around the floor is usually wrong or mistaken. I guess we'll know for sure by the end of the weekend. But if it is true, I hope Lucas decides to hand over the reigns. I'm sure there are a hundred talented, well-respected filmmakers that'd love to take a shot at directing a STAR WARS movie. I think Lucas works best when he's producing and advising and if this rumor pans out, the only way he'll be able to keep tabs on the TV shows and this movie is if he's only producing them all. What do you folks think?

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  • May 25, 2007, 3:51 a.m. CST


    by charon

    dont believe it

  • May 25, 2007, 3:52 a.m. CST


    by Kragmose

    Maybe. If so, great succes

  • May 25, 2007, 3:53 a.m. CST


    by Daremo

    If he lets someone else direct, it could be cool.

  • May 25, 2007, 3:53 a.m. CST

    if there's another SW film

    by charon

    it should complete the 9-part series as originally scribed. Lucas shouldnt direct, to say the least.

  • May 25, 2007, 3:53 a.m. CST

    not first

    by Horror Freak

    that would be bad ass... i think... build on the lore without being bound by the whole anakin/ vader shit

  • May 25, 2007, 3:54 a.m. CST

    yeah, no way

    by FrenchBastard03

    wishful fanboy thinking maybe. itd be cool though if he let.. say.. speilberg get a crack at it? he's gotta know that he cant be trusted with another movie.

  • May 25, 2007, 3:54 a.m. CST

    Dead Horse Flogging for Dummies

    by GilesT

    or.. How Greenscreen Wrought The Death of Narrative Cinema.

  • May 25, 2007, 3:55 a.m. CST

    Damn, close

    by Kragmose

    I dont believe it. Even if it turns out to be true, I probably wont see it.

  • May 25, 2007, 3:56 a.m. CST

    George my Boy

    by The Taste

    Well George, Give up the reigns and let Kevin Smith take a crack at it...Please don't direct another SW movie. You suck at directing bud...

  • May 25, 2007, 3:56 a.m. CST

    I think...

    by Zompar Usilon


  • May 25, 2007, 3:57 a.m. CST

    Did anyone read this...

    by Napoleon Park

    past the phrase "before the sequels"?

  • May 25, 2007, 3:57 a.m. CST

    Another Star Wars crap fest? No thanks.

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    I've had enough already from those eps one-to-three turds. Hope this is rumour only.<p>George Lucas sucks. Royal Monkey Dick.

  • May 25, 2007, 3:59 a.m. CST

    Just ONE film?

    by Seph_J

    Seems a little strange....

  • May 25, 2007, 3:59 a.m. CST

    Probably because the games have done well

    by jason john

    Knights Of The Old Republic was v good on Xbox, so its not surprising hear a few rumours of a film. Could be be good, but you know what they say about computer game film adaptations.

  • May 25, 2007, 4:01 a.m. CST

    Almost a first for my first

    by Keblar

    This is my first post and I almost got a FIRST. Would'a had it 'cept I had to open an account. May as well actually write something now. This would be fantastic, but I swear I won't pay a dime to watch them if Lucas is directing. Same for the shows. I'd ignore them on purpose if he's doing anything other than producing. It's a shame to have so much creativity and not know how to make it work on the screen. Maybe he lost it, maybe he never had it. I love that interview with Ford where he discusses how clueless Lucas is about the Acting process. Well Ep I,II,& III proved he didn't learn anything in 17-20 years. He's had 3 chances to prove he's not a director anymore. If he ever actually was, it atrophied from lack of use. He's a technical director at best. Stick to Producing George

  • May 25, 2007, 4:01 a.m. CST

    If this is true...

    by MaxG

    It would pretty much prove that George Lucas has been making up the Star Wars films as he goes along. I'd still watch it, and somehow hold out hope that it would be good.

  • May 25, 2007, 4:02 a.m. CST

    What about a post ROTJ film? I've got it!

    by Paulseta

    The empire is in ruins. Out of the darkness comes the far Christian Right and makes life a million times worse for the citzens of the galaxy. Luke is not around to fight on account of his suicide years earlier - the pain of realising all his thoughts for his sister years earlier has rendered him both impotent and bald. He is in the watch wing of a psycho hospital. Han shot himself around the same time - he started gambling heavily after Leia started going Jewish Princess on him, and ended owing the Ewok Mafia billions. The only one left now is Leia. When the Christian Army show up on Endor to shut down their casinos, she takes up arms with R2D2 - who had killed 3PO in a jealous rage some time ago - and fights to the death. The final scene - Leia is cornered by thousands of PriestBots, and rather than have the compulsary lobotomy they demand, she slits her own throat with Luke's old lightsaber. The empire is reborn, and all non-believers are herded into cattleships to be "cleansed". Directed by Mike Leigh. There is room for a sequel though - R2 gets away, and only Luke's ghost knows he's carrying a genetic biological weapon that could exterminate all life in the universe - except for Space Arabs (you know - Sand People)

  • May 25, 2007, 4:03 a.m. CST

    I could not give a fuck...

    by Kristian66

    I would still like to see another average Star Wars film, rather than none at all. It could have an earlier Sith, like the one Palpatine was mentored by, with a more noble side like he hinted at. The little green cunt could be in it again, and nobody would be judging back stories because there is nothing to connect it to, just fucking more light sabres and a lot of experience on Lucas' side about what people will put up with. Bring it on you beardy bastard.

  • May 25, 2007, 4:04 a.m. CST

    Napolean Park: Aye, I actually did

    by charon

    And quietly wondered how long it would be until Eps 1-3 are "re-imagined" in a gritty, realistic way; you know, like how Scorsese, De Palma or Friedkin would have circa 1977.

  • May 25, 2007, 4:07 a.m. CST

    Wow Paulseta...

    by Tal111

    were you a writer on George Lopez? Funny stuff...funny.

  • May 25, 2007, 4:07 a.m. CST

    If this is true it only proves

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    that Lucas still wants to squeeze even more money out of his franchise. It's also kinda lame to make the same movie (or at least the same theme) over and over again for 30 friggin years now.

  • May 25, 2007, 4:09 a.m. CST

    robot chicken should just do the next movie

    by Bob C. Cock

    their little special looks better than anything lucas does anyway

  • May 25, 2007, 4:09 a.m. CST

    More SW films please...

    by Mr. Graboid

    ...then maybe we can forget about the crap that was the prequel trilogy. But if Lucas is going for the directors chair then my finger's crossed for this to be a rumour

  • May 25, 2007, 4:10 a.m. CST

    Kasdan to write and Cuaron to direct!

    by KillaKane

    ...Yeah, in my dreams maybe.

  • May 25, 2007, 4:11 a.m. CST

    Tal111 - never heard of him

    by Paulseta

    Just doing an impression of what I thought some of the posts to some will sound like. Should have made that clearer :-)

  • May 25, 2007, 4:11 a.m. CST

    NO NO NO!!

    by wowsah156

    Retire Lucas. The 3 prequels have proven you havent got the focus to make anything of quality. Just retire and enjoy the billions you have made in licensing toys , fast food ,and the ILM cash cow. Let Star Wars rest in peace. How much money do you need anyway George? If there were to be a an Old Republic movie then you should stay clear of it. Totally. But most fans are tired now. We dont need it. George retire. Go on a holiday .

  • May 25, 2007, 4:11 a.m. CST

    WILL it feature Yaddle?

    by BagSalad

    Yaddle, yes?

  • May 25, 2007, 4:13 a.m. CST

    he just can't stop RAPING OUR CHILDHOODS!

    by Mogwai Democracy

    I don't know about you, but my childhoods ass is quite sore. I'm prety much beyond caring about Star Wars at this point. I've got great memories of Star Wars & Empire & thats about it. Lucas had his shot & fucked it up bigtime. If he hands the reigns over to someone else, maybe something good might come of it, but I won't hold my breath.<br><br>...and what happened to all his "small experimental films"? Lucas should just concentrate on ILM & advancing the state of digital filmmaking, etc. In other words: Tech stuff. He's got the vision and the resources to be good at that.

  • May 25, 2007, 4:13 a.m. CST

    New STAR WARS Film Details

    by ThePhantomPenis

    As previously said, the new film will revolve around a young Yoda and his initial defeat of the Sith. After the success of SITH, Lucas publicly toyed with the idea of doing an EPISODE ), as he called it. CAN'T WAIT!

  • May 25, 2007, 4:19 a.m. CST


    by yodalovesyou

    The Next sad little prick to use a word as strong as Rape to describe their disappointment in a piece of filmmaking is going to be branded a fuckwit for the rest of his pathetic little life. Grow up, you fucking moron!

  • May 25, 2007, 4:20 a.m. CST

    Star Wars - The Complete Saga

    by LazarusRevival

    I know I know, I posted this URL in another talkback, BUT I put together a SW tribute for the fans of SW a week ago and I am just trying to get as many eyeballs as possible to view it. I would love to hear some feedback. Here is the URL again. Hope you enjoy!

  • May 25, 2007, 4:21 a.m. CST

    This just makes me feel a little bit sad

    by jackalcack

    Star Wars is dead Lucas, you killed it. The new films were like going on holiday somewhere you love with people you fucking hate and now your gonna force us to go back there with another bunch of dicks. The most depressing thing is, becasue I love the place so much I'll probably go. And have a shit time.

  • May 25, 2007, 4:22 a.m. CST

    Jar Jar Rising?

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    Please let it be so! I've always wanted to know how come Jar Jar was so unpopular with the Chigago police department... um, I mean with the other Gungans. I remember him saying something about 'crashen da boss's head-giver', but that can't be right. That fat Gungan had a head-giver? It's good to be the king, I suppose.<p>Anyway, I am first in line if that's the case. If it's more lightsaber bollocks, I don't care.

  • May 25, 2007, 4:23 a.m. CST

    I've lost what little hope I had for SW

    by Undead Neverhood

    I'm gonna have to pass on both the T.V. series and this new prequel film. My Star Wars experience has been ruined and I'm finished with it.

  • May 25, 2007, 4:23 a.m. CST

    Star Wars - We Were Jedi Once

    by Paulseta

    Synopsis: The last of the Jedi Knights teams up with a renegade cop to take down a drug smuggling operation. The Jedi is Luke, the drug kingpin is Lando. When Luke discovers who is behind the galaxy of blow, his partner tries to turn Lando in... and Luke is forced to betray his own sidekick for the sake of an old friend. C3PO, who is Luke's "housemate" discovers what he has done and tells Leia, who lures Luke to a church and has him arrested. In jail, Luke finds himself in the same cell as Han, who is doing 10-20 for shipping body parts across the galaxy to rich media barons on worlds that are short of bits (and they cost an arm and leg). Luke and Han come up with a plan to escape, but before they can put it into play, a guilty Leia busts them out - with Lando by her side! Now all of them are on the run from the law - there's only one place for them to hide: Endor... where Wicket and the rest of the Ewoks are only too happy to help them blend in and become like they are - 4 foot tall toys. The game may be up when a curious 3PO comes looking for them - with the cops not far behind. When the whole planet is engulfed in a cloud of radioactive gas and dead Ewoks start returning to life, the fugitives and the cops have to work together to stay alive - and get to the Falcon! Think Witness crossed with The Shawshank Redemption by way of Day of the Dead, with a twist*. (*: Alright, there's no twist).

  • May 25, 2007, 4:31 a.m. CST

    I'm standing...

    by Boba Fat

    on the bullshit side. It's not pretty over here though maybe I should have chosen the moral high ground?

  • May 25, 2007, 4:33 a.m. CST


    by Boba Fat

    Boss Nass would be a great head-giver, Don't you remeber that sloppy head shake thing he did? I'm getting the horn just thinking about it.

  • May 25, 2007, 4:35 a.m. CST

    Let me just say...

    by LordEnigma

    Fuck you. Fuck you all. That's it. I would love some sort of new Star Wars film. However, if I have to put up with you lame ass, no account, shiftless, backard, triffling, and retarded motherfuckers in terms of your general bitchy attitude...hold on. MAKE ANOTEHR STAR WARS MOVIE. I want something to fight about...AGAIN! SADDLE UP MOTHERFUCKERS. SADDLE UP!

  • May 25, 2007, 4:39 a.m. CST

    Why not

    by Cherub of Justice

    The prequels werent all bad, in fact I found them to be pretty entertaining overall. How about a Yoda origin story, that would be freakin cool.

  • May 25, 2007, 4:40 a.m. CST

    Just do a holiday special!!

    by boyblue

    The last one was pure fried gold!!

  • May 25, 2007, 4:41 a.m. CST

    You filthy bastard, Boba Fat!

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    Christ, that was funny, though. He did have a lot of spittle, didn't he?<p>P.S. I hear that moral high ground is a great place to stand if you want to cut off your mate's legs and then watch him catch fire.

  • May 25, 2007, 4:41 a.m. CST

    KOTOR: The Motion Picture

    by Mullah Omar

    I thought that "Knights of the Old Republic" was more dramatic and interesting than Episodes 1-3. I don't object to an Old Republic movie at all, because the people who scripted that game proved that it could work.

  • May 25, 2007, 4:43 a.m. CST

    Kevin Smith

    by Affleckwasthebomb

    I saw some one mention Smith should do it early on in the TB. Smith has said he's planning some thing super special for his 10th you never know...we could end up with a Star wars film with great dialouge for a change...He has also said he can't direct what he doesn't write so if he is doing it i'd imagine he'd have a hand in writting too. still I doubt there will even be another film...and I can't decide if it's a good idea or not.

  • May 25, 2007, 4:44 a.m. CST

    Franklin, that wasn't spittle.

    by Boba Fat


  • May 25, 2007, 4:49 a.m. CST


    by DrDetroit

    Dude you needed MORE proof he's writing it as he goes along? the man had a brother and sister in a romantic triangle WITH EACH OTHER for 2 movies!!!

  • May 25, 2007, 4:49 a.m. CST

    Why are you all bashing on G. Lucas?

    by All Filmmakers Wanna Be

    It's easy to tell a lot of bla bla bla about the last Star Wars trilogy.If you all can do better, why aren't you all making st like Star Wars? If Mr. G. Lucas is planning to make a new movie, God bless him! I love ALL the Star Wars and his previous movies too. Thx1138 is a work of a genius! Filmmaking is an ART and Mr. G. Lucas brought us a superb piece of Art named STAR WARS.

  • May 25, 2007, 4:51 a.m. CST


    by Quintus_Arrius

    Indeed, my sentiments exactly...

  • May 25, 2007, 4:58 a.m. CST

    Well, then, let's celebrate

    by Subovon

    <p class=MsoNormal><a name="OLE_LINK1"></a><span class=GramE><span style='mso-bookmark:OLE_LINK1'>because</span></span><span style='mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1'> so far, as a fan, I’m disappointed about the “celebration” I’ve seen so far. I’m one of those idiots who’d like to buy yet another set of Star Wars DVD set, and the announcements of TV shows, new video games… well, they’re just not doing anything for me. <span class=GramE>Couldn’t care less.</span></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='mso-bookmark:OLE_LINK1'>If this celebration is going to be a big deal, can there at least be a big deal? A new movie would do it for me. <span class=GramE>Especially if Lawrence <span class=SpellE>Kasdan</span> was going to write it.</span> <span class=GramE>I’m dreaming, I know…</span> Can’t wait to wake up later and find out if the announcement was made, and if it was about what we’re talking about here.</span></p>

  • May 25, 2007, 4:59 a.m. CST


    by mrsinister7381

    Even the "bad" parts of the saga are more imaginative and better executed than anything thats come out so far this summer. GL was right: Spiderman 3 WAS silly, deal with it. POTC? ZZZZZZZZZZ. If GL announces a new theatrical release, you fanboys should be lining up to buttfuck each other. I'm just looking forward to the TV anthology. Im not sure if I buy this rumor. The Mighty Chin has been saying "no more movies" since before the release of ROTS. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  • May 25, 2007, 5:01 a.m. CST

    Re: mrsinister: No, the "bad" parts of the saga

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    were not even remotely more imaginative than Spidey, Transformy and the other summer stuff we got/will get.

  • May 25, 2007, 5:01 a.m. CST

    I didn´t

    by Bruce Leroy

    I didn´t read this talkback all the way down. If Lucas doesn´t write and direct it...everything will be fine.

  • May 25, 2007, 5:07 a.m. CST

    You idiots say you don't want George Lucas to direct

    by Liphook

    another Star Wars film and yet you want Kevin 'well respected action movie director' Smith to direct it? SHEESH! Where do you people come from? Happy Birthday Star Wars - and George bring it on (sooner rather than later) please.

  • May 25, 2007, 5:11 a.m. CST


    by kwisatzhaderach

    This is a rumour folks, thats all. Shame, I still think eps 7, 8 and 9 with an old Mark Hamill as General Skywalker would be cool. But hey, thats just me.

  • May 25, 2007, 5:15 a.m. CST

    Kevin Smith is a hack

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    and I will be friggin annoyed seeing this fuckface in the watered down LIVE FREE OR SUCK HARD. <p>Eps 7,8,9 with old cast NOT directed by GL? GREAT!<p>Eps 0, -1, -2 directed by GL? BOMB!

  • May 25, 2007, 5:16 a.m. CST

    The fantastic voyages of li'l Yoda?

    by Blueberry

    With the green alien as a kid in his journeys around planets to learn the skills of the Jedi school. With a CGI Bruce Lee teaching him JeetKunDo.

  • May 25, 2007, 5:21 a.m. CST

    Pre Episode 1 can blow me...

    by andrew coleman

    I agree with other posters that I want old ass Mark Hamil kicking ass as general Skywalker. Oh PS fuck all these people hating on George Lucas if it wasn't for him we probably wouldn't have blockbuster movies to bitch about.

  • May 25, 2007, 5:23 a.m. CST

    People that say Lucas can't direct make me laugh

    by kwisatzhaderach

    because Gore Verbinski and Michael Bay are so great. Next time they make a movie as good as THX 1138, American Graffiti and Star Wars come and wake me up.

  • May 25, 2007, 5:27 a.m. CST

    I wouldn't be surprised

    by Zorak5

    if a new movie was announced. Peter Mayhew said something very interesting a few years ago at MGM Star Wars Weekend. He was asked what it felt like being in the last Star Wars movie (ROTS) after all those years, and he said "Who said it's the last one?"

  • May 25, 2007, 5:30 a.m. CST


    by kwisatzhaderach

    Lucas is producing Red Tails and Indiana Jones and the City of the Gods and overseeing the 2 new Star Wars shows. Once they're up and running (late 2008) McCallum said that Lucas had plans for a whole raft of low-budget esoteric movies. I can't wait to see them. But if you didn't like THX its unlikely you'll like them as 'esoteric' is the key word here.

  • May 25, 2007, 5:30 a.m. CST

    The PT: The Hype, The Anticipation, The Letdown

    by colivo

    I have to say that the best thing about the PT was the anticipation leading up to the actual movie, and all 3 movies were letdowns. I loved waiting for the movie name, the first trailer, the spoilers, it gave me goosebumps and that feeling from 77-83, and then the movie............BIG LETDOWN EVERYTIME!!! George should have stopped at ROTJ, and though he wouldn't be as rich, he would still be considered a fucking genius by every 30-something SW geek like myself, let alone a whole new generation of fans who would fall in love with the OT, and there would be no Jar Jar, no Anakin/Padme AOTC romance, no Padme losing the will to live, it would just be the Trilogy where Han still shot first, and nothing, even LOTR, came close to quality, mass appeal, and impact on movies. Now it is Star Trek, and you have a bunch of losers who are flocking to this C4 celebration and talk about the 'saga' now, which has given us a series of mediocre movies, and Lucas is laughing all the way to the bank, but he traded that for his legacy he had from 77-83.

  • May 25, 2007, 5:31 a.m. CST

    Film about the Old Republic = Flames on Optimus

    by The Seaward

    And other assorted talkback witticisms...

  • May 25, 2007, 5:31 a.m. CST

    Chef Yoda

    by Subovon

    Come to think of it, a Star Wars TV show might be cool if it was about Yoda’s life on Dagobah, during the years between episode III and IV. It should be a cooking show.

  • May 25, 2007, 5:31 a.m. CST

    Joss Whedon?

    by Currencyboy


  • May 25, 2007, 5:34 a.m. CST

    LOTR no where near on quality??/

    by Affleckwasthebomb

    All your other points I'm fine with but LOTR doesn't come close to the quality of SW?? Are you or hate LOTR it's a quality product no doubt.

  • May 25, 2007, 5:34 a.m. CST


    by kwisatzhaderach

    No thanks.

  • May 25, 2007, 5:36 a.m. CST


    by Currencyboy

    Fair enough ;)

  • May 25, 2007, 5:37 a.m. CST


    by kwisatzhaderach

    doesnt come close to the quality of Star Wars. In fact the more I watch the LOTR movies the less I like them. Jackson's alterations to the book make no sense whatsoever and the whole thing is so overwrought. The portrayal of the elves is closer to the Vulcans in Star Trek than Tolkien's actual vision of the elves in his works.

  • May 25, 2007, 5:38 a.m. CST


    by kwisatzhaderach

    although I do like Firefly and Serenity, just to clear that up! :)

  • May 25, 2007, 5:41 a.m. CST


    by The Seaward

    People love blood sausage, too. People are morons.

  • May 25, 2007, 5:41 a.m. CST


    by lutz

    :P Kidding of course but it would make the most sense.

  • May 25, 2007, 5:42 a.m. CST


    by kwisatzhaderach

    completely worng my friend. I thought a lot of the prequels was shocking. I initially liked LOTR films very much but have found my interest in them waning since I have rewatched them. The pacing in LOTR is all over the place and the end of The two Towers and beginning of Return of the King would do Basil Exposition proud. The elves are not supposed to be badass, I was pointing out the changes from Tolkien's work (which I love).

  • May 25, 2007, 5:45 a.m. CST

    Isnt Hamill still under contract?

    by pax256

    he mentionned it during the prequel trilogy a few times. The games sucha s kotor AND the jedi knight games that I loved showed that this universe has huge legs for tv series and more movies. Def think Lucas should just produce at this point and let someone else write and direct. I still say an adaptation of Timothy Zahn's Thrawn trilogy would make great eps 7-9.

  • May 25, 2007, 5:47 a.m. CST

    one other thing about LOTR

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Orlando Bloom makes Mark Hamill look like Olivier. At least Hamill can manage different facial expressions when called for.

  • May 25, 2007, 5:48 a.m. CST

    fuck whedon

    by Horror Freak

    yeah fuck you man... i'm a big fan of joss's work because of their campyness, but he would fucking blow massive donkey balls directing a staw wars flick.... i mean fuck if you're going to to say whedon, then i'll pull luc besson

  • May 25, 2007, 5:54 a.m. CST

    Pre-Star Wars = great story

    by Vadakin

    Forget about those expanded universe books and video games, the real story is much better. <p> A thousand years before the Star Wars Saga, the galaxy is in chaos. The Dark Lords of the Sith, descendants of a group of Jedi who left the Order hundreds of years before, rule the galaxy with an iron fist. Trillions of people from different worlds are enslaved under the Sith regime and the Jedi, who are peaceful, remain isolated, refusing to ask. <p> But with the taint of the Dark Side consuming the galaxy, the Jedi realise that things have to change - they declare war against the Sith. After a long ad fierece campaign, the Sith turn on each other, and with the Jedi winning the war, their numbers decrease until there is only one Sith Lord left, Darth Bane. Realising that the only way for the Sith to survive is to exist in the shadows, Bane creates the "Rule of Two" - one master, one apprentice. The Sith would bide their time and wait for revenge. <p> After the winning the war, the Jedi would hand power over to a newly formed Galactic Republic, with the Jedi as its guardians and protectors. <p> Remember when the prequels were announced and everyone thought that there would be armies of Jedi verses armies of Sith? Well the "Birth of the Republic" story has could be a cool movie. <p> Now I'm one of those who would defend the prequels until my face turns blue, but even I think that Lucas should hand directing duty over to someone else. As for who it should be...not sure.

  • May 25, 2007, 5:55 a.m. CST

    It would be nice if...

    by Mr Gorilla

    Instead of doing a film in the register of the others (30s serial, big orchestral score etc), he did films set in the universe, but in different registers. (After all, his greatest genius was the creation of that universe.) Look on SW as the Second World War. Lucas should be making fims as diverse as From Here to Eternity, The Longest Day, Downfall, Where Eagles Dare, Letters from Iwo Jima... But maybe not Schinder's List.

  • May 25, 2007, 5:56 a.m. CST


    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    goddammit NO MORE PREQUELS!!!! just give us a new story with some old favorites and thatll be enough

  • May 25, 2007, 5:57 a.m. CST

    As long as it isn't...confusing!

    by DerLanghaarige

  • May 25, 2007, 5:57 a.m. CST

    Knights of the Old Republic...

    by Fenrisulfr

    ... is certainly one of my favorite games of all time. I don't believe one second this might happen, but if the rumor is true, then sure why not?

  • May 25, 2007, 5:58 a.m. CST

    Revenge of the Sith

    by Mr Gorilla

    ...was a good film, by the way. Just check what they had to say about it at Rotten Tomatoes.

  • May 25, 2007, 5:59 a.m. CST

    You misunderstood me about LOTR

    by colivo

    I still think LOTR is a great trilogy, but I meant that the OT has that rare combination of: Quality, Mass Appeal, and IMPACT. The OT changed movies forever, and the first SW was beloved by the average fan, people in my family who would never see a SciFi film. LOTR and even ESB/ROTJ were made for fans who loved the series, and The Original SW is one of the most beloved movies of all-time.

  • May 25, 2007, 5:59 a.m. CST

    it would be easy money for him

    by Rupee88

    The Star Wars brand is so valuable that all he has to do is let someone else write it and direct it..even produce it. He can sit on his ass and be $100+ richer at the end of the day.

  • May 25, 2007, 6 a.m. CST

    The Yoda story!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by Power_Girl

    Remember when episode three came out and Rick McCallum(or however you spell his name) said that Lucas was planning a Yoda Star Wars film set in the old old days then Lucasfilm people quickly denied the story. It might have been true Lucas is big on Lying about something to make a few bucks later.

  • May 25, 2007, 6:02 a.m. CST

    Another star wars movie is ok, just as long as........

    by knifeandfork

    .....1: George lucas doesnt write it ,2: George lucas doesnt direct it, 3:George lucas acts as a moneyman and NOTHING ELSE on the project. If those conditions are met and the writer/director duties go to any of the talented filmmakers out there who grew up on and loves star wars, then i (along with millions of others ) will be happy to fork over some cash to watch it.

  • May 25, 2007, 6:02 a.m. CST

    Not ANOTHER Star Wars Movie!

    by Pan_Krator

    Just let it go already. Six movies is quite enough. Do something else for a change. Jeez!

  • May 25, 2007, 6:02 a.m. CST


    by Bronx Cheer

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzz.

  • May 25, 2007, 6:05 a.m. CST

    George Lucas Must Be Stopped....

    by Pawprint

    To all those PT/Lucas apologists I say, take off your rose-tinted blinkers. Do a google search for 'The Secret History of Star Wars'(TSHOSW), read it and be amazed/angered. Lucas was very lucky with SW: ANH, in that he managed to produce a classic, influential, groundbreaking piece of entertainment from what amounted to a pile of nonsensical, pretentious tripe. Lucas freely admits that he created the 'mythology' of already having Ep's 1-3 and 7-9 written at the time of ANH. In TSHOSW it is clearly demonstrated that Lucas was making the whole saga up on the fly - often writing himself into corners which he barely - or didn't - get out of, resulting in inconsistencies and gaping plot holes, often resolved with the most cliched and childish plot devices. Worse still, his reasoning behind handing off directing of ESB and ROTJ were totally finacially motivated; basically, all the profits from ANH merchandising and ESB were being pumped into building his dream project - Skywalker Ranch. He wanted ESB finished as quickly as possible so he could push the profits into the ranch; he very nearly sunk ESB with his interference because he was frustrated that Irwin Kershner was 'taking his time developing characters and story' - Lucas just wanted a quick and dirty, stylish job doing so he could get the film out and earning cash for his ranch. Ditto ROTJ. The reason Lucas never did Ep's 7,8,9 (which were always touted to be next before the prequels)was purely a combination of the fact he had earned enough money for his ranch, and he couldn't be arsed to make more SW films. He subsequently withdrew from directing after this (apart from the shitfest that was Howard the Duck). When he finally decided to return to SW and 'give us' the PT, it was a move motivated by the opportunity to showcase his new developments in technology, and secondly to wrap up the saga as a whole. Because the OT had evolved into being about Vader instead of Luke, and Vader dies in ROTJ, the only logical way for the PT to go storywise, was with Vader's 'origin'. This is why we'll never see Ep's 7-9; the saga is Vader's story and there is nothing left to tell. Again he wrote himself into a corner. If you believe that the PT was anything other than a tech-demo and a cynical marketing exercise, you need to wake up and read TSHOSW. It is no secret that the best SW films are the ones Lucas didn't direct (bar ANH), and I'll take ROTJ over ANY PT film. If Lucas directs any new SW film, prepare for serious disappointment - but then, after the PT, you should be anyway.

  • May 25, 2007, 6:05 a.m. CST

    why isnt there a happy birthday Star Wars thread

    by kwisatzhaderach

    by the way Harry? I'm in a nostalgic kind of mood today. I might even dig out my Land of the Jawas playset.

  • May 25, 2007, 6:06 a.m. CST


    by kingralphuk

    We've already had Episode 1, so what will it be? Episode Minus 1 ??

  • May 25, 2007, 6:07 a.m. CST


    by kwisatzhaderach

    I'm not an apologist. The guy made one of the greatest movies of all time. What's there to apologise for?

  • May 25, 2007, 6:12 a.m. CST


    by Pawprint

    Agreed; the most important word there being 'ONE' of the greatest movies of all time. I am a die-hard OT fan, but I can guarantee you that things would have been a lot different had Lucas directed ESB & ROTJ.

  • May 25, 2007, 6:14 a.m. CST

    Yeah right

    by Trazadone

    Give me a break. He has zero interest in making more Star Wars films.

  • May 25, 2007, 6:15 a.m. CST

    A new star wars film...

    by emeraldboy

    I dont buy it. I cant see who the hell would pay to see it. phantom menace without the action. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • May 25, 2007, 6:18 a.m. CST

    It would be called

    by Vadakin

    The Army of Light <p> The words "Star Wars" wouldn't even appear since Star Wars is everything that happens between 1-6. The film would also feature a completely different opening... <p> It starts off with teh familiar "A Long Time Ago in a Galaxy Far, Far Away..." but instead of going into an opening crawl, the movie opens with a prologue, telling the history of the Jedi, detailing how a small faction within the Order began exploring the Dark Side and when the practice of the Dark Arts was banned by the Council, the faction split from the Jedi Order and returned hundreds of years later as a massive army under the title of Dark Lords of the Sith. <p> There would then be a montage of the Sith taking over the galaxy before finally, the title of the film appears on the screen <p> The Army of Light <p> And the film truly begins with a Jedi Ambassador sent to Coruscant to negotiate with the Sith, only to be struck down and killed. <p> It then cuts back to the Jedi homeworld, (possibly Ossus) where he Council has to vote on whether to go to war or a vote of 7 to 5...the motion carries and that's the last piece of politics you see until the declaration of the Republic at the end of the film. Everything else is Jedi vs Sith carnage.

  • May 25, 2007, 6:23 a.m. CST

    I'm there

    by beelkay

    But I also hope that he's producing, not writing and directing.

  • May 25, 2007, 6:25 a.m. CST


    by Vadakin

    I love the prequels just as much as the originals...sure Lucas sucks at dialogue and focusses to much on plot, forsaking characters, but there can be no doubt that he has a great creative mind. <p> I've read the Secret History of Star Wars and if anything, the e-book only reaffirms my belief in Lucas' ability to craft a story. What bugs me though as that he feels the need to lie about it, constantly contradicting himself on the origins of Vader and the prequels. I actually hink people would appreciate him more if he was just honest about how and when he came up with his various ideas, because it shows how creative he is. But the fact that he thinks he needs to cover up a lot of Star Wars history actually does more harm than good.

  • May 25, 2007, 6:32 a.m. CST

    KOTOR! (will they make a game of the movie?)

    by Zardoz

    'cause that would be...redundant?

  • May 25, 2007, 6:39 a.m. CST

    I always liked the idea of Star Wars being handed over

    by HarryBlackPotter another set of film directors. The franchise would be invigorated by having fresh talent exploring the universe Lucas created. New characters, new stories. Having said that, I don't think we're gonna get that until Lucas pegs it as he's as controlling as Palpatine and doesn't want to see anyone else mess up his vision while he's alive. Maybe the 60th Anniversary we'll have definate word on a new set of SW movies (and then they'll probably remakes!), but until then, I wouldn't hold your breath.

  • May 25, 2007, 6:42 a.m. CST

    I hated the prequels, but....

    by lost.rules

    I'd actually look forward to this. Maybe this will produce a better film because Lucas can pretty much take the film in any direction he likes. He won't be locked into a story, with certain charcters, reaching a climax that cannot change.

  • May 25, 2007, 6:51 a.m. CST


    by KillDozer

    Not interested.

  • May 25, 2007, 6:56 a.m. CST


    by Pawprint

    I would suggest that Lucas is too creative for his own good - some of the early drafts of ANH read like drug-induced hallucinations rather than a coherent space-swashbuckler. As I say; we were lucky to end up with the finished product we did. ESB reeks of Lucas' non-involvement (being the best SW film - he had little to do with the film), whereas we can see an ominous warning of things to come in ROTJ - the 'musical number', ewoks etc - where he had more influence.

  • May 25, 2007, 6:57 a.m. CST


    by Axl Z

    reboot that mutha!

  • May 25, 2007, 6:58 a.m. CST

    Leave it alone already...

    by dekionplexis

    Star Wars was my life when I was a wee kid. Now that I've grown up I still love them, they will always have a special place in my heart, but..LEAVE IT THE FUCK ALONE ALREADY!!!!

  • May 25, 2007, 7:01 a.m. CST

    Get Spielberg to direct it!

    by jack-torrance

    It's as simple as that!

  • May 25, 2007, 7:05 a.m. CST

    Who is George Lucas?

    by ATARI

  • May 25, 2007, 7:06 a.m. CST

    Why not....

    by MJAYACE

    Consolidate the theme from the New Jedi Order series of books and make them into three movies? It would darken the tone considerably and "grow" the films up a bit considering major characters die. Plus you could cameo the OT folks like Leia and Han so that Grand Master Luke and the new jedi (including Leia and Han's kids become the primary focus). I don't buy this story--but I agree if he goes back to the Star Wars pail he needs to reinvent it and let someone else taek the reigns. In the expanded universe the great stories are the New Jedi Order, the original Thrawn trilogy (except most of the OT players are two old now to play those parts) and the Jedi Academy stuff (how Luke got the order off the ground again). A Yoda origin story would be cool and one I think most likely to happen since Lucas has always been quiet about Yoda's backstory. Out here.

  • May 25, 2007, 7:08 a.m. CST

    Nah, I don't believe it

    by BizarroJerry

    This is just some unsubstantiated rumor. GL is focusing on TV right now. By the way, right now has a picture of the CGI Yoda from the upcoming cartoon, with a little note that says "Come Back Sunday at 11:30am (Pacific) for a MUST-SEE SURPRISE!"

  • May 25, 2007, 7:11 a.m. CST

    Lets see

    by Darth Busey

    An Old Republic movie with Yoda, and an original sequel trilogy. Lets see Han, Luke, and Leia have one more spin around the block before they are dead. Ford will do it because Ford likes money.

  • May 25, 2007, 7:14 a.m. CST


    by RainesMaker

    But just one movie? That would be strange. I think before Lucas was afraid of his legacy, thats why he was all "the movies are mine", but now that he knows his legacy is crap and he's seen what other people can do with his products (books, games, tv) he might be letting up.

  • May 25, 2007, 7:15 a.m. CST

    According to Star Wars Insider...

    by yodaismyhomie

    The answer is no! The latest issue of the Insider celebrating the 30th anniversary questioned GL once again about doing more movies and he said there will not be anymore star wars movies.

  • May 25, 2007, 7:16 a.m. CST

    No, please don't let Steven "Always" Spielberg direct

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    he's a hack.<p>At least sometimes...<p>And highly overrated.<p>Always...(get the pun?)

  • May 25, 2007, 7:20 a.m. CST

    Star Wars Episode Minus 1:

    by Kid Z

    The Legend of Lameness! Christ, make it STOP!

  • May 25, 2007, 7:22 a.m. CST

    Why Before The Prequels

    by DannyOcean01

    Is there an interesting story to tell?

  • May 25, 2007, 7:24 a.m. CST

    Star Wars: Episode -1

    by zeromouth

    Wow. I cannot believe it.

  • May 25, 2007, 7:26 a.m. CST


    by emeraldboy

    after much thought. I could see the following secenario take place. In the last movie, yoda was exiled. so therefore a yoda movie would make sense. They could balance it out by having the older yoda pull the jedi back together again. But i dont think this film will happen, unless it is after the tv adaptations.

  • May 25, 2007, 7:27 a.m. CST

    I've fucking had it with you people!!!!

    by Gabba-UK

    This is going to be my last post on any Star Wars talkback. Here we are, on the 30th birthday of a film we all love and feel very passionate about and all you miserable twats can do is slag of the guy who created it!!! I for one and I suspect many thousands of overs around the world am in the middle of a viewing of all 6 films in episode order and enjoying the hell out of them... ALL of them. I like the new ones as much as the old ones. It doesn't make me a Lucas luvvie, it doesn't mean I have no taste and it doesn't mean I'm blinded by hype. All six films have faults if you pick away at them (yes even Empire). Its because of some of the comments I'm reading that 'normal' people view Star Wars fans with such disdain. Lucas can remake the original trilogy using hamsters for all i care. It's my choice to see it or not. And one last thing, Lucas owes you precisely fuck all! Get over it and move on. Peace out.

  • May 25, 2007, 7:31 a.m. CST

    Jar Jar- The Wonder Years

    by redfist

    I can't wait for the Jar Jar prequel where we get to see him swim like a tadpole and when he learned to speak english and when his parents teach him to say "mesa". I would spend hard earned cash to see that.

  • May 25, 2007, 7:31 a.m. CST

    Cap'n Jack

    by lost.rules

    I almost choked to death reading that comment. Very funny, sir.

  • May 25, 2007, 7:32 a.m. CST

    Happy Birthday Star Wars! It was 30 years ago today!

    by Zardoz

    When George Lucas taught the geeks to pray! (well, you know the rest!) Thank you Mr. Lucas for the defining cinematic moment of my g-g-g-genera-tion! Without Star Wars there's no Summer blockbuster! Without Star Wars there's no Indiana Jones! Without Star Wars there's no LOTR! (because what would have inspired Peter Jackson?) Without Star Wars there's no such thing as "a trilogy"! Without Star Wars there's no Michael Bay! (okay, wait a second; what was I trying to say?) Anyway, Happy Birthday to the film that gave birth to my cinematic enlightenment and the reason I still have faith that the force is with us all!

  • May 25, 2007, 7:32 a.m. CST

    dont believe it for a second

    by lionbiu

    another SW movie? Why? Talk about flogging a dead horse...its over, he screwed up and no one is interested anymore.

  • May 25, 2007, 7:33 a.m. CST

    Can we at least have a Jar Jar cartoon?

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    For fuck's sake, the droids had a cartoon. Even the bloody Ewoks had a cartoon. And two films!<p>The treatment of Jar Jar post TPM has been atrocious. Hands down, the best character in the film, and then all he gets in AOTC is a bit part? Worse still, only a derisory cameo in ROTS?<p>Shame on you, George Lucas and team of flunkies. You loved him when you created him, but you cast him aside like an old pair of parachute trousers you were embarrassed about owning. Jar Jar deserves better than that.

  • May 25, 2007, 7:34 a.m. CST

    You guys are pathetic....

    by Rat Fink

    I'm talking about all of you talking crap about a possible 7th Star Wars film and George Lucas himself. I know for a fact that if another movie is made then every one of you whinny bitches would be first in line to see. I for one hope to hell that another Star Wars movie is made!

  • May 25, 2007, 7:37 a.m. CST

    Give it a chance - otherwise it wont happen

    by theycallmemrglass

    Dont understand why no one is happy with the rumour? Last trilogy was great - not perfect (neither were the originals) but packs in all the ingredients that makes them memorably fun. Old republic setting sounds great - a mirror of ancient china myth perhaps. All depends on who directs but lets give it a chance - all this negative feedback just means they wont bother (if they see this talkback) and then we will never know if it will suck or rock. All I am saying is giiiivee thiiiis a chance....

  • May 25, 2007, 7:38 a.m. CST


    by Pawprint

    Without Star Wars what would have inspired Peter Jackson? Erm... you are aware of the phenomenon that has been voted best novel of the 20th century, otherwise known as Lord of the Rings, the BOOK? Never heard Peter Jackson mentioning that he read the book as a child and always wanted to see a big-screen version of it, no?

  • May 25, 2007, 7:38 a.m. CST

    quentin tarrantinos star wars

    by LarryTheCableGuy

    and more.

  • May 25, 2007, 7:39 a.m. CST

    I want this to happen...

    by Surround Sound

    But I doubt it will. Fanboy rumor always flies high around con time. Looking forward to the TV show though.

  • May 25, 2007, 7:39 a.m. CST

    Rat Fink...

    by Pawprint

    I'll be ecstatic about another SW film; as long as George fucking Lucas is nowhere near the director's chair... SW isn't the issue - Lucas is.

  • May 25, 2007, 7:40 a.m. CST

    Damn, I thought this would be a Sith Witch rumor

    by chrth

    I mean, we had plenty of those in the past.

  • May 25, 2007, 7:40 a.m. CST

    New trilogy with Peter Jackson directing

    by KazamaSmokers

    That's my bet.

  • May 25, 2007, 7:43 a.m. CST

    Still give it a chance - even if the rumour is BS

    by theycallmemrglass

    However, my gut instinct tells me this rumour is the biggest BS ever. But I think it is a cool thought. And if we support the thought - they might think of doing it.

  • May 25, 2007, 7:44 a.m. CST

    I think Lucas is a fine director

    by Rat Fink

    the only other person I would want directing a star wars movie is Irvin Kershner

  • May 25, 2007, 7:45 a.m. CST

    drugs and star wars

    by LarryTheCableGuy

    the next best thing to having a girlfriend. let's do this...

  • May 25, 2007, 7:47 a.m. CST

    But the real question is, will Shia Lebouef be in it?

    by lost.rules

    David Koepp writes the screenplay, and Michael Bay directs it. Perfect.

  • May 25, 2007, 7:48 a.m. CST

    Rat Fink....

    by Pawprint

    If Lucas is such a fine director, then why are the 2 SW films he didn't direct better than the whole of the PT? (Critically and relatively financially speaking) He got lucky and (more importantly) was seriously reined in while making ANH, due to being an unproved director.

  • May 25, 2007, 7:49 a.m. CST

    Lucas Blows.

    by Lucasblows

    Lucas Blows.

  • May 25, 2007, 7:49 a.m. CST


    by slkboxrman

    id only go see it if its post-rotj...not playing kotor and its cool but i wouldnt want a movie based on it...when i was a kid when the first star wars movies came out it was always said that the starwars saga was actually 12 parts...then they went down to 9 at some point and i guess its now 6...they cant do before the phantom menace anyways...whats it gonna be ? episode minus 1 ?

  • May 25, 2007, 7:52 a.m. CST

    I'm all for a post-ROTJ series of films

    by chrth

    Presuming its purpose is to fuck with the continuity of the EU

  • May 25, 2007, 7:53 a.m. CST


    by Rat Fink

    that's your opinion

  • May 25, 2007, 7:54 a.m. CST

    Lucas has said...

    by thathippykid

    The only way he would do another Star Wars movie is if Spielberg directs it. Sure, Steve has his off-moments, but he can direct circles, stars, and barrel rolls around George Lucas.

  • May 25, 2007, 7:56 a.m. CST


    by rev_skarekroe

    I'm with you. Some of that stuff is just God-awful.

  • May 25, 2007, 7:57 a.m. CST

    Lucas can't direct

    by WolfmanNards

    the last 3 star war movies were horrible. No redeeming qualities. He's a good storyteller, horrible at dialogue, worse at directing.

  • May 25, 2007, 8 a.m. CST

    This is bullshit and even if it isnt who give a fuck?

    by Judge Dredds Dirty Undies

    Unless some talented director takes it on.

  • May 25, 2007, 8:01 a.m. CST

    Indeed it is, Ratfink...

    by Pawprint

    Unfortunately, it's shared by many critics (both past and contemporary alike), and many, many fans. Even for just a tiny snapshot of the general feeling of this news, use this talkback; I think you'll find the greater majority of people here are somewhat less than excited by this news. On a larger scale; who knows? I'd say that this talkback is fairly indicative of what the reaction would be...

  • May 25, 2007, 8:04 a.m. CST

    Whoever recommended Cuaron to direct

    by LittleBunnyFufu

    That's a horrible idea. We don't need whiny weepy jedi and sith talking about their emotions. We got enough of that in the prequels. We need action. We need lightsabers. We need enough raw energy to blow us through the theaters. Lucas and Cuaron should both be banned from directing this flick.

  • May 25, 2007, 8:09 a.m. CST

    Rat Fink

    by Chilli815

    Lucas is not a fine director. He's great at scope and visuals, but not at character, and for my money you're not a good director unless you can do them both. See Kevin Smith, who sucks at scope but rocks at character for another example.

  • May 25, 2007, 8:11 a.m. CST



    Lucas wouldn't wait for Speilberg to direct it. Think of the money potential he'd be wasting.<p><p>Just as long as someone else directed it. Lucas' prequels came across as watered down, stageshow version of the original star wars.

  • May 25, 2007, 8:13 a.m. CST

    Look at A New Hope

    by Rat Fink

    Lucas directed that and I think he did a wonderful job. That movie and the way is was directed is what made me fall in love with Star Wars. None of todays current directors would be able to do a good job directing. Lucas possesses a certain style and it shows in all 6 movies and especially in the 4 he directed. His style is what made Star Wars such a huge success.

  • May 25, 2007, 8:14 a.m. CST

    George Lucas Wants to Rape My Fetal Gestation Period!!

    by Behemoth

    I predict we will finally see the appearance of Aunt Jar-Jar Mima in this one.

  • May 25, 2007, 8:15 a.m. CST

    If you ask me which im sure you are all doing..

    by kilik777

    I'd much rather see after the events of Rotj instead of a prequel. Episode 1 and 2 sucked balls but i quite enjoyed Rots so who knows how it will turn out?

  • May 25, 2007, 8:15 a.m. CST


    by Pawprint

    ANH is the exception...

  • May 25, 2007, 8:21 a.m. CST

    What we need is a prequel to Spaceballs!!!

    by Borgnine JR

    May the Schwartz be with you!

  • May 25, 2007, 8:21 a.m. CST

    IF this is true...and that's a big IF

    by skycrapper

    I bet it's about that story that Palpatine told Anakin in the opera house. Darth Plagus and the prophecy of "The one who will bring balance to the force." And all of you will be in line for it.

  • May 25, 2007, 8:24 a.m. CST

    it will have nothing to do with the skywalker saga

    by LarryTheCableGuy

    and emperor palpatine is mr skywalker, sans the name, apprentice to darth plagus. i think. but what do i know...

  • May 25, 2007, 8:25 a.m. CST

    Baby Anakin!

    by all your base

    How cute.

  • May 25, 2007, 8:27 a.m. CST

    The further back in time they go...

    by Pizza The Hut

    ...the crappier the saga gets. If any new movie is made, it needs to be post-ROTJ, but only if WELL-CAST, WELL-ACTED, WELL-DIRECTED, and only if it has a first class STORY, with special effects to COMPLIMENT the story, rather than distract or take away from it.

  • May 25, 2007, 8:27 a.m. CST

    IT WILL HAPPEN......

    by TiNSeLToWN TeRRoR


  • May 25, 2007, 8:29 a.m. CST

    Rat Fink I couldn't disagree with you more

    by Deus Vult

    I would wager $10 on the aicn aggregate opinion that the movies were successful IN SPITE OF Lucas's style (whatever style that may be).<p>Further Episode 4 was a huge success because Carter was president and anything that created a distraction from the cloud of misery he cast over the country would instantly cash in.<p>Alright folks, let's hear it--were the movies successful BECAUSE of Lucas' "style" or IN SPITE OF?

  • May 25, 2007, 8:32 a.m. CST


    by Rat Fink


  • May 25, 2007, 8:33 a.m. CST

    RE: Gabba-UK

    by LittleBunnyFufu

    Settle down, Corky. That's great that you enjoyed all of Lucas' work. It means unlike us "miserable twats" you didn't feel cheated out of your money when you paid to see the prequels. But expressing disdain for Lucas' recent work is just as valid an expression of opinion as expressing support for his recent work, which is what you have done. Also, these "normal" people you speak of, are they located only in the UK or in the US too? The point is, there is no "normal", especially when talking about opinions. The fact that Star Wars has grossed so much and has six main movies with more on the horizon invalidates your argument that there are "normal" people. If a movie is that well received and has that much traffic, then "normal" would constitute being a fan of the series. In short, you're a moron who opened his mouth to blast people. That is different from what other people are doing in this talkback, how?

  • May 25, 2007, 8:36 a.m. CST

    Is Gary Kurtz still alive?

    by Pizza The Hut

    He was heavily involved with eps. 4 and 5, the best of the series, and used to have major disagreements with Lucas over a number of issues. Too bad he didn't stick around.

  • May 25, 2007, 8:39 a.m. CST

    How could Lucas allow Hayden to suck so bad?

    by RonaldLark

    My main problem with Lucas as a director is the fact that he allowed Episodes II and III to be so tainted with the uncomfortably bad performance of Hayden Christensen. When I see a Star Wars movie, the last thing I want to do is cringe in my seat out of embarrassment for the film. No, Hayden was not successfully conveying the insecurities of Anakin Skywalker. He was conveying the shitty acting of Hayden complemented by the poor character direction of George "Looks good to me!" Lucas.

  • May 25, 2007, 8:39 a.m. CST

    RE: Gabba UK

    by LittleBunnyFufu

    Oh yeah, one more thing. Fortunately, the world doesn't work according to your machinations. There are more options that A: Pay to go see the movie or B: Don't pay to go see the movie. There is C: Express opinion before movie is made in the hopes that your opinion is listened to and a quality movie can be made which you will pay to go see, thus, everyone ends up happy. Gotta love the internet for adding options.

  • May 25, 2007, 8:44 a.m. CST

    Because of his style

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    He may have lost his way quite badly, but you have to give Lucas all the credit in the world for making the original film (ANH, if you like) as good as it is. Jesus, that could have been some horrible shit - a golden robot and a giant hairy dog thing and swords made out of light and whatnot - but it wasn't because Lucas worked his ass off to get his vision onscreen. I'll be the first to take the piss out of today's Lucas, but that guy back in the mid-seventies new EXACTLY what he was doing.

  • May 25, 2007, 8:46 a.m. CST

    That's KNEW, obviously

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    Sheesh, way to make yourself look like an idiot, Frank.

  • May 25, 2007, 8:46 a.m. CST

    My doubts are high...

    by Philvis

    Lucas has been adament about no more movies. I think this is just a misquote turned rumor. I of course would see whatever it was if the rumor turns out to be true. I really don't think the prequels were as horrible as most say. I thought AOTC was the flattest of the bunch but TPM and ROTS were not bad at all. I'm sorry, I don't analyse star wars movies like they are the Bible. They are fun movies with a pretty good story. It would be nice to see another movie, but I still think its a rumor.

  • May 25, 2007, 8:46 a.m. CST

    There may not be another "Star Wars" movie

    by Darth Busey

    If you consider that Lucas considers Episodes 1-6 "Star Wars". That says nothing about letting other films be set in this universe, though.

  • May 25, 2007, 8:49 a.m. CST

    Heroes has prodcution value?

    by PwnedByStallone

    Stop lumping in that pitiful crapfest with LOST.

  • May 25, 2007, 8:51 a.m. CST

    OK if it's not true...

    by skycrapper

    then what's this big anoucement that's supposedly coming down today? More half assed video games and that the TV show will feature Ewoks? The franchise needs something big to restore the faith.

  • May 25, 2007, 8:52 a.m. CST

    Lucas fucked up his own legacy

    by Pdorwick

    ...just him, no one else. Let's hope he stays in his mansion and goes nowhere near a film set for the rest of his life.<br><br>(At least he has a real director for Indy IV)

  • May 25, 2007, 8:52 a.m. CST

    Given that the last 4 movies...

    by dcut75

    Were absolutely awful. I mean unwatchable dreck. I can't believe that anyone, anywhere, still gets even remotely exited about anything Lucas and Star Wars related.

  • May 25, 2007, 8:54 a.m. CST

    I wish Lucas would let this series go already

    by amrisharmpit

    He should really move on to other projects. I said the same thing about Indiana Jones 4.

  • May 25, 2007, 8:55 a.m. CST

    Come on guys, the SW series is living off of SW & ESB

    by colivo

    I always liked ROTJ, but saw its flaws, and thought it was just a hiccup by Lucas & Co back in 1983. But after the PT, and seeing its flaws, you see that ROTJ was the beginning of the end, and atleast he had Marquand directing, and Kurtz writing so there couldn't be too much cheese in the movies like Jar Jar and C3PO bad jokes on Geonosis crap. If ESB was just good sequel instead of being a classic, most people would look at SW movies and say, "Great original, and a series of good to bad sequels."

  • May 25, 2007, 9:04 a.m. CST


    by Chilli815

    Lost is gorgeous to look at, but no one critices that. They criticise it for being a show that wants you to forget as many plotpoints as possible until they decide they are relevant. Which ties in with Star Wars because like Lucas, Lost was once awesome and is now a shadow of what it was.

  • May 25, 2007, 9:25 a.m. CST

    Movie based on Old Republic would rocks!

    by DarthBakpao

    I have always dream of a SW movie based on the Old Republic era... less technology, more badass duels

  • May 25, 2007, 9:30 a.m. CST

    Repeat after me: 7,8,9....7,8,9,....7,8,9,....7,8,9...

    by uss cygnus


  • May 25, 2007, 9:33 a.m. CST

    how stupid do you have to be to believe this?

    by newc0253

    anyone with more than 2 brain cells can see that the trilogies are complete. To even begin to believe this is the most wishful fan thinking ever.

  • May 25, 2007, 9:34 a.m. CST

    Before the PT

    by bamboogrove

    that means no Sith, hence it will suck ass.

  • May 25, 2007, 9:35 a.m. CST

    and no KOTOR

    by bamboogrove

    it won't happen in the KOTOR era, thank god. that game is fucking stupid.

  • May 25, 2007, 9:36 a.m. CST

    Not sure

    by appliedscience

    Not sure if I believe it. But, would be nice. There were alot of questions that were left unanswered.

  • May 25, 2007, 9:39 a.m. CST

    It's not true. That's impossible!!! NOOOOOOOOO!!!

    by HarryBlackPotter

    Young fools. Only now, at the end do you realise...Thought it was a load of bs myself so no great surprise. Still, we got the CGI clone wars and the 100 episodes of the live action (3.5) show to look forward to; not to mention the Force Unleashed game on PS3 & XBox360 and all that merchandising and book and toys and comic stuff. George Lucas is still rubbing his hands together whether there's a film coming out or not.

  • May 25, 2007, 9:51 a.m. CST

    There will be an Episode 7.

    by CatVutt

    At some point, Lucas will come out and say "There was always meant to be seven films, an iconic number, not two trilogies. Seven chapters in one saga." Or something to that effect. Watch.

  • May 25, 2007, 9:55 a.m. CST

    Looks like you guys didn't see this

    by rutgerman

  • May 25, 2007, 10:13 a.m. CST

    It could be up to Empire Strikes Back standard

    by Kristian66

    You bastards will still tear it to pieces. Which is not that much of a bad thing.

  • May 25, 2007, 10:13 a.m. CST

    Lucas can't write dialog

    by Unnatural

    Seriously, the dude is a good director. He has good overall themes. It's dialog that he sucks at. I wouldn't mind seeing more movies, and I will hold judgement to see what the TV series provide. Star Wars is excellent and I would love to see more.

  • May 25, 2007, 10:13 a.m. CST

    details on animated series...

    by Grendy

    I know a guy. It's being done in the UK. They've shot/voiced the first two eps. It's 22 episodes and going to be airing in the US. I can't go into more details just yet, but it made me really happy when he sent me a message the other day saying it's happening. HAPPY STAR WARS DAY! Everyone should find The Evil Genius Orchestra's "Cocktails In The Cantina" today. It's loungy-mixes of the Star Wars music. The Imperial March sounds like Ricky Ricardo orchestrated it!

  • May 25, 2007, 10:19 a.m. CST

    Here's the direction I'd go.......

    by Doc_Strange

    First of all I'd get away from the Skywalker family. Their story is over. I think they ruined it with that comic book Legacy. Cade Skywalker? Please..... <p> Anyway, my movie wouldn't necessarily be set before or after the last films. I had an idea that they would be self-contained and there wouldn't be any cameos or anything to link them to Lucas' films except for the vehicles which would be similar in look but very different than those in past films. There would still be Coruscant and other planets we've seen but otherwise these are all new in terms of characters. <p> Now the question is, who would be the main character? Well I thought three main characters would be cool. But the main player I think would be a female this time and the two other main characters would be male. All Jedi in training, about to complete their ascension into knighthood when the shit starts to go down. <p> Storywise, important people are being killed. A prominent Senator, a powerful Jedi Master, and a few other people are being picked off (haven't gone into a lot of detail as of who). The only clue is that the master was killed in a lightsaber duel. Naturally, the Jedi think the Sith are behind it but I think that should only be revealed in the last film as to whom, with no discenable clues which would be great as you'd be surprised as who it is. <p> The films would have epic battles (obviously), a love triangle (a good one), and of course, ground-breaking lightsaber duels and jedi + sith kicking ass. Also, who doesn't want to see a hot female jedi kicking ass? I don't think we got to see any of that from the original or prequel trilogy. <p> I might do it as a comic book or something, if not a film. But one can dream right?

  • May 25, 2007, 10:25 a.m. CST

    John Williams

    by Pizza The Hut

    I love his early SW music to death, especially TESB, but he is the another part of the problem if another movie is made. He hasn't come up with a truly inspired SW score IMO since TESB. ROTJ was ok, but his work on the prequels was kind of so-so, and he borrowed a lot from previous movies. Maybe the problem wasn't so much that it wasn't in him to deliver a great score, or that he's getting older, in so much as it was that he wasn't inspired to come up with something all that special based on what he was seeing on-screen. Who knows... Given a great movie to score, maybe he will do it right though, like the old days.

  • May 25, 2007, 10:37 a.m. CST

    The way to go is forward...

    by Creative1

    ...not backward. Tales of the Old Republic? Who gives a rat's ass about the Old Republic? Turn those Timothy Zahn books into a movie. Or better still Give three different directors a shot with three different stories. No Multi-long movie arcs, just three seperate stories about "whatever" in the Star Wars universe.

  • May 25, 2007, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Williams' scores

    by Grendy

    they are the soundtracks of my life. Star Wars, Raiders, Jaws, E.T.... it's all there. I can remember a time I was in Austin and came out of the capital building w/ a friend and heard the Main Title Theme blaring across the lawn. At first I thought I was being delusional, but Joe heard it too. So we tried to 'follow' the sound to figure out where it came from. Did not work. We followed it to where we thought it came from, only to find it was a Texas records depository of extreme boringness, and not even any speakers! So, to this say it is a mystery. If that theme weren't so damn infectious we would not have been running across the Texas capital building lawn in search of the source. Also: I know a guy who used to warm up w/ his bagpipes by playing Star Wars music. How cool is that? E.T.'s music will still make me well up with tears in parts, and Indy's theme makes me want to kick some Nazi ass! Thank you, John Williams, for what you've brought to my life. The lives of millions. The imagination of generations has been enriched by your music, reaching us in the dark of the theatre.

  • May 25, 2007, 10:46 a.m. CST

    While we're on the subject of Anniversary craziness

    by Lord_Brixton

    The Times of London has a whole bunch of stuff up, including a 1977 interview with Alec Guinness about possible Star Wars sequels It's here:

  • May 25, 2007, 10:55 a.m. CST

    "Turn those Timothy Zahn books into a movie"

    by chrth

    Yeah, because who wants the movies to be any good?

  • May 25, 2007, 10:59 a.m. CST


    by rutgerman

    Creative1, please notice the site I put in my last e-mail. It says New Republic, not Old Republic. Guys, it looks like they MIGHT just be working on a "New Republic" story...there's been a lot of talk at the on this (they're trying to figure out who the site belongs to) but it's very, very interesting indeed.

  • May 25, 2007, 11:02 a.m. CST

    I disagree with all this lucas bashing

    by emeraldboy

    for the reason, that its his saga and basically he can do with it as he pleases. if he doesnt like it then he can go back and change it. its his fracnhise and if he wants to make more movies, its up to him and him only. unless you have enormous problems with a man making a living out of making movies. That is precisely what lucas has done.

  • May 25, 2007, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Zahn Schmahn...

    by Pizza The Hut

    Throw it out. Start fresh if going forward.

  • May 25, 2007, 11:24 a.m. CST

    3 movies about a young Yoda!!!!

    by Mandolorian

    That's all.

  • May 25, 2007, 11:29 a.m. CST

    Yes... Yes... Mama Yoda, Papa Yoda, and Baby Yoda

    by Pizza The Hut


  • May 25, 2007, 11:41 a.m. CST

    Wouldnt mind seeing other directors take a shot at it

    by Bong

    Fincher, Scott, Tarantino, etc

  • May 25, 2007, 11:56 a.m. CST

    Cool looking artwork...

    by tokyosexwhale

  • May 25, 2007, 11:57 a.m. CST

    where's the uber set already?

    by Bouncy X

    i figured this being the 30th anniversary, we'd have news about some uber box set featuring all this still coming, is it coming this year? what up yo

  • May 25, 2007, 12:04 p.m. CST


    by Chilli815

    I have a problem with a man making a living out of tarnishing a once fantastic saga.

  • May 25, 2007, 12:05 p.m. CST

    star wars is bullshit, thats all!!!!!!

    by ludmir88

    and i would like to see on film the origins of the fucking jedis and why they are so gays.

  • May 25, 2007, 12:09 p.m. CST

    You wanna know what I think?!?

    by abulafia24

    I think that painting at the top is frakkin' gorgeous. I thought I'd seen all the Star Wars art. Seems I was mistaken.

  • May 25, 2007, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Zahn's books sucked.

    by rev_skarekroe

    He didn't get it. Yeah, I said it.

  • May 25, 2007, 12:14 p.m. CST

    The next film will be the only new one because...

    by Pizza The Hut won't be a regular SW film. All it will be is 2 hours of George Lucas, sitting in a la-z-boy, and he starts off by saying, "This is my rebuttal to all of you fanboys who have hated on me ever since I created JarJar Binks..."

  • May 25, 2007, 12:19 p.m. CST

    You can't technically fuck starwars

    by Mako

    But I'm sure you've tried many times... so I wish you the best of luck continuing to fuck starwars. Hahahahahahah

  • May 25, 2007, 12:21 p.m. CST

    Star Wars Haters = Flames on Optimus

    by J-Dizzle

    Hating Star Wars is actually an oxymoron. Bring on KOTOR, I want to see Revan on the big screen!

  • May 25, 2007, 12:22 p.m. CST

    Christ,if Lucas HAS to do another movie...


    Why the fuck can't it take place AFTER the original trilogy.Enough prequel(would this be a pre-prequel?)bullshit.We all know where the story's gonna go.Why not take it into "the future".As in post- ROTJ.That would be fuckloads more interesting.Make a coda.What about Han & Leia's kid(s) or what happened to the rest of the Empire after ROTJ.Plenty of loose ends they could expand on or tie up.Who gives a shit about what happened BEFORE the prequels when we all know the series just ends abruptly with JEDI.WE DON'T NEED TO SEE LUKE'S GRANDPAPPY or whatever!

  • May 25, 2007, 12:31 p.m. CST

    7, 8 and 9 would be convoluted and unnecessary

    by performingmonkey

    Vader is dead, the Sith are destroyed once and for all. The saga is about the revenge of the Sith and the return of the Jedi. Any more would be going into the EU bullshit zone with Palpatine being resurrected and all that crap. I think Han is killed in the EU too.

  • May 25, 2007, 12:41 p.m. CST

    Unashamedly? HA HA HA HA!

    by LordEnigma

    Seriously? Unashamedly? Really? Get the hell out of here. I love the CLONE WARS, but if that's how you view Star Wars. You really have no idea what it's about. Especially if you compare HEROES to LOST production values. Seriously dude, go write a movie like every other ONLINE PERSON. So we can be rid of you. Hold on...I take that back. Please never do that because we would be stuck with Merrick...which would be balls.

  • May 25, 2007, 12:42 p.m. CST

    If you thought the PREQUELS were great.....

    by Elgyn6655321

    .....just imagine how great a PREQUEL to the PREQUELS would be!!!

  • May 25, 2007, 12:42 p.m. CST

    Luke's grandpappy was Palpatine

    by deathbird

    Watch the ROTS opera scene. Palpatine's practically screaming "I am your father!"

  • May 25, 2007, 1:07 p.m. CST

    Lucas made it up as he went

    by Uhh WHAT

    A great read for all fans and haters alike, you will see how much of what we saw as a final went through a huge amount of rewrites even the first film. It's is about 400 pages and a free download.

  • May 25, 2007, 1:12 p.m. CST

    Since we are f-ing around

    by MJAYACE

    And nobody commenting on a NJO set of movies... How about a series of movies that explains how Jabba went from FAT (EP1), to less fat and mobile (EP 4), to FATTEST and deadweight (EP 6). Richard Simmons must have been involved...

  • May 25, 2007, 1:17 p.m. CST

    He should totally hand over the reigns....


    Star Wars should be like the Bond films, I've always thought it had a better chance of being a mega-franchise than Indy. In fact, I think Lucasfilm should have several movies, TV shows, cartoons etc. all going at once. All overseen by Lucasfilm but each thing being handled independently by different creative forces. Kinda like what's been done already with the books & games but on a bigger SW being more of a genre unto itself rather than just a franchise. It seems Lucas is already on this track with television "TV is the future" but why not oversee some film productions as well? How 'bout Spielberg, M Night, Copppola, even Kevin Smith SW movies coming out all the time, a movie or maybe even two a year. It would sure keep ILM busy, and in the meantime Lucas could finance his own 'little" movies too, and fans who were somewhat disappointed by the prequels would have all kinds of different movies/takes on the SW Universe to look forward to....why not? Go all Disney-style, I wouldn't mind SW becoming a full-on cash-cow brand-name if there is some serious talent unleashed upon it...allowed to play in the SW-pool. I'm there would be some great flicks that would come out of...bring balance back to the force.

  • May 25, 2007, 1:20 p.m. CST

    A tragedy if true ...

    by Bungholio

    I mean how far from reality is this guy? Didn't he recognize the responds he got from his shitty prequels? He cant't write and he can't direct, that's all. Not that I care, because I won't watch this fuckfest if it ever will come to life.

  • May 25, 2007, 1:21 p.m. CST

    Jabba aside, I would like to know why they...

    by Pizza The Hut

    ...felt the need to bring in "Mrs. Jabba" in Ep. 1... I almost lost my breakfast when I saw that big fat pile of cgi slop. Yeah yeah, nevermind... Moneygrubbing marketing overkill. Like everyone's gonna go out and buy a "Mrs. Jabba" figurine... Dumb.

  • May 25, 2007, 1:33 p.m. CST

    Jar-Jar needs his own movie!

    by jack-torrance

    A prequel: The Adventures of Jar-Jar Binks. Mesa say it sounding good!

  • May 25, 2007, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Episodes 7-9 or BUST

    by Drath

    Lucas will be very old when he finally agrees to make--or let someone else make--the next three movies. But I think it will happen. Don't know if they'll be any good though of course. I can enjoy the prequels--mainly Episode 3--okay, but none of it will ever matter to me like it did when I was a teenager. I guess I'm getting old myself.

  • May 25, 2007, 1:46 p.m. CST

    Fuck the "Extended Universe" shit.


    Fuck the glorified fanboy shit that is the comics & books.If it doesn't come from Lucas,whether he "rubber stamps"his OK on it or not,it doesn't count. And fuck another trilogy.One movie,post JEDI would suffice.A coda to wrap things up in a nice little bow.It'd be a hell of a lot more interesting than any pre-prequel shit.Who says that JEDI was the COMPLETE end of the Empire?You can't tell me that a vast star empire would crumble IMMEDIATELY because of the Emperor's & Vader's deaths and the destruction of yet another Death Star.If anything it was only the beginning of the end. And again,fuck the books & comics.At most they're simply "what if" stories,not canon.If it ain't in the movies,it didn't fucking happen.

  • May 25, 2007, 1:56 p.m. CST

    I agree Wonkabar

    by Uhh WHAT

    I think if he could turn things over to a real writer, and director, It could be great. He never said he was a great writer. He gave his original scripts to other people to make the dialog better. He went to school for cinematography, he sucked at English classes. Let Spielberg write one and direct it. Let the Star Wars franchise expand if he wants to. It belongs to him and he can do whatever he wants......... some will see it, some won't...... whatever!

  • May 25, 2007, 2 p.m. CST

    A "hack" Lucas may be...


    and I despise (yes,DESPISE)the prequels but the franchise is HIS and HIS alone to do with as he pleases.He won't give up his baby no matter how many people bitch & moan.Get over it.

  • May 25, 2007, 2:40 p.m. CST

    You don't get it do you?!!!!

    by ludmir88

    Star Wars sucks. End of the story!!!!!!!!!!! (bad acting, stupid dialog, maybe Harry is the only one who can connect with all those characters because i can't, and you know you can't too!!! But i can connect in some way even with the fucking hobbits, wizards, red-pills and pirates characters but not with this pile of fx orgy. And why Helen Mirren is on National Treasure 2? mmmm... oh yes the paycheck

  • May 25, 2007, 3 p.m. CST


    by Judge Briggs

    prequels were awwwwwwwwwfullllllllll and you know it

  • May 25, 2007, 3 p.m. CST

    There is no new Star Wars movie

    by Razorback

    People are crazy.

  • May 25, 2007, 3:02 p.m. CST

    "I don't know if I buy it."

    by Jeditemple

    "Told ya' I didn't buy it." That's not quite the same quote, Quint. You had a glimmer of hope at first and then you came back acting like you didn't believe it at all, like you were saying "I knew it! I told ya so." Your first comment was non-commital, so you could cover your ass.

  • May 25, 2007, 3:31 p.m. CST

    Instead if this...

    by jhcs11

    I think they should make the next movie based on the events in Shadows of the Empire. Those comics and the novel are really well done, and either a movie or a cartoon animation (like the Clone Wars) should be done

  • May 25, 2007, 3:54 p.m. CST

    what i hate is

    by emeraldboy

    Lucas and spielberg, in making there movies(all of which i enjoyed) is the way in which editors of Magazines reacted to these films. Its like as if no great film came before star wars and close encounters. Gone with the wind, singing in the rain, movies by john wayne, the marx bros, laurel and hardy. some of these movies were ground breaking and of course Casablanca or the maltese falcon. or high Society. These are all classics. But on this site they rarely get a mention. Its same in movie magazines. because they were made before 1977. they are old hat or something.

  • May 25, 2007, 3:56 p.m. CST

    Soul Wars

    by Felstorm

    I'm sure I'm not the only 30 plus year old fan to realise that at the age of 10 when I first saw ANH I was obviously a child and therefore loved what I was seeing on the screen. At thirteen I was just old enough to grasp the complexity and sombre story of ESB. Three years later I along with a group of similar aged school friends whitnessed the dissapointment that was ROTJ. Yes we all know it was'nt as good as the previous films... but my point here is that what we remember with love and affection depends on how old and suceptable we are to new experiences. I remember seeing an old British film called The Amazing Mr Blunden in the early seventies, a film about children drinking a magical potion sending them back in time and in effect making them ghosts... i loved the film and i later pretended to drink a similar magical potion made out of something caled Cola. My point is is that we experience and manage stimuli at the age we were at the time. Did I realy believe that when I sat down in front of a huge screen awaiting The Phantom Meanace that i would feel the same as that ten year old boy? Sadly yes I did, and hearing the title music and titles did give me the old goose bumps... talk about a Pavlovian responce. But I realise now that we've all grown up, that wonderful magical first time experience has gone and all that's left is our wonderfully warm memories of seeing something new for the very first time. And that is what we got. When TPM was released I was looking for that child I used to be in 77, did i find it? yes, but only for the initial ten muiuites or so. For me the core reason why the prequels have been a dissapointment is that they are souless and have no warmth to the charaters... did anyone feel the same way about Anakin and Padme as they did about Han,Luke and Leia? Once again, age counts and is important when viewing film [or reading a book for that matter.] As for the rumours of Lucas planning a new prequel? Like the majority of the population of this planet, I hope he never gets near a camera lens ever again.

  • May 25, 2007, 4:05 p.m. CST

    Never believe what Lucas tells you....


    we know Lucas want to get into TV, but as far as movies? I think the between them doesn't exist anymore for Lucas. Those rumours recently about Lucas asking Ford if he would be interested in playing Solo again. The stuff that Hamill supposedly said about Lucas telling him to keep himself free to work in 2000-something. It's probably all bullshit, but I can't help but think that Lucas is still toying with the notion of doing some post-Ep.6 stuff. Though he might never admit it. If Lucasfilm produced more SW movies it would guarantee work to ILM etc./provide fodder for the other divisions, games etc. for years to come. I think even he felt TPM and AOTC didn't turn out quite like he hoped and maybe a couple more flicks in the vein of OT might bring balance. I'm sure he wouldn't direct again, and he might distribute the films in unusual ways...TV/IMAX/3D/DVD/WEB etc......I just get the feeling that he has an itch to do some form of post-ROTJ feature-length SW. Maybe something akin to Shadows of the Empire, only with an actual production behind the madness this time. I could be totally wrong, but I'm getting a "more movies of some kind or another in some fashion or another" vibe from the Lucas-machine.

  • May 25, 2007, 4:06 p.m. CST

    How about letting a competent director...

    by crackerfarmboy

    Redo parts I, II, and VI instead?

  • May 25, 2007, 4:51 p.m. CST

    Lucas Not Even Appearing He's Overseas!!

    by genrefanboy

    Completely false rumours as Lucas is overseas right now. Probably at the Monaco Grand Prix as he's been spotted there before....

  • May 25, 2007, 4:57 p.m. CST

    It's not true

    by crackerfarmboy

    The rumor was debunked. Not that I really believed it or anything.

  • May 25, 2007, 7:28 p.m. CST

    The production values of Heroes? Was that a joke? :)

    by HappyHamster

    We'd get to see 2 seconds of Luke and Vader fight in a hallway, followed by 5 minutes of Yoda holding the door closed and grimacing. Heroes has terrible production values (along with mediocre writing and acting).

  • May 25, 2007, 7:57 p.m. CST

    MJAYACE Jabba is now fat in episode IV.

    by lutz

    They replaced thin Jabba from the Special Edition with Episode One model Jabba on the DVDs.

  • May 25, 2007, 9:11 p.m. CST

    Lucas' original plan -

    by Laserbrain

    was for a 12 part film series with different directors being allowed to put their individual stamps on the material. The series was intended to have a more serial-esque trajectory. I don't see why this process couldn't work from here on in, not everything has to be a trilogy. Close the book on Vader's story and let others extend the series on a film-by-film basis. Lucas would probably never do that now for fear of being shown up by a better director- as was the case with Kershsner.

  • May 25, 2007, 9:15 p.m. CST

    George, that would be "silly"

    by Kenny8

    Haven't you done enough damage to your legacy yet?

  • May 25, 2007, 9:30 p.m. CST


    by Laserbrain

    THAT, my friend, is the prefect analogy for the prequel experience. Kudos to you, sir. : D

  • May 25, 2007, 10:41 p.m. CST

    The 2

    by Darth Maui

    Who says there can't be one more movie made? What would be wrong with an Episode 0 or an Episode 7? And there was a rumor about a year or so ago that there would be an Episode 0 made about a younger Yoda. It'd be a way to get more Star Wars without George having to commit to another trilogy.

  • May 25, 2007, 11:40 p.m. CST

    A Tarintino Star Wars?

    by runfoodrun

    GMAFB Seriously. Now a Nolan, Curon, Raimi or Speilberg or Jackson SW would be awesome, can you imagine a Curon SW?

  • May 25, 2007, 11:41 p.m. CST

    Also, Ewoks

    by runfoodrun

    do not suck, Jedi is bad ass, Luke dressed in black showing up at Jabba's, the pit, the final battle with Vader, far better than any of the new trilogy, far, far, far better...

  • May 26, 2007, 12:23 a.m. CST


    by Eh Nam1313

    Bastilla and Revan baby!!

  • May 26, 2007, 7:07 a.m. CST

    Lucas hated a new hope

    by emeraldboy

    because Fox closed the movie down and deemed it to be unfinished. SO lucas finished the movie himself.

  • May 26, 2007, 7:39 a.m. CST

    Star wars is a bit like Lord loyd webbers Phantom of

    by emeraldboy

    the opera. Phantom is the biggest show he ever had and will ever have. It has created a devotion among its audience to the point where when the movie was being made the phans petitioned tirelessly to get Crawford to play the phantom again. Either way the movie was not a critical success. Lord Webber is now planning a sequel. and lloyd webber has admitted it will be the biggest gamble of his career. In other words lightening doesnt strike twice. Empire is a much better film I would argue. In 2005's culture show Mark Kermode Challenged Star Wars fans to a test he gave them all twenty seconds to explain what was so great and original about Star wars. They all failed. There is nothing original about star wars. nothing at all. At the start of the program Kermode dismantled the movie from top to bottom. When creating Star Wars, Lucas plundered other genres, like the western, Fritz langs metropolis, war movies, flash gordon serials, akira kurosawa movies and I could go on.

  • May 26, 2007, 9:48 a.m. CST


    by crackerfarmboy

    Not that I'm much of a Star Wars fanboy but...EVERY director/writer is influenced by other genres. Producing a work that is a synergy of these various genres IS originality. There's nothing wrong with being influenced by others. It's a shame that we view this as a "lack of originality".

  • May 26, 2007, 10:50 a.m. CST


    by Felstorm

    Ever heard of the concept of Archetypes?

  • May 26, 2007, 2:24 p.m. CST

    The 2

    by Darth Maui

    "There is nothing original about star wars. nothing at all." Did George Lucas ever say it was original?

  • May 27, 2007, 5 a.m. CST


    by plisskenman

    Starring...Sid Haig as Barffukka..the death star is a whorehouse. and sheri moon zombie is a jedi who uses jedi mind tricks to have sand people insert dildos into her.

  • May 27, 2007, 5:06 a.m. CST

    7.......8......9..DO OR DO NOT, THERE IS NO TRY

    by plisskenman

    george will do it in the future, why? because he lied to everybody after ROTJ saying.. thats it no more star wars movies. Besides what would become of Industrial Light and Magic without future star wars movies??? A goldmine is a goldmine.

  • May 27, 2007, 11:37 p.m. CST

    CHIRTH, You couldnt be more right.

    by ripper t. jones

    The Solo Twins, Grand Adm. Thrawn, C'boath the mad Jedi's the only way to go.

  • May 28, 2007, 12:29 a.m. CST

    It's reins, not reigns

    by quentintarantado

    Such as "Santa handed over the reins of his sleigh to an elf", but "Megatron handed over his reign of the Decepticons to Starscream."

  • May 28, 2007, 1:34 a.m. CST


    by plisskenman

    Well theyre fuckin doing alien vs predator, how about chewbacca vs soundwave? or optimus prime vs general greivous? the rancor vs star scream?..i know ..sounds fuckin happy memorial day

  • May 28, 2007, 7:47 p.m. CST

    What I'd love to see

    by Wingnut1A

    Lucasfilm should form 4 separate but cooperative teams, each of which is responsible to produce about one hour of badass Star Wars content every 2 years. Every summer they would put 2 of them together and release them to theatres. One part could be a new stand alone story, and the other would be a continuation from the previous summer. ***Lucasfilm could even set up a "minor league" type system, bringing up it's own writers, directors, actors and crew in order to maintain the highest quality possible.. and to have them on contract so they wouldn't cost as much. Train them on the TV show and graduate them to the film crews. ***Lucas grew up loving serials. It would be very inspiring to the younger generation if they had a system like that to strive for.