A new Star Wars trilogy?

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  1. Sam Favate

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    IESB.com is reporting that there will be a third Star Wars trilogy release in theaters after the existing 6 films are out in 3D. Their site is down, but here is the story reported by TheForce.Net:


    http://theforce.net/latestnews/story/New_Star_Wars_Trilogy_Coming_134597.asp


    IESB says they are 100% sure of their source.


    Of course, we've all heard this kind of thing before, so we'll have to remain skeptical. I wonder about it, if for no other reason that George Lucas will be well into his 70s before a third trilogy is complete. Allegedly, the new films would not focus on anyone named Skywalker and would take place long after Return of the Jedi.


    I know a whole lot of people who've already broken their keyboard complaining about the prequels and the changes to the OT, so beware, and tread lightly.


    EDIT: Here's the link to the original story:

    http://iesb.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=10291:iesb-exclusive-the-line-starts-hereagain-new-star-wars-movies-planned&catid=41:news&Itemid=71
     
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    Dear George:


    Please don't write the script. If you're going to do this, please make a call to Timothy Zahn and give us the "Thrawn Trilogy" or something from his style.

    Thanks.


    A fan.
     
  3. TravisR

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    There's already an update from The Force.net saying "In an email to Wired's Underwire blog, Lucasfilm's Josh Kushins says that the IESB report is 'completely false.'"


    And here's the whole update from Wired:

    "Lucasfilm is denying a supposed insider report that says George Lucas is planning to film three new Star Wars movies. The report, published by IESB and citing an “ultra top-secret Lucasfilm insider,” said the new trilogy would land after the planned 3-D conversion of the six Star Wars films.


    “This is, of course, completely false,” Lucasfilm spokesman Josh Kushins told Wired.com in an e-mail Saturday about the report. “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.” "


    http://www.wired.com/underwire/2010/10/new-star-wars-trilogy/
     
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    Lucasfilm wouldn't actually confirm something that big in an email anyway.
     
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    After "Return of the Jedi" came out, I heard that the plan was to do 3 movies that took place before "A New Hope", and 3 that took place after "Jedi" (keep in mind this was in the pre-internet days.) It'd be cool to see the later ones happen, even if someone else ended up doing them, though I guess that might mean things didn't stay OK after the end of "Jedi"
     
  6. JonZ

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    No. Please, no.
     
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    What you said JonZ. In spades.
     
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    No way there is a peep of this outside of a forum where LFL isn't charging admission.
     
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    Please, no more Star Wars films. I can't bring myself

    to watch the last three ever again.
     
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    I sold the prequel trilogy a couple months back. The completist in me had trouble parting with them but the part of me that enjoys good movies was happy to see them go.


    I don't mind the thought of more Star Wars movies as long as Lucas himself is involved only as a consultant.
     
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    I remember hearing this too. I'd be up for another set of post return of the jedi films. I mostly liked the prequels. Not as much as the original trilogy on the whole, but all the prequel films had something going for them.
     
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    I'm holding out hope that George Lucas will get around to making some of those experimental non-Star Wars projects he's been talking about doing for the past 30 years.
     
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    Glad I'm not the only one who feels that way. I think Lucas is a fine director, and I wish he would stop fudging around with movies he's already made, and start some new ones. Kinda like Francis Ford Coppola is doing right now.
     
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    I love Star Wars but I'd much rather see him do that too. That being said, it would be interesting to see someone else's take on a Star Wars tale set, say, a thousand years away from the Skywalker saga but I really doubt there will be more SW movies any time soon (if ever).
     
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    Someone in another thread about the live action TV show, which is suspended because Lucas said they don't have a way to afford it film it on a TV budget, suggested a few weeks ago that that decision could spur the company back into making more films. Perhaps that is what is at the heart of this rumor. I also think that if these ever do happen, it will be with a different director(s), much the way the Clone Wars TV show has a different creative team.
     
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    This is the way I feel about George Lucas...


    I give him credit for having the vision and
    bravery to sell something like Star Wars
    back in the mid 70s despite the fact hardly

    anyone believed in what he was accomplishing.


    However, I don't see him as an extraordinary

    director. The best Star Wars film was one he

    didn't direct and that tells you something. As

    a writer he is absolutely dreadful. The dialogue

    in the latter Star Wars films has much to be
    desired.


    And if it were true more Star Wars films are

    forthcoming (which at this point we assume is not)....


    I agree with the comments here that George

    should remain a consultant and let someone

    else write and direct his next films. It has been

    said too many times that the people around him

    are afraid of saying "no" to him and while that

    still may result in boffo box-office returns it has

    left a bad taste in the mouth for fans that were

    highly disappointed by the last three Star Wars

    films.
     
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    Ron,

    That was the original plan. I believe that at one time, Lucas had approach Frank Darabont to write and direct the first prequel based on a outline from Lucas, and with him acting as a consultant since it was his "universe".


    Imagine that... a Darabont Star Wars film. I read that arond 95 or 96 I think in one of the scifi mags. Maybe Cinescape or the like when Lucas had first hinted he was really going foward with the prequels.
     
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    I really feel Lucas should do three more Star Wars films.


    (and I am halfway joking about this)


    He should redo them

    Call them "Star Wars: Let's all just forget the last three movies"


    And I apologize in advance to those of you who love

    those films and will be in an uproar over my comments.
     
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    Ron - Couldn't agree with you more on your opinion of Lucas as a director and a writer. IMO if the prequels (and Indy IV) showed us anything, it's that the directorial/writing talent he once commanded on films like THX 1138 (which he's messed with now as well), American Graffiti, and A New Hope was either a fluke or he's simply lost it. The prospect of more films with Lucas at the helm fail to raise any interest in me at all.
     
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    I think he had the luck that several people around him were helping him with those movies. People like Walter Murch, Richard Chew, Marcia Lucas, Brian DePalma all helped out on those movies. With the prequels, he's basically doing the writing, directing and editing alone. I don't get why he wants to write them alone, since he's said multiple times that he's not a writer.
     

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