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Lucas To Make New Live Action Star Wars Films

samzenpus posted more than 7 years ago | from the please-stop-killing-the-franchise dept.

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DrNASA writes "George Lucas says that he will make two more live-action films based in the "Star Wars" era. "But they won't have members of the Skywalker family as characters," he said."

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Oh, boy! (5, Funny)

Black Parrot (19622) | more than 7 years ago | (#19059893)

I'm already in line to miss them.

parts 3 and 4 (5, Funny)

megacia (534566) | more than 7 years ago | (#19059909)

of the ewok series! go wicket!

Re:parts 3 and 4 (2, Interesting)

ccarson (562931) | more than 7 years ago | (#19060211)

Best news all day. I could watch new Star Wars forever just as long as Jar Jars not in it.

Re:parts 3 and 4 (4, Funny)

techsoldaten (309296) | more than 7 years ago | (#19060403)

Titles have already been leaked.

Star Wars 7: Return of the Ragnar

Star Wars 8: The Gammorean Strikes Back

M

Re:Oh, boy! (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19059929)

It is very likely that the piece simply refers to the two television series being put together, lucas calls them "live action films for tv". Try the dreaded aint-it-cool-news.com site for more details. (Nothing new to see here, move along or be pain-rayed...)

Re:Oh, boy! (4, Insightful)

theNote (319197) | more than 7 years ago | (#19060077)

I discounted the article as soon it compared Rush to Poison.

Re:Oh, boy! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19060259)

I can't wait to see another Holiday Special!

Happy Life Day, everybody.

Re:Oh, boy! (1)

Ice Wewe (936718) | more than 7 years ago | (#19059957)

CMG: "Ah Jar-Jar, everyone hates you but me."

I'm already missing him... what's on TV?

Re:Oh, boy! (1)

Ice Wewe (936718) | more than 7 years ago | (#19059989)

CBG*: "Worst post ever!"

*Too late I realize the errors of my ways, damn spell checker!

Re:Oh, boy! (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19060005)

I'll probably go and watch them. In the cinema I will be screaming out implorations to merciful Allah for one thing, and one thing only. I don't care if Lucas plays all the parts, I don't care if he draws the lasers in crayon. All I want is the death of Jar Jar Binks.

Re:Oh, boy! (4, Funny)

techno-vampire (666512) | more than 7 years ago | (#19060045)

All I want is the death of Jar Jar Binks.


I hates him, my Precious! Yes, I does. I hates that Binks for ever and ever, my Precious!

Re:Oh, boy! (3, Insightful)

Jamu (852752) | more than 7 years ago | (#19060173)

Jar Jar Binks was only added so we'd forget how much we hated the muppet from the Empire Strikes Back. I just don't want to think about what's in the new films that'll make me like Jar Jar Binks.

what is that whoosing sound? (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19060081)

It is the sound of a dead horse being well and truely flogged.

EWOKS! (2, Informative)

Jabbrwokk (1015725) | more than 7 years ago | (#19060189)

It's 1984 [imdb.com] and 1985 [imdb.com] all over again!

Re:Oh, boy! (1)

surfdaddy (930829) | more than 7 years ago | (#19060489)

Hopefully they're more live action than JarJar.

Dramatic pause (4, Funny)

grasshoppa (657393) | more than 7 years ago | (#19059903)

Nnnnooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

Stupid lameness filter is causing issues

Re:Dramatic pause (1)

dedazo (737510) | more than 7 years ago | (#19060133)

Maybe this time we'll know who fired first...

Re:Dramatic pause (5, Funny)

SpectreHiro (961765) | more than 7 years ago | (#19060239)

I believe the Backstroke of the West [winterson.com] version is a little more appropriate.

Do not want!

Isn't it obvious? (1)

FMota91 (1050752) | more than 7 years ago | (#19059907)

"Is it Obi Wan Kenobi taim nau?"

Excellent idea! (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19059915)

Hopefully he will take a cue and make it similar to the "Holiday Special".

I can't wait to see the dynamics of Jar-Jar's family!

Re:Excellent idea! (4, Funny)

Robber Baron (112304) | more than 7 years ago | (#19060231)

I can't wait to see the dynamics of Jar-Jar's family!
You got girlfriend in Naboo?
Meesa horny! Meesa horny!
Meesa love you longsa time!

Re:Excellent idea! (3, Insightful)

hal2814 (725639) | more than 7 years ago | (#19060385)

That would be a most excellent twist of irony. After all, this is the same interview where he called Spiderman 3 silly. Spiderman 3 is a bit silly but for Lucas to call it that and then throw around the idea of doing two hour-long Star Wars movies without any Skywalkers in them?

I have always said (3, Funny)

geekoid (135745) | more than 7 years ago | (#19059923)

the Star Wars universe would be a great setting for many different kinds of stories..then Timothy Zahn came along and proved me wrong.

Re:I have always said (2, Insightful)

Harmonious Botch (921977) | more than 7 years ago | (#19059985)

You still are correct: it is a great setting. All that Mr.Zahn has proven is that he can't write them.

Re:I have always said (5, Interesting)

geekoid (135745) | more than 7 years ago | (#19060117)

How cool would a Film Noir in Mos Eisley be?

Or a wandering Jedi, a'la Zatoichi?

The story of recovering the Death Star plans?

Re:I have always said (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19060197)

The Death Star plans were retrieved by Kyle Katarn in Dark Forces (waaaay before he became a jedi). I love SW :D

Re:I have always said (1)

Drooling Iguana (61479) | more than 7 years ago | (#19060409)

They were also retrieved by the unnamed pilot in X-Wing. I think Dark Alliance also involved stealing the Death Star plans, although I haven't played the game.

Re:I have always said (1)

TooMuchToDo (882796) | more than 7 years ago | (#19060415)

.....all without George Lucas at the helm.

Re:I have always said (1)

policy (1079865) | more than 7 years ago | (#19060241)

I agree that much can be done with the Star Wars universe. The best thing to happen to star wars is time, now that all of the actors are a bit old to recruit for another go at it,.. they may as well try something new. Technology has changed so much and so have are ideas of how stories in space should play out. Fighting, super star ships, zap zap versus boom boom.. I don't know but there is a difference and I think we'll be in for a good story... for once.

Lucas tried to do so much with the previous star wars films that he lost site of the sexy and exciting world he created by getting stuck in the details. His concerns seemed to have more to do with meshing new movies into a universe and world that not even the creator himself was worthy of. He now has a chance to do it all over again.

Just what I dreamed of! (1)

shoemilk (1008173) | more than 7 years ago | (#19059927)

Sweet a Jar jar spin-off series!

Re:Just what I dreamed of! (4, Funny)

teslar (706653) | more than 7 years ago | (#19060135)

I've got a bad feeling about this....

Re:Just what I dreamed of! (1)

largesnike (762544) | more than 7 years ago | (#19060237)

Noooo-ooooo-oooo!!!!

Re:Just what I dreamed of! (5, Funny)

cashman73 (855518) | more than 7 years ago | (#19060295)

The only plot of a successful Jar Jar Binks-based movie might be something like, Gungans on a Plane! They could re-cast Samuel L. Jackson back into his role as Mace Windu. It would be an epic tale of the Jedi Master in his early days battling the evil Gungans on the planet Naboo, ultimatel forcing their whole civilization into exile to live beneath the waters of the planet forever, hoping they'd be forgotten (until discovered in ep. 1 by Qui Gon and Obi Wan).

"I am sick and tired of these mother-f**king Gungans . . . on this mother-f**king starship!"

Hmm, come to think if it, I might actually pay to see this movie! ;-)

Lucas (-1, Flamebait)

hotsauce (514237) | more than 7 years ago | (#19059931)

What a whore.

Re:Lucas (1)

creimer (824291) | more than 7 years ago | (#19060049)

Uh, no. Not unless he tries to package the two trilogies, Clone Wars, and the two new movies with a Carbonite-frozen Jar-Jar figurine as the ultimate DVD box set at full price. Then he'll be a rich whore.

No Skywalkers?!?! (1)

Sponge Bath (413667) | more than 7 years ago | (#19059933)

I guess that just leaves Jar Jar and the Ewoks.

Re:No Skywalkers?!?! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19060067)

don't forget Lumpy!

Re:No Skywalkers?!?! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19060223)

> I guess that just leaves Jar Jar and the Ewoks.

Forbidden Love II: Itsa Also Beesa Trap!

Couldn't have been worse than Forbidden Love: It's a TRAP! [vinkamint.com] .

This is, of course, all just the buildup to *SPOLER ALERT* Darth Binks' dramatic revelation: "JAR JAR, I BEESA YOU DADDY!"

(Not my Photoshop. Found it in this epic [fark.com] thread. Lost the link to Jar Jar's "I beesa you daddy". )

TV not theaters (4, Informative)

Dr. Eggman (932300) | more than 7 years ago | (#19059935)

He said they will be for TV, similar to the Clone Wars series, and about 1 hour long each. He's already said he resigned from making [theater] films and Indy 4 will be his last involvement.

Re:TV not theaters (1)

sayfawa (1099071) | more than 7 years ago | (#19060027)

He said they will be for TV, similar to the Clone Wars series

Or the Christmas Special. [starwarsho...pecial.com]

Re:TV not theaters (4, Insightful)

Original Replica (908688) | more than 7 years ago | (#19060047)

Leaving film and going to TV makes me think Lucas doesn't know his own strengths. He definitely has a gift for grand scale epic imagery, but his interpersonal, small close scene kind of stuff sucks. Or to put it another way: his battle scenes are great, the emotional progress of Anakin into Vadar was crap.

Re:TV not theaters (4, Funny)

flanksteak (69032) | more than 7 years ago | (#19060147)

Format is irrelevant. He can target them at IMAX or video cell phones, expectations will be low. Very low.

Re:TV not theaters (1)

aichpvee (631243) | more than 7 years ago | (#19060273)

Kind of like a Tom Clancy novel... with light sabers.

This is also why the IMAX cut of Episode 2 needs to be put out on DVD. They cut 15 minutes of Anakin trying to act and Lucas trying to write, and the movie actually became kind of good.

Re:TV not theaters (1)

malsdavis (542216) | more than 7 years ago | (#19060381)

I couldn't agree more. Cut out all the emotional bullsh!t from the 3 recent movies and they would probably be quite good.

Well, the 2nd and 3rd ones at least, I don't think anything could save the Phantom Menace!

Thank goodness... (1)

badenglishihave (944178) | more than 7 years ago | (#19060075)

At least now I can watch these movies from the comfort of my own home. That way when I am let down I will only have been robbed of a short segment of my life; I get to keep the $10.

Re:TV not theaters (2, Funny)

zippthorne (748122) | more than 7 years ago | (#19060315)

And how do we know that Lucas hasn't been replaced by a sophisticated animatronic to fulfil the will of the com..mit..ee. The only facts we can be certain of is that

A) in light of the ET "guns->walkie talkies" incident and the "Greedo is an exceedingly bad shot" controversy and the "Let's include some comic relief that coincidentally is a derogatory racial reference that we obviously didn't intend" fiasco, his actions have been indistinguishable from those of a committee.

B) His most recent body appears to have enough volume to contain two midgets and a complete animatronic rig

C) there is no footage more recent than ten years showing Lucas standing up and walking on his own.

The conclusion is inescapable: Lucas clearly has been replaced by an elaborate puppet sometime around the filming of the third Indiana Jones movie ("Young Indiana Jones" being the earliest available bit of evidence) and there is currently a power struggle within the committee as to how best to pillage his previous "franchises" before being found out and forced to abandon the ruse.

Cool! (5, Funny)

creimer (824291) | more than 7 years ago | (#19059941)

"The Return Of Jar-Jar" and "The Children of Jar-Jar" will probably kill Star Wars this time around.

Re:Cool! (1)

veganboyjosh (896761) | more than 7 years ago | (#19059967)

Oh come on, how hot would "Bride of Jar-Jar" be?

Re:Cool! (1)

harp2812 (891875) | more than 7 years ago | (#19060037)

Oh come on, how hot would "Bride of Jar-Jar" be?
Me-sa love you long time, Mii-stah Jedi?

Re:Cool! (4, Funny)

owlnation (858981) | more than 7 years ago | (#19060119)

Me-sa love you long time, Mii-stah Jedi?
That tongue is just crying out for a porn movie. Might finally give him credibility.

Re:Cool! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19059979)

The Jar-Jar Christmas Special

Re:Cool! (1)

BaldingByMicrosoft (585534) | more than 7 years ago | (#19060183)

How about "The Making of The Children of Jar-Jar"... OMG no, wait...

Re:Cool! (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19060305)

But even after Star Wars is dead they will make more sequels:

God-Emperor Jar-Jar

Chapterhouse Jar-Jar

Star Wars: House Binks

Re:Cool! (2, Funny)

ipb (569735) | more than 7 years ago | (#19060441)

'Jar-Jar the Next Generation' ?

FILMS FOR TV (1)

BRUTICUS (325520) | more than 7 years ago | (#19059945)

would have been better for the title. In this case its old news.

I checked TFA... (5, Insightful)

glittalogik (837604) | more than 7 years ago | (#19059951)

...but there was no mention of Lucas laughing maniacally as lightning crashed behind him. It would havce seemed appropriate.

Best Headline Ever!! (5, Funny)

rlp (11898) | more than 7 years ago | (#19059953)

On Topic: Best headline ever [wjla.com] .

Re:Best Headline Ever!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19060425)

In Korea, crossing han solo is only for old people.

hmm (1)

pak9rabid (1011935) | more than 7 years ago | (#19059961)

If it's like the clone wars series was, it shouldn't be too terrible....i hope.

A bold new direction from Lucas (2, Insightful)

l0ungeb0y (442022) | more than 7 years ago | (#19059963)

He's gone from mere milking the franchise to raping it. There's little doubt now (in my mind at least) that he has no new ideas, can't be bothered to push himself to come up with something new, so he's gonna fuck his legacy in the ass till it's seen as nothing more than some cheap little whore.

And there's nothing anyone can do to stop it, because it wont matter how bad it sucks (and it WILL suck), it will make mountains of money.

Re:A bold new direction from Lucas (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 7 years ago | (#19059983)

I thought the Clone wars animated series was really good.

Re:A bold new direction from Lucas (5, Interesting)

ArsonSmith (13997) | more than 7 years ago | (#19060087)

luckily Lucas did little more than sign off on The Clone Wars cartoon of which was really good. I'm not a rabid Lucas molested my inner child type, but I do see that EpI was horrible, EpII was slightly less horrible, EpIII improved upon that to be merely bad. He is improving, and I did really enjoy 2 & 3 despite the warts.

Re:A bold new direction from Lucas (1)

MobileTatsu-NJG (946591) | more than 7 years ago | (#19060123)

"I thought the Clone wars animated series was really good."

True, but look at the 3 recent movies Lucas had a lot more involvement with.

Re:A bold new direction from Lucas (4, Interesting)

geekoid (135745) | more than 7 years ago | (#19060209)

I am still optimistic...of course I am also George Lucas's bitch.

The one thing it has going with it is no attachment to previous films.

If epI/II/III* were the first in the filming series they would be considered kick ass, but week on story.

A new character in the universe might be less restraining..OTOH we may have another Wookie Christmas on our hands.

*hey look perl code! ;)

Re:A bold new direction from Lucas (0, Offtopic)

gd2shoe (747932) | more than 7 years ago | (#19060219)

I thought the Clone wars animated series was really good.
Having not seen the animated series, I wasn't sure whether to mod your comment "informative" or "funny".
Instead of making the grueling determination, I replied instead. Problem solved.

"Rape" (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19060185)

Would people please stop using the term "rape" in totally inappropriate and inapplicable situations?

Fair enough. (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19060289)

But we cannot let George Lucas continue to perpetrate his genocide against childhood memories!

Re:"Rape" (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19060421)

> Would people please stop using the term "rape" in totally inappropriate and inapplicable situations?

You have a purdy mouth!

Found this particularly funny... (0, Offtopic)

Raistlin77 (754120) | more than 7 years ago | (#19059973)

From the article on foxnews.com... Before I tell you what George Lucas said at the all-star Time magazine dinner for the 100 most influential people, let's cut to the chase: Cate Blanchett arrived and looked gorgeous. She looked completely unlike the picture that ran everywhere Tuesday that depicted her as an anorexic skeleton.

Gee, the picture shown there looks like an anorexic skeleton in a skin suit.

Re:Found this particularly funny... (1)

HTH NE1 (675604) | more than 7 years ago | (#19060155)

Cate Blanchett arrived and looked gorgeous. She looked completely unlike the picture that ran everywhere Tuesday that depicted her as an anorexic skeleton. Lighting is everything, so are makeup, clothes and the angle from which a picture is taken.
Indeed, a sheet of paper can look very substantial as long as you don't take a picture of it from the side. (I count four things there that are each in and of themselves "everything" according to that hack.)

I was hoping someone else would have posted this article with a better link before it made it to the front page. I too could have done without the opening celebrity gossip and poorly formatted text (paragraphs not indented and no inter-paragraph spacing--gotta have one or the other at least).

I feel a disturbance in the force... (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19059993)

as if millions of Star Wars fans cried out in horror and fainted.

Re:I feel a disturbance in the force... (1)

ScrewMaster (602015) | more than 7 years ago | (#19060249)

I'd say more as if "millions of ex-Star Wars fans yawned and went back to watching Stargate."

Star Wars a la Dark Forces? (1)

lazyeye (24949) | more than 7 years ago | (#19060011)

I would love to see something along the lines of the Dark Forces/Jedi Knight series. I loved the storyline in those games. I'm just hoping it wouldn't end up being another Tomb Raider. :-/

The Mandalorian Armor (2, Interesting)

malsdavis (542216) | more than 7 years ago | (#19060013)

I'm hoping it's an adaptation of "The Mandalorian Armor". I was always told this was be the natural next progression after Return of the Jedi.

Re:The Mandalorian Armor (4, Funny)

BaldingByMicrosoft (585534) | more than 7 years ago | (#19060253)

Maybe close. But it'll probably come out more like "The Mandalorian Armior", featuring the life and times of force-sensitive furniture. Beware the Sith folding chair...

Help me here... (2, Informative)

iknownuttin (1099999) | more than 7 years ago | (#19060015)

FTF: Gathered at Jazz at Lincoln Center for this spectacular annual event were: "Star Wars" director Lucas with his lady-friend Melody Hobson; presidential hopeful John Edwards with his wife Elizabeth; Queen Raina of Jordan,

and...

But of course, we were most interested in talking with George Lucas, the affable genius film director who occasionally graces us in New York with an appearance. Lucas is absolutely one of my favorite people, a lovely guy who seems unaffected by his enormous success. Lucas is currently preparing "Indiana Jones 4" with Harrison Ford, Blanchett and Shia LaBoeuf. The latter plays Ford's son, which means his mother was possibly the character Karen Allen played in "Raiders of the Lost Ark." "I can't say," Lucas said when I brought up Allen. Lucas says that Sean Connery still hasn't signed on, but his character, Indy's dad, is in the script. Other than that, his lips are sealed. "Steven thinks we can keep the whole thing a secret," Lucas told me. "I explained to him that it's impossible nowadays. We can't live like that." So then, tell me more about "Indy 4," I suggested. "Oh no," replied Lucas with a smile. Lucas told me he has seen all the summer movies since his company, Industrial Light and Magic, does most of the special effects. The only one they didn't work on was "Spider-Man 3." What did he think of it? "It's silly. It's a silly movie," he said. "There just isn't much there. Once you take it all apart, there's not much story, is there?" Well, it's not "Star Wars." "People thought 'Star Wars' was silly, too," he added, with a wink. "But it wasn't." Lucas, by the way, says he is readying "Clone Wars," an animated series for TV that's derived from "Star Wars." Many "Star Wars" characters appear in "Clone Wars," but voiced by other actors. And here's a little news: Lucas tells me he will make two more live-action films based in the "Star Wars" era. "But they won't have members of the Skywalker family as characters," he said. "They will be other people of that milieu." The two extra films will also be made for TV and probably be an hour long each. But, like "Clone Wars," Lucas doesn't know where on TV they will land. Hello, HBO and Showtime. It may be time to pony up.

Help me out here...How's this a story?

This is just PR GARBAGE!

Re:Help me here... (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 7 years ago | (#19060039)

It is a typical celeb piece.

Not PR. There is a difference.

If you have never been involved in 'the industry'(be 'the industry' I mean 'The business':) then it makes little sense. Seems like a list of names.

Starwars era? (4, Insightful)

MikeRT (947531) | more than 7 years ago | (#19060023)

You mean like when he produced good movies and chose actors properly?

BFD. (0, Redundant)

Lou-ice (1066052) | more than 7 years ago | (#19060091)

Wow. Great.

Hmm (1)

Reality Master 101 (179095) | more than 7 years ago | (#19060099)

Before I tell you what George Lucas said at the all-star Time magazine dinner for the 100 most influential people, let's cut to the chase: Cate Blanchett arrived and looked gorgeous. She looked completely unlike the picture that ran everywhere Tuesday that depicted her as an anorexic skeleton.

To paraphrase The Princess Bride, I don't think 'gorgeous' and 'anorexic' mean what you think they mean.

-shudder- That is one seriously disturbing picture.

Re:Hmm (1)

Doctor Faustus (127273) | more than 7 years ago | (#19060225)

It took me a minute, but I think that was the bad picture that appeared in the article.

Blanchett + dark hair = Gozer (1)

gameguy1957 (937850) | more than 7 years ago | (#19060467)

If her hair were a darker color in that picture she'd look like Gozer from the Ghostbuster's movie.

Just one word: (4, Funny)

mobby_6kl (668092) | more than 7 years ago | (#19060103)

Do not want.

Well, it was supposed to be one word.

Many words: (0, Flamebait)

geekoid (135745) | more than 7 years ago | (#19060159)

Then don't see.
Considering clone wars was pretty good, this could be interesting.

Poll Topic! (1)

raehl (609729) | more than 7 years ago | (#19060129)

Next two Star Wars films:

Valentine's Day Special
St. Patrick's Day Special
Easter Special
Memorial Day Special
Independence Day Special
Labor Day Special
Halloween Special
Thanksgiving Special

I admit being cautiously optimistic....until... (1)

Karl Cocknozzle (514413) | more than 7 years ago | (#19060145)

The two extra films will also be made for TV and probably be an hour long each.
...and then you lost me.

Why? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19060187)

He's already ruined his 'franchise', this is just going to be adding insult to injury for the fans. Now he's got the cash, why doesn't he make something grown up along the lines of THX1138?

I'd re-watch THX over the Star Wars prequels any day and so would anybody else with a mental age above 5.

Obligatory (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19060191)

DO NOT WANT

Give it a chance (on a condition) (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19060215)

This could actually be fun and even cool... provide Mr. Lucas directs and steps back away from the script... slowly. I'm a complete nerd so maybe let R.A. Salvatore have a go at it. Something that followed the adventures of one of the other Jedi's (Mace?) or even followed the Sith in the time of their power could actually be quite cool (that's where I think R.A.S. would do well... the DnD genre meshes nicely with the "dark side of the force"). It just has to be well written and that implies Lucas setting down his pen and goofing around with his toys... and thus bringing balance to the Force :)

Solo and Chewbacca (1)

camperdave (969942) | more than 7 years ago | (#19060217)

I have always thought that Pat Mastroianni [sprawlmagazine.com] would make a good Han Solo (since Harrison Ford is getting a little on the old side). A few rollicking Solo and Chewbacca adventures (and I mean adventures, not soap operas) geared more for the grown up crowd might just hit the spot. George just needs to get a competent author to put together the right script and he could conceivably get the Star Wars train wreck back on the tracks.

Think again (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19060319)

Han Solo died when Greedo shot first.

Why? (1)

MeanderingMind (884641) | more than 7 years ago | (#19060229)

George Lucas: You don't know how hard I found it, signing the order to make TV movies.
Fans: We're surprised that you had the courage to take the responsibility yourself.
George Lucas: My fandom, before you're penniless, you will join me in television mediocrity that will make this universal desecration (and my wallet) complete. No Star Wars fan will dare oppose my Canon now.
Fans: The more you tighten your grip, George, the more fan boys will slip through your fingers.

No one from the Skywalker family... (1)

wtfbbq (1097721) | more than 7 years ago | (#19060267)

but have no fear, there still holds the possibility that Jar-Jar Binks with appear again. There is still hope, don't give up on the idea!!


Sarcasm aside, provided Lucas has no hand what-so-ever in the project it might work.

Oblig... (1)

ebbomega (410207) | more than 7 years ago | (#19060297)

That's the worst fucking idea I've heard since I was a padawan!

Umm...they are made for TV movies..not films... (1)

SWG_Eddie (760714) | more than 7 years ago | (#19060337)

Someone misinterpreted the story, its not a film per se, but rather made-for-TV and this is old news.

other people of that milieu (1)

mythar (1085839) | more than 7 years ago | (#19060371)

*COUGH*youngjarjar

Oh dear... (2, Insightful)

hkmarks (1080097) | more than 7 years ago | (#19060391)

George. Sweetie. You've worked hard, and you've earned a rest. It's alright. You can take a break. Let someone else write the script. We know you don't like actors, and that's alright too. Give some director the job of dealing with them.

We won't think any less of you.

Re:Oh dear... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19060461)

> We won't think any less of you.

Is it possible to think any less of him than we do already?

I can forgive Howard the duck but that's the line and he stepped way over it.

Skywalkers irrelevent (5, Insightful)

Repton (60818) | more than 7 years ago | (#19060427)

Everyone knows that R2D2 is the true hero of Star Wars..
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