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George Lucas rumoured to be hands-on with JJ Abrams on Star Wars: Episode IX

March 1st, 2019 by Marc Comments

Now, this is just a rumour for now, but were hearing it from a few reliable sources, so we reckon there’s something to it…

George Lucas may be working with director JJ Abrams on Star Wars Episode IX to make sure the franchise is back on track and especially that Luke Skywalker who, in my opinion, was treated horribly in The Last Jedi, gets the satisfactory ending he’s been working towards for the duration of the Star Wars franchise.

According to a new report Lucas will be working on the legacy characters and how they interact with the new characters: “George Lucas was involved in numerous sequences to fine-tune some of the legacy characters and their interactions with some of the sequel trilogy characters.

“George Lucas directed and guided JJ Abrams with Mark Hamill in exactly how the character of Luke Skywalker should be done.

He will also be involved in some of the reshoots and editing techniques he will be overseeing during the reshoots in April and post production, which is set to end all the way in September and into October this year.”

Now, if this is true, then it pretty much clarifies that Disney/Lucasfilm realise The Last Jedi was a big mis-step for the franchise and bringing in the man who created it all is an attempt to bring the franchise to a satisfying close.

If it’s not true, well, we wish it was.

What say you all?


Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….