Well, now that the dust is beginning to settle on the Lucasfilm’Disney buy over, the rumours and speculation kick off and ain’t it great?
Lucas’ biographer Dale Pollock has chipped in to the new Star Wars craziness by revealing that, while researching George Lucas’ biography, he was allowed a look at what the storyline for the future episodes were to be, according to Collider.
“It was originally a 12-part saga,” he says, “The three most exciting stories were 7, 8 and 9. They had propulsive action, really interesting new worlds, new characters. I remember thinking, ‘I want to see these three movies.’”
Ok, that tells us very little Dale, tease us somemore; according to him, the new movies will likely see the return of Luke Skywalker, as the movies charted him through his thirties and forties, presumably as he rebuilds the republic and the Jedi as its guardians.
Pollack goes on with the revelation that – shock – he wasn’t keen on the prequels: “I think they’re horrible. When he (Lucas) did the three prequels, he was in a Lucas vacuum. No one saw the scripts [in advance], they were dreadful screenplays. I thought they seemed dry. They were medieval in terms of court intrigue. And it was a weird way to start out the story.”
Obviously George has said (here) that the next episodes – 7, 8 and 9 (I still can’t believe i’m, writing this) – will be based on his treatment. And Disney have said they are happy to keep things as they are for now, so does that mean Mark Hamil may start boning up on his lightsaber skills? God we do hope so… roll on 2015!