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Lucas biographer hints at what’s to come in new Star Wars movies

November 1st, 2012 by Marc 1 Comment

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!

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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….

  • Jim Callan

    There have been so many rumours circulating about the future direction of Star Wars since the acquisition was made that it’s certainly put the Star Wars universe back on the map, so to speak. Everything from Harrison Ford reportedly having been approached to reprise the role of Han Solo,or his own father, and having knocked the approach back by citing that he feels return to Star Wars isn’t of interest to him. All the way to rumours of a Jar Jar Binks animated TV show.

    Apart from Disney’s announcement regarding episode 7 and, possibly 8 & 9 with further cinema films to follow every two-three years after that, what’s really required is news on the plans for the 3D releases, the proposed live TV show (Looking less likely due to the film proposals) and if there is any future for the Clone Wars.

    And then there’s Star Wars-Detours. What’s happening there, too?

    So many loose ends and rumours. But,what could be done with immediate effect would be to finally release a comprehensive extended soundtrack for the prequels as a taster of things to come and a gesture of the dedication for the brand.

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