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HOW INVOLVED WILL LUCAS BE IN NEW STAR WARS TRILOGY?

December 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

First, there were those reports that George Lucas had developed an outline for a new Star Wars trilogy (Episodes 7, 8, and 9). Then there were reports that he had met with the original Star Wars stars to see if they would be interested in playing older versions of their characters in the new films. Then there were the news reports about Disney buying Lucas’s film company, Lucasfilm, principally to grab rights to the Star Wars franchise, with Lucas reportedly on board to act as a consultant on the films. But now Lucas is saying that he’s hardly involved at all in the new episodes. He told the syndicated celebrity show Access Hollywood on Saturday that if one of the filmmakers ask him, “Who’s this [character]? I can tell them.” He said that the writers of the films “have a hundred encyclopedias” about the series, “but I actually know a lot. I can say, ‘this is this and this is that.'” But Lucas indicated that coming up with those explanations is about the limit of his involvement. “Basically I’m not — I don’t really have much to do,” he said.