George Lucas Prepping a Third Star Wars Trilogy?
Posted 10.24.10 by BrentJS
Long time Star Wars fans will probably have some sort of vague recollections of creator George Lucas mentioning the possibility of the Star Wars saga including three sets of trilogies, for nine movies in total. Though Lucas told MTV in 2004 that the series "was never planned as a nine-episode work," the rumor of a sequel has been alive since 1983 when Lucas was quoted in Denise Worrell's book Icons: Intimate Portraits as saying that "the first trilogy is social and political...(the second trilogy) is more about personal growth and self realization, and the third deals with moral and philosophical problems.... The sequel is about Jedi knighthood, justice, confrontation, and passing on what you have learned." Now — prepare yourselves, Star Wars fans — IESB has reported that plans are underway for more Star Wars movies to follow the events in Return of the Jedi.
Several of the most successful Star Wars novels have taken place after Return of the Jedi, most notably Timothy Zahn's Thrawn Trilogy, so there is fertile ground for sequel material; however, according to IESB's "ultra top-secret Lucasfilm insider," the new trilogy "will exist in the same universe" as previous movies "but will not have anything to do with the Skywalker Clan." IESB also stated that the sequel "will have nothing to do with the live-action television series" that is being developed and which will supposedly feature everyone's favorite bounty hunter, Boba Fett. Lucas is currently in the process of converting all six of the original movies to 3D, with plans to re-release them in theaters in 3-D and on Blu-ray. IESB's souce says that the "ideal plan" is for the first movie in the new trilogy to be released "within 24 months" after the last of the original six movies is re-released in 3-D.
IESB, obviously aware of how dubious their scoop must sound, prefaced the entire article by listing several of the previous movie news scoops that they did get correct, including such Star Wars-related scoops as the PG-13 rating for Revenge of the Sith, the news that a Clone Wars animated series was on the way, and that a live-action TV series was in the works.