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THE FORCE AWAKENS (Episode VII) Discussion *SPOILER THREAD* See OP For Trailer/Teaser Links--Trailer is out!
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I'm seriously concerned now.

It all makes sense too. George was looking to retire and decided to sell to Disney to ensure his company's future. He got Kathleen Kennedy to agree to take over for him but still felt he needed something to sweeten the deal:

George Lucas said:

“I was pulling away, and I said, ‘Well, I’ve got to build this company up so it functions without me, and we need to do something to make it attractive.’ So I said, ‘Well, let’s just do these movies.’ ”

So he begins talks with Iger, promising a whole new trilogy and more. Tells him he has an outline already for this new trilogy and that it's going to be great. But there's a problem:

At first Lucas wouldn’t even turn over his rough sketches of the next three Star Wars films. When Disney executives asked to see them, he assured them they would be great and said they should just trust him. “Ultimately you have to say, ‘Look, I know what I’m doing. Buying my stories is part of what the deal is.’ I’ve worked at this for 40 years, and I’ve been pretty successful,” Lucas says. “I mean, I could have said, ‘Fine, well, I’ll just sell the company to somebody else.’ ”

He's stalling. Why? Probably because he didn't actually have anything. So he grows desperate from the pressure and starts looking at what others have done in his sandbox. He probably didn't want to do the Sith again as the "Chosen One" had brought balance to the Force. That's when he came across the Yuuzhan Vong, notorious non-Force users.

But George doesn't like the EU, you say. Remember when the announcement was first made how George kept harping on the fact that:

George Lucas said:

"We have hundreds of books and comics and everything you can possibly imagine. So you know, I sort of moved that treasure trove of stories and various things to Kathy and I have complete confidence that she's going to take them and make great movies."

George is all for borrowing from the Expanded Universe to create new movies.

So could this new trilogy be in fact a very loose adaptation of the New Jedi Order series, or at least inspired by it? I'm afraid it just might be.