Am I the only one who believes this is possibly related to the upcoming Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO? Those type of games either flop, or generate a ridiculous amount of money and a large subscriber base.
And from what I've read (although personally, I have no intention of playing TOR, which ironically in my language means "feces") it's an insanely expensive project. The most expensive game ever, with a budget higher than that of a prequel movie? Surely they must be expecting millions of subscribers and a huge revenue.
And since that thing will probably reach its peak a few years after release, accidentally around 2015-16, why not release a new set of movies then? The release date of Star Wars 3D already coincides with that of TOR.
IMHO, it's all a hugely powered all-round media drive to milk out Star Wars as a franchise.
If a good writer and director were behind it, I'd love to see a new trilogy based on BioWare's Knights of the Old Republic game. Sadly, I can't see this happening...
I bet whatever LucasFilm makes, if anything, it will be complete stupidity. I'm not exited at all.