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So when will Lucas make parts 7,8 and 9? I mean he will do it right ;-)
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Probably within the next ten years; and he will seriously mess up those. The PT will end up looking like the Godfather in comparison.
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Never, I hope; I was under the impression that he was going to refocus his efforts into something like the TV series which had more for him to milk.

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7, 8 and 9 should just be the Thrawn trilogy (if at ALL executed) or something - albeit with either new actors or a rearranged plot as to make the characters older.

Pray he does not read this.

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Right, like he'd read anything here.

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Originally posted by: Mike O
I was under the impression that he was going to refocus his efforts into something like the TV series


Yes but that's just until he changes his mind again right ;-)

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Originally posted by: starwars1977
So when will Lucas make parts 7,8 and 9? I mean he will do it right ;-)


Um, never? I guess we can only hope.
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George would have to go back and change Episodes 4-6 to allow for the storyline to continue into 7-9. And we know that George would never do anything like that.
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Originally posted by: bkev
7, 8 and 9 should just be the Thrawn trilogy (if at ALL executed) or something - albeit with either new actors or a rearranged plot as to make the characters older.

Pray he does not read this.


If at all executed should've been all in caps. If the saying oft spoken on this site that EU and PT fanboys are one and the same, Lucas isn't very well going to bother adapting any pre-existing stuff into episodes 7, 8 and 9. My theory has actually been revolving around the 100 year time gap between legacy of the force and the legacy comic series, but seeing as how that's all still in the "legacy" era and both the OT and the PT have their own eras, I should probably take it as a sign that there still won't be any post-ROTJ movies.
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Lucas will never do 7,8,9. The only way 7-9 movies would get made is if Lucas handed the material to a director to shoot the movies, and Lucas could essentially do what he did during ESB, run Lucasfilm, and make sure his story gets told, but someone else tells it. Unfortunately Lucas has gotten so hands on in the movies, that this will never happen as he has even said when Steven Spielberg asked to direct one of the PT movies, "Sorry Steven, SW is my baby."
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Originally posted by: COUnfortunately Lucas has gotten so hands on in the movies, that this will never happen as he has even said when Steven Spielberg asked to direct one of the PT movies, "Sorry Steven, SW is my baby."


I'm pretty sure it was the other way around. i'm sure i saw an interview with Spielberg and he said that Lucas approached him about directing one movie but he declined saying that Star wars was his baby.

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Originally posted by: adywan


I'm pretty sure it was the other way around. i'm sure i saw an interview with Spielberg and he said that Lucas approached him about directing one movie but he declined saying that Star wars was his baby.


I have to find the quote somewhere, but Lucas said it before Episode I. Originally, Lucas was going to direct Episode I, and then let someone else direct II & III, but he was very steadfast about Spielberg directing any PT movie, cause Spielberg had Jaws, got most of the credit for Indy Jones, Jurassic Park, etc. Lucas and Spielberg are great friends but they are also very competitive, and Lucas was worried that Spielberg would get too much credit for a SW movie, and that is why Lucas says SW is his baby.

Don't wish for something cause you just may get it George, cause the PT is definitely your baby!
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I'd bet that what Ady said was the correct quote, due to the fact that George wanted Steven to direct ever since ROTJ (he was his first choice, but George had quit the DG by then).

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Lucas will never make the sequels. Maybe someone else one day will, but I'm quite certain that Lucas will never never direct another motion picture, nor have many major projects once the current lineup of Indy4/Redtails/CloneWars/Live-action-SW is over with in 2014 or so. He'll be 70, his health will be failing, and he will retire and live his last years enjoying life before he croaks from diabetes-related matters around age 75. He'll never direct those "personal films" of his, he'll never make more Star Wars films, and there will be a ton of attention to the rights to Star Wars when he dies since they are owned by Lucasfilm and hence him; he'll appoint some CEO in his will to run the company, give instructions not to remake or sequelise the existing films nor release the OOT in a competitive, form, all of which will be ignored in due time and history will look back on him with a confused mix of admiration and derision. Honestly, thats the way the future will likely go.

If we see any sequels, we'll probably be old men ourselves when that finally happens, as I imagine a good decade or so would have to pass after Lucas' death before the lengthy and controversial negotiation and development begins, and even then there is a fair chance that the films will suck only slightly less than if Lucas had done them himself. My estimate is that it would be close to 2040 or so before we see new Star Wars films on the big screen. It will happen.

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So when will Lucas make parts 7,8 and 9? I mean he will do it right ;-)


Well, considering that Lucas proved the saying that death comes in threes...
MeBeJedi: Sadly, I believe the prequels are beyond repair.
JediRandy: They're certainly beyond any repair you're capable of making.


MeBeJedi: You aren't one of us.
Go-Mer-Tonic: I can't say I find that very disappointing.


JediRandy: I won't suck as much as a fan edit.
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"movies are dead" said Luca$ "the people want episodic television now, not movies"

wait, then he turns up on the set of Indy 4 in his dang "Han Shot First" shirt, watches the box office go ballistic on release, and then....

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO-O!!!
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That was the nail in the coffin for me- and proof that it was a bad omen having Lucas write the entire script alone. Imagine what the ST would look like if Lucas completely wrote the films in his 90s!
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Originally posted by: zombie84
Lucas will never make the sequels. Maybe someone else one day will, but I'm quite certain that Lucas will never never direct another motion picture, nor have many major projects once the current lineup of Indy4/Redtails/CloneWars/Live-action-SW is over with in 2014 or so. He'll be 70, his health will be failing, and he will retire and live his last years enjoying life before he croaks from diabetes-related matters around age 75. He'll never direct those "personal films" of his, he'll never make more Star Wars films, and there will be a ton of attention to the rights to Star Wars when he dies since they are owned by Lucasfilm and hence him; he'll appoint some CEO in his will to run the company, give instructions not to remake or sequelise the existing films nor release the OOT in a competitive, form, all of which will be ignored in due time and history will look back on him with a confused mix of admiration and derision. Honestly, thats the way the future will likely go.

If we see any sequels, we'll probably be old men ourselves when that finally happens, as I imagine a good decade or so would have to pass after Lucas' death before the lengthy and controversial negotiation and development begins, and even then there is a fair chance that the films will suck only slightly less than if Lucas had done them himself. My estimate is that it would be close to 2040 or so before we see new Star Wars films on the big screen. It will happen.


Somehow, I doubt all of that (well, most of it). I think you're right that he'll never direct those "personal films" he's been talking about. But I also think that if he puts it in his will that no one is to release the OOT ever, that it's never going to happen. I also don't think (and I actually hope) we'll ever see another Star Wars film on the big screen.

Seriously, the story has been told. The originals are light years ahead of anything in the PT. We don't need more movies. Lucas can go retire and live out his life on his ranch and no one is really going to care. Hollywood and most of the world has moved on. Even if more movies did somehow magically come out at some point in the future after Lucas' death, I'm betting they wouldn't get nearly the draw that the OT or even the PT got. The children who love the PT today would lambast it just like we're lambasting the PT right now.

Star Wars is over. May it RIP.
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I don't know about you guys, but I would pay good money to see that sequel trilogy treatment made by Supershadow.
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Originally posted by: bkev
7, 8 and 9 should just be the Thrawn trilogy


Turns out he had actually written the Thrawn arc back in 1975 - just didn't have the resources to film his original vision properly, so he decided to wait and film it 35 years in the future. You know - like he'd always intended.

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Supershadow? Now there's a name I've not heard in a long time... a long time.
Frankly, it has been nice.
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Here's how we'll all finally see the OOT in it's proper form....


http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f20/stonetriple/Sol_1-thumb.jpg


http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f20/stonetriple/SoylentOOT.jpg
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Originally posted by: Anchorhead
Here's how we'll all finally see the OOT in it's proper form....


http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f20/stonetriple/Sol_1-thumb.jpg


http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f20/stonetriple/SoylentOOT.jpg


What?

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Never going to happen. I'd put my money on 4, 5 & 6 remakes before this.
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Originally posted by: Mike O

What?


If no one gets the reference in a day or so, I'll explain. It appears to be my failed attempt at humor.
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