I'm pessimistic about this and I think future star wars movies won't live up to the hype.
Will George Lucas have an input? Why didn't HE create new movies of star wars before he sold it to Disney?
I see your point, but I think that considering episodes 1-3 werent hugely well recieved by fans.. that following on an doing more films might have filled him with more trepidation. At least by stepping back and letting others make the decisions for moving the stories forward, he can then contribute from a creative standpoint and not get the blunt of the blame if the films arent successful...
But I do hope that the films marketing might also rub off on our MMO and get people interested all over again.. and even bring back some members who might have left as of late.