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Lucas says he won't make more Star Wars movies

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Lucas says he won't make more Star Wars movies

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JonnyLlo
01.18.2012 , 11:25 AM | #31
As I heard it a few years ago, around the time episode 1 was being released, he originally wrote 3 films, but when he took them to studios he was told they were FAR too big and should be cut down to something more manageable. So he cut one down and episodes 4,5 and 6 were born. Years later he decided to make 1,2 and 3 (film 1 when he first wrote them), but as I recall he ALWAYS said he wasn't going to make more. He said this after episode 6, then again after episode 3, so this isn't really anything new. But it does mean that he has another film, essentially episodes 7,8 and 9, stuck away in a safe somewhere. But he has always also said that no-one else would be allowed to make any of these films without him, so when he doesn't want to do any more, no-one can take them off him, and once he dies, according to Lucas himself, no-one will be able to get hold of them and make them. Presumably some legal thing will stop them, or simply he'll burn them when he knows he's on his way out.

Don't know just how accurate this is, but it seems to be fairly well accepted as fact, unless this has been proven incorrect in the last few years or so.

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XcSDeadDeer
01.18.2012 , 11:28 AM | #32
WHAT?!? No more Holiday Specials?!?! :'(

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DNA_Cowboy
01.18.2012 , 11:29 AM | #33
I find it hard to believe the insidiously pestilential touch of Darth Lucas has ruined its last film.
"Men choose as their prophets those who tell them that their hopes are true." --Lord Dunsany

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WutsInAName
01.18.2012 , 11:38 AM | #34
Of course not.


He is not done re-re-re-re-re-re-remaking the first 6 yet.


So lets be honest even HE did not think he got it right the first couple trys.

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FilthyIlls
01.18.2012 , 12:08 PM | #35
Um wasn't his plan to only do the story of anakin skywalker anyways? Well he is done with that so not making anymore movies would make sense. Also he pretty much ruined Vader's image with the prequels by turning him into an effeminate emo ****. Then he put the effeminate emo ****' image at the end of ROTJ. *********** unbelievable.

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SirThrorjedi
01.18.2012 , 12:18 PM | #36
Quote: Originally Posted by Raansu View Post
Maybe if he'd stop editing the original films people would stop blasting him. I'm glad he doesn't want to make any more movies. Let more creative people build on the star wars franchise.
Now that is a typical step on the hand that feeds you ......lmao
Seek and Destroy the weaklings.

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SirThrorjedi
01.18.2012 , 12:26 PM | #37
Quote: Originally Posted by JonnyLlo View Post
As I heard it a few years ago, around the time episode 1 was being released, he originally wrote 3 films, but when he took them to studios he was told they were FAR too big and should be cut down to something more manageable. So he cut one down and episodes 4,5 and 6 were born. Years later he decided to make 1,2 and 3 (film 1 when he first wrote them), but as I recall he ALWAYS said he wasn't going to make more. He said this after episode 6, then again after episode 3, so this isn't really anything new. But it does mean that he has another film, essentially episodes 7,8 and 9, stuck away in a safe somewhere. But he has always also said that no-one else would be allowed to make any of these films without him, so when he doesn't want to do any more, no-one can take them off him, and once he dies, according to Lucas himself, no-one will be able to get hold of them and make them. Presumably some legal thing will stop them, or simply he'll burn them when he knows he's on his way out.

Don't know just how accurate this is, but it seems to be fairly well accepted as fact, unless this has been proven incorrect in the last few years or so.
Well, if it is true, people who are barbaric in there words are just jealous. I find it amazing how people cut their nose off spit their face and step on the hand that feeds them. I simply would leave it to someone that is creative, has nothing to do with the industry and let it fly that way, with respect to the creator. Lucas has created a world that when I die or you die it will come to life no matter what happens. Really sad for the new people coming to this world, it has been clouded with Sith mentality, and justified by Jedi dreams.
Seek and Destroy the weaklings.

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wrong_turn
01.18.2012 , 12:27 PM | #38
I thought he had said something like this before. I have a vague recollection of him saying something to the effect that there were only supposed to be 6 movies (contradicting an earlier statement about having an idea for 9). But at any rate, I don't mind that he's not going to make any more movies. Lucas gave us something awesome with Star Wars but he couldn't capture that same magic with the prequels for what ever reason. I know he has no reason to pass the torch to someone else, but I'd like to see someone new take a crack at it. I love the TCW cartoon, its clear to me that there are people out there who can do a good job with the IP.

Maybe there is still hope with that live action show that's been in production limbo for forever.

I know the fans, myself included, have been hard on GL. But maybe he will finally come around to seeing the value in giving someone else control over SW. Doubtful, but fingers crossed anyway.
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JDTC
01.18.2012 , 12:43 PM | #39
this is all the needs to be said

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27RVJJfny4I
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universeman
01.18.2012 , 03:50 PM | #40
Quote: Originally Posted by JDTC View Post
this is all the needs to be said

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27RVJJfny4I
Hopefully a fan edited version is released on BR, because I ain't payin' for this crap.