Contact Us

George Lucas Pronounces ‘Star Wars’ Franchise Dead

YouTube

Fanboys have long-salivated over the prospect of the once-planned 7th, 8th and 9th installments of the space opera we know affectionately as ‘Star Wars.’ Today Jedi-lovers everywhere felt a great disturbance in The Force, as creator George Lucas announced when the sequels would arrive — never.

Fans have been hungry for more ‘Star Wars’ ever since the original first exploded onto the big screen in 1977. Although when we got more in the form of the long-delayed prequels — beginning with 1999′s ‘The Phantom Menace’ — a huge backlash came from both fans and critics alike. The prequels, though not without their share of moments, failed to capture the magic of the original “holy trilogy,” but did allow creator George Lucas to rake in a s—load of cash.

TMZ recently had a very brief encounter with Lucas, who is notoriously tight-lipped about all things ‘Star Wars’ but gave a very matter-of-fact statement on the prospect of any further installments. When asked when we would see the once intended 7th through 9th episodes of the saga, Lucas flatly responded, “Never. I’m retired,” before getting into his limo that is likely upholstered with hundred dollar bills.

As a fan of the original films (and a casual fan of the prequels), this is probably the best thing for the franchise. I’ve long maintained that ‘Star Wars’ would be better off in someone else’s hands. As evidenced by the politically overbearing prequels, Lucas has clearly lost the ability to effectively tell stories about the world(s) he created.

Though his visionary originals were groundbreaking, further stories should be handled by someone who can bring a fresh take to the story. It’s such a great world to escape to, so many possibilities for incredible storytelling — yet it lies largely untapped due to one man’s apathy. Lucas once gave us ‘Star Wars’ — now he should give it to us. Hand it over old man, it’s time for you to move on.

George Lucas ‘Just Says No’ to ‘Star Wars’ Sequels
.

FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS TAKE THE POLL HERE!

More from Banana

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://banana1015.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Flint's Rock Radio quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Register on Flint's Rock Radio quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!