This weekend, the rumor that George Lucas was thinking about making some Star Wars sequels resurfaced as it has periodically since Return of the Jedi was released in 1983. I don’t know. I’ve lived with the hope/threat of new Star Wars movies for so long I don’t actually know how to process this, but here’s what we know.
? The rumor comes from IESB, who says they have an inside source at Lucasfilm.
? IESB has scooped a bit of Lucasfilm news in the past, so this isn’t unprecedented.
? That said, all they have is a dude telling them George is thinking about it.
? The sequels would be set post-ROTJ and star no Skywalkers.
…and that’s all we got. Honestly, I don’t know how to feel about this. My default state is to be excited about new Star Wars flicks, but the prequels did a number on that. But then I remember that Lucas was trying to fill in the blanks for those movies, and this would be an open slate. Then I remember the prequels still had problems like horrible dialogue and awful performances, things which a clean slate wouldn’t help with. But then I wonder if George would maybe hired other people to direct like he did for ESB and ROTJ, and that could be very good indeed. I don’t know. I just don’t know. Which is why it’s probably for the best that this is just a rumor.