Watch: George Lucas & Kathleen Kennedy Talk Future of 'Star Wars'
by Ethan Anderton
October 30, 2012
This is a lot to process. If you haven't heard already, Disney is now in control of Lucasfilm and Star Wars: Episode 7 is coming in 2015. The studio plans to release the rest of a new trilogy every other year so you can expect Star Wars: Episode 8 in 2017 and Star Wars: Episode 9 in 2019. In this big news also comes Kathleen Kennedy as President of Lucasfilm, and she sat down with George Lucas today to talk about the future of Star Wars. This is where Lucas announces that Star Wars: Episode 7 is real, talks about treatments that he has for sequels and more, and passes them off to Kathleen Kennedy and Disney He will not be directing or writing these new movies at all, so maybe disgruntled fans should have hope. Watch!
Here's the first George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy video talking about the future of Star Wars:
Update: Here's another video featuring Disney CEO Bob Iger and George Lucas talking about the news:
The initial announcement of this landmark Disney / Lucasfilm deal was released earlier today. In that announcement, Lucas stated: "For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see 'Star Wars' passed from one generation to the next. It's now time for me to pass 'Star Wars' on to a new generation of filmmakers." There's also a hint that they're developing the "next trilogy" as in Episodes 7, 8 and 9 beyond the first six, and this is just the first huge step towards continuing this beloved sci-fi space opera series.
We figured this would be the best time to discuss what you think about this huge news. It's one of the biggest movie stories of the decade, and fans will definitely be talking about it for many more years to come. How do you feel about more Star Wars? What do you want from these sequels? Sound off!