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'The People vs. George Lucas: Episode II' Documentary on the Way
by Ethan Anderton
June 16, 2014
If you're a hardcore Star Wars fan, there's a good chance you have already discovered the indie documentary The People vs. George Lucas from 2010. The film from director Alexandre O. Philippe looked at the disenchantment that fans of Star Wars and Indiana Jones came to feel following the mostly disappointing prequels to the classic original trilogy. Speaking with various fans and celebrities, the film talks about the anticipation leading up to The Phantom Menace, and the disappointing that eventually followed. And with Star Wars: Episode VII in production, that means it's time for the documentary sequel.
The People vs. George Lucas: Episode II is on the way, as announced by the film's website PvG2.com:
The documentary is currently timed to be released in December of 2015, the same month that Star Wars: Episode VII hits theaters. The press release reveals what the focus of this follow-up will be:
There is a great disturbance in the world of STAR WARS fandom.
While many seem delighted that George Lucas finally handed over the reins, and excited about the future of the franchise; others are worried about the Disneyfication of the galaxy far, far away that has defined their childhood.
THE PEOPLE vs. GEORGE LUCAS – EPISODE II will draw the curtain on the examination of the most complex relationship between a creator and his fans in the world of popular culture, asking the question: what does the future of STAR WARS look like without George Lucas?
This seems like a bit of a stretch, especially considering this will all just be speculation and anticipation that movie blogs do everyday as we get closer to the release of Star Wars: Episode VII. This will be interesting to see how fans felt about the film leading up to the release, but wouldn't it make more sense to release this film after Episode VII hits theaters? If you want a better idea of what to expect, check out the trailer for the first film right here. Anyway, for those interested, "This participatory documentary is now open for submissions to fans around the world. Rants, opinions, parodies, fan films, images, songs, and creative speculations about STAR WARS – EPISODE VII are encouraged, and can be submitted directly via our website:pvg2.com." So if you got an impassioned rant about Star Wars, now is the time to let it loose!