There Will Be Another Star Wars Trilogy

star-warsI realize we’ve seen The Clone Wars animated movie and The Clone Wars animated television series since the release of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith in 2005, but anyone who thinks ROTS was the last live-action Star Wars movie is smoking crack. I’ve been saying this since 2005 and even Roger Ebert agreed with me back then, saying in his review of Sith

Although Lucas has absolutely said he is finished with the series, it is inconceivable to me that 20th Century-Fox will willingly abandon the franchise, especially as Lucas has hinted that parts VII, VIII and IX exist at least in his mind. There will be enormous pressure for them to be made, if not by him, then by his deputies.

Despite the last three Star Wars movies sucking donkey balls, they did make boat loads of cash, as did the multitudes of merchandising avenues that went hand-in-hand with the movies.  This isn’t something you simply leave behind and ignore. Even if Lucas never touched the franchise again, his minions would go bonkers the moment he was six-feet-under in his flannel casket.

I bring this up because a few days ago Ain’t It Cool News (and subsequently The MTV Movie Blog) created a disturbance in The Force with some news from an unlikely source. This, of course, caused nearly every Star Wars nerd in the world to go searching for new underdrawers. The news? Thomas Dolby, the man who scored Lucas’ Howard the Duck, blogged about one of his LucasArts pals telling him about forthcoming Star Wars television shows, video games and – duh duh duh – movies.

Sigh.  Yeah, that little tidbit is what’s causing the ruckus. You know what I say? Duh.

We all know there will be more Star Wars movies. I don’t give a crap if they are set before or after the other six movies. The details are inconsequential. My only hope is that Lucas will realize his skills are better used in writing checks, not directing and writing. If he hands this off to some young talent for a new vibe and direction, I’m all for it. If he has to be The Man, then I’ll pass. I’ve been down that road in 1999, 2002 and 2005 and look back on my blind love with crabbiness.

7 comments On There Will Be Another Star Wars Trilogy

  • Last 3 movies are amazing… the 3rd movie is the greatest ending to and movie in history.. However I hope you are right about more movies.

  • Why do you all say that the prequel movies(Episode I , II , III)sucked???

    I really don’t get! They were very good movies so were the other three(Episode IV , V , VI).

    I enjoyed all 6 of them and if I had to choose one of them I really wouldn’t known which to.

  • George, I love Star Wars, but I was disappointed with the prequels. Visually they were fairly intricate and stunning, but they lacked story and heart, something Episode IV and V had, but an element that began to fade with Return of the Jedi. Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy nailed it on all fronts and that’s what the prequels could have been with a little less involvement from Captain Flannel. At any rate, here’s how I rank the Star Wars movies:

    1. The Empire Strikes Back
    2. A New Hope
    3. Return of the Jedi
    4. Revenge of the Sith
    5. The Phantom Menace
    6. Attack of the Clones

  • The prequels were excellent….they had impossible hype to live up to, and a legacy that was even bigger than the originals. They had the same flaws as the originals, and if people didn’t put them on a pedestal created by their youthful memories, they’d have seen that. Prequels, sequels, they’re all fabulous, and the more the better!!! BRING IT ON MR. LUCAS, we’re waiting.

  • Bryan-

    Erroneous! With all due respect, of course. In this kid’s opinion, they failed where the others succeeded. Fart jokes? A childish sidekick? Uninteresting? You could have made Episode III and totally disregarded Episode I and II.

    George is a creationist– not a storyteller/director. The other films endure as awesome in spite of him and thanks in large part to collaboration. This argument’s old as Yoda’s nethers, and while the prequels do have some merit, they aren’t failures because if childhood expectations, they’re failures because they’re soulless and boring.

    Still I’ve enjoyed the animated series (again, another example of George giving the reigns to others and collaborating on the side) and if it’s my guess, any future films will most likely be based on the TV series, much like the Clone Wars launched the animated.

    Anyway, long story short, I throw the full weight of my excellent opinion behind Andy’s.

  • Indeed Andy, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back is the best!!!
    I have a huge poster of it in my bedroom :p!!!

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