UPDATE: ‘Star Wars’ Sequel Trilogy Coming Soon?!?!
Published by Seth Quillen in: Film -- Date: 24 Oct 2010 Comments: 3 so far
UPDATE: Wired.com debunks the rumor
“This is, of course, completely false,” Lucasfilm spokesman Josh Kushins told Wired.com in an e-mail Saturday about the report. “George Lucas has plenty of projects to keep him busy right now — including plenty of Star Wars projects — but there are no new Star Wars feature films planned.”
Original Report Below
The fanboy world always goes ablaze with news of possible Star Wars movies. And IESB.net is throwing a lot of fuel on the fire with their exclusive news (rumors) on the plan to make a sequel trilogy that occurs chronologically after Return of the Jedi.
IESB.net is reporting there is a plan to release a new Star Wars film around 2015 or 2016, about 24 months after the release of the Star Wars saga in 3D. And that the new trilogy will not have anything to do with the Skywalker Clan. That last sentence seems a bit of a stretch to me.
Here’s what IESB.net says they know about the issue.
What do we know? First of all, these new film will have nothing to do with the live action television series currently in development. That show already has over 50 scripts ready to go and plenty of pre-production time and money has been spent on artwork and storyboards. Once that show goes into production, Lucasfilm hopes to be able to produce at least 100 episodes since that is the threshold for syndication in the United States.
Too early for story details but one thing that our source is certain about, they will not be prequels but instead sequels. It’s not for certain if they will be the long awaited Episodes 7, 8 and 9 but could instead be Episodes 10, 11 and 12 or possibly even further out in the Star Wars timeline. And by giving space in the timeline, possibly even as far as 100 years or 1,000 years in the Star Wars universe future, Lucas avoids having to make these stories “fit in” with what the previous stories have told.
There is no doubt in my mind that there will be another Star Wars trilogy but until Lucas makes it official, I will continue to be skeptical about any details. However, I would love for this news to be true!