George Lucas Began Work on New Star Wars Trilogy a Year Before Disney Acquisition
Flicks and the City
October 8, 2013
It surprised many last year not only when Disney purchased Lucasfilm, but when they announced that a fresh new trilogy of Star Wars films, as well as standalone movies, would be following. Apparently these movies were already in the cards as George Lucas's son, Jett, revealed in an interview with Flicks and the City (via Mashable).
"We knew probably a year prior (to the purchase) he had started writing and king of researching, starting his whole little process," Lucas said about his father. "About half way through that process was when the idea of selling to Disney came up...It's nice because he's happiest when he's writing and doing something with his time."
He also mentioned Lucas was very torn on working on the film and letting it go, comparing him to a parent sending their kid off to college. "I knew that he was very torn on the matter, he was like a kid who had turned 18 and was ready to leave the house. Every parent has wanted to let their children go, but they want to hold on to you."
When asked what he thinks will happen in the new trilogy, Lucas boasted "I already know what happens. I'm happy with what's going to happen."
Lucas also revealed that, contrary to previous reports on the matter, George has been "constantly talking" to director J.J. Abrams about the new film.
Set to feature a script by Michael Arndt, Star Wars: Episode VII is rumored to focus on a new generation of heroes and could feature appearances by Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford in older incarnations of their beloved characters from the original Star Wars trilogy.