Opinions vary around Let Us Nerd HQ when it comes to Star Wars. Some of us don’t mind the prequels and some of the updates Lucas had made to the original canon (I am talking about myself, of course, but I do not agree with Greedo shooting first or Hayden Christensen at the end of Return of the Jedi to name a few.). Yet, there are others who don’t, as you’ve read in the previous post, and that’s completely fine. Around here, we all hold Star Wars in different places in our hearts, and we all have varying opinions about the films. It’s these differences in opinion that makes Let Us Nerd great.
But, don’t get Greg and I started on the differences between Imperial Officers and Imperial Engineers. That’s a story for another day. Rather, that’s a story for all day.
When I set out to write this little post, I wasn’t planning on crushing any dreams. I wasn’t expecting Greg to have posted his thoughts on the Disney takeover of Lucasfilm and the future of Star Wars just yet. So, as much as I hate to do it, I have to break Greg’s heart and possibly your heart as well. Believe me when I tell you this that I do this with love.
My Charge – George Lucas may have a bigger hand in the upcoming Star Wars trilogy than originally thought.
My Evidence – I present to you Exhibit A:
It looks like ole Georgie Boy will be in the room while the writing goes on. As a writer, I can see how having Lucas in the room would put stress on a mind that’s struggling with the daunting task of writing a new Star Wars film. They’ll probably feel like they’ve been thrown into the Rancor pit and be forced to consult Obi-Wan Lucas to escape. In reality, though, Lucas is more like the Rancor and should be out of his misery.
Door falls. Everybody’s happy. Roll credits.
From early reports coming out about the film, which just snagged Little Miss Sunshine writer Michael Arndt, this movie will have a host of new characters. So, why would you bring in Lucas as a consultant for a movie that is as new to him as it is to you? Why not consult him on continuity and nothing more? I believe that there’s enough fan fiction and able bodied Star Wars fiction writers out there to consult without bringing Lucas into the fold. The man said he didn’t want to make Episodes VII, VIII and IX anymore. Why not grant
our my his wish?
What do you think?