New Star Wars trilogy was planned prior to Disney sale
In a recent interview, George Lucas' son reveals that work began on a new Star Wars trilogy a year before Disney bought LucasFilm...
It's fair to say that Disney's acquisition of the Star Wars franchise, and immediate announcement of a new trilogy, was something of a surprise back when it was announced earlier in the year. But the majority of fans seemed pleased at the prospect of a new trilogy with a new creative team, with the hope being that the feel of the original trilogy would be recaptured.
Yet according to an interview with George Lucas' son Jett, the new trilogy was planned a year before the sale. Chatting to Flicks And The City, he revealed that "we knew probably a year prior [before the LucasFilm sale] he had started writing and kind of researching, starting his whole little process. 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".
Jett Lucas then went on to discuss Lucas' feelings of letting the series go. "I knew 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 you to hold on". He finished by commenting on the events of the upcoming trilogy, teasing that "I already know what happens. I'm happy with what's going to happen".
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