George Lucas Discusses New Star Wars Movies and Sale Information In This Video
With yesterday’s news that Lucasfilm has been purchased by Disney, the more interesting and exciting news for film fans is that there will be another Star Wars film, story #7, which is currently slated to arrive in 2015. However, with that information comes additional news that George Lucas has treatments for Star Wars movies 7, 8 and 9, written and that he has handed that information over to Kathy Kennedy at Disney, along with tons of other Star Wars branch off possibilities, from theme parks, to figures, to branding, to what?
The most interesting thing that might come out of Disney’s purchase is the possibility that there will be feature films branched off for individual characters from the Star Wars universe. This theory could incorporate something similar to what Disney is doing with their Marvel owned brand and The Avengers. There are currently Iron Man, Thor, Captain America movies in addition to The Avengers movies that have come out and will continue to churn out. The same possibilities now exist for all of the Star Wars characters.
There could be Luke or Leia specific films, Han Solo origin stories, even Yoda character arcs that have not fully been realized on their own. This brings a wealth of possibility to the Star Wars universe. Lucas himself has stated that the Luke and Leia storylines essentially ended in Star Wars 6: Return of the Jedi, where they saved the universe. So, if Disney keeps extending the story through the treatments that Lucas has passed along, there will be a new direction for the actual Star Wars 7-9 films to head to.
Still, that doesn’t discount the now potentially lucrative and strong likelihood that there will be individual movies based on characters from the Star Wars universe. The only question is how it will all play out. Who would you like to see? Where do you want the Star Wars stories to do from here? Chime in with your thoughts as the possibilities are endless. You can watch Lucas’ breakdown of the sale and some Star Wars intrigue in the video below. May the force be with you. Thanks to THR for the video.