I nearly had a stroke as my inner geek (which looks a lot like my outer geek) heard that Lucasfilm was planning on remastering the Star Wars films in 3D, and that a new Trilogy was planned.
After I regained consciousness and changed my shorts I realized this had to be too good to be true. Well it seems that it was total bullshit and far more cruel than my April Fools gag because as soon as people saw the date, they knew it was a trick.
But as calmer minds prevailed, it turns out the whole thing is just unfounded.
The nice folks at MarketSaw ran a hardcore rumor today, claiming a source has told them that Lucas is planning a new Star Wars Trilogy to be shot in 3-D… And that he wasn’t directing, but there was rumor of Steven Spielberg and Francis Ford Coppola finally getting to make their Star Wars movies.
Yeah, so if that didn’t smell already check the wording of the article…
“Well it is coming from a source that SHOULD KNOW. This source is absolutely connected. So odds are it is seriously being talked about at Lucasfilm. Right now. Will it happen? AVATAR will have to hit and hit big and then all the stars have to align properly – all I can do is pass on the info.”
The article continues to speculate that while this unknown source suggests that more Star Wars movies will hinge on the success of Avatar made them think this was just a fabricated scam hoping to quietly draw attention to Avatar.
The article also continues to outline some communications with a Lucasfilm rep that outright denies any new films or transfers to 3D.
If there ever was more Star Wars, I hope that they skip over the novels entirely. There are great stories to be had there, but I would prefer they skip far enough into the future that we get a whole new, fresh Star Wars. Do the comic storyline, Star Wars Legacy.
One where Lucas isn’t directing.