To call yourself a hardcore Star Wars fan in an age where the prequel trilogy has come and gone, is to admit to being a glutton for punishment. After seeing Star Wars: The Clone Wars in theatres last year, I have no idea how anyone could possibly be excited about another Star Wars movie in the foreseeable future. The franchise is at a real low point right now, and yet… all it takes is one wild, unfounded rumour to whip the internet into a frenzy once again.
Ain’t It Cool News recently discovered an interesting post on the personal blog of musician Thomas Dolby, who wrote the theme song to Howard the Duck back in the ’80s. It seems that he has been given a small glimpse of what’s to come for the Star Wars franchise, courtesy of Paul Sebastien, producer at Lucasarts:
“Last night he was telling me a little about the forthcoming Star Wars-related TV show, movie and online gamesâ€”very cool indeed. I’m not a huge fan myself (and definitely not a gamer) but it sounds like Mr Lucas has got his head into a good place.”
Wait — did you catch that? He said “movie”! We know about the live action Star Wars TV series, but this is the first time someone has mentioned the possibility of another Star Wars movie. Or is it? My guess is that Dolby was probably talking about the 3-D re-release of the original Star Wars trilogy, which Lucas has mentioned in past interviews. I can’t imagine that we’d have another live action movie anytime soon (although another animated one isn’t out of the question). What do you think, could Lucas be starting development on Episodes 7, 8 and 9, or perhaps a movie to bridge the gap between the two existing trilogies? And if so, is that actually something worth getting excited about?