Ok, it’s not so ‘wtf’ as all that. Lucas is tired and the prequel trilogy was, well, it is what it is. We have no idea what’s in store for episode vii in 2015, or the rest of the next trilogy for that matter. But, if I read it right, Lucas’s sole role will be that of creative consultant. Not writer, director, or even producer. Can the Disney seal of quality assure us all that new Star Wars video productions will be better?
There are countless things that I am curious about, but there are no straight answers. The only thing that’s obvious is Lucas is stepping down to the tune of $4 billion in cash and Disney stock. Disney keeps freaking me out. I didn’t even know they own Marvel Movies already! Can we expect Jedi in the next Avengers film?
There’s some kind of live action Star Wars television getting started. But what I’d really like to see is Maniac Mansion and Day of the Tentacle turned into movies! That’s right, Lucas Films includes all kinds of subsidiaries including Lucas Arts, the creators of some classic home computer video games. Maybe they could do something with the Monkey Island series too. Wait, that’s called Pirates of the Caribbean. :P