Hi, everyone. "Moriarty" here with some Rumblings From The Lab...
I’ve been hearing more and more rumors about another trilogy of STAR WARS films, and from fairly reliable sources. One licenser recently said they reupped their overall Lucasfilm deal for an additional ten years after EPISODE III’s release next year. They only make money during years there is some STAR WARS related in production or in release. That was an early indicator that this might be serious. Now, we’re hearing it from any number of places. And, yes, I know that all of this is still somewhat incidental, but it’s starting to add up.
For example, there was this letter today:
So my Hitchhiker's news smoked cock. I can dig it.
How about this:
Pacific Title employees working at Skywalker Ranch have just signed new contracts to run until 2012. Pacific Title are an optical and digital effects production company and the extended contacts are a carry over from their work on Episode II & III.
Hmmm. By 2012 you could probably make a whole new trilogy...
Sure. You could. But that’s still just an assumption, right? It’s not like they’re actually crewing up for the films...
All this hubbub this week started here, though:
Just saw over on The Force.Net this little tidbit. Purely gossip, of course, but just the fact that Lucas would have covered his tracks by putting that in the contract..... it's a bone this fan will take!
December 2003 issue of the British movie mag HOTDOG has just hit the stands here in the U.S. and found several cool Star Wars related things. In particular, on page 12, here's this possibly amazing passage:
"No wonder Peter "Chewbacca" Mayhew is smiling. Not only has he been rescued from obscurity and given the chance to reprise his role as our Wookiee comrade for Episode III, but his contract also stipulates that he'd be required to appear in Episodes 7, 8, and 9.
Yes folks, seems there are actual whispers at Lucasfilm that the 'sequel' trilogy might be in the works..."
I’m sure all of you would love to sort this out, but I’m not sure even Lucas knows if there’s a concrete answer to this question yet. Will he make a sequel trilogy? Who knows? But it sure looks like he’s keeping his options open for now...