Sigh...Here we go again. It wasn't long ago that we had that... made up rumor about George Lucas wanting to do more Star Wars movies, in 3-D. People are trying to say he's concerned over James Cameron's Avatar and wants to do another Star Wars movie to keep the franchise going. This current rumor came out yesterday and I've really really tried avoiding posting about it. Unfortunately, I suppose I have to do it. You guys deserve to know just in case there is some absolutely miniscule chance this could ever become a reality.
AICN got word of a blog entry on Thomas Dolby's ("She Blinded Me With Science") blog:
Because of a mention of the word "movie," everyone is going crazy over this. Well, let me now burst your bubble. As much as I would love another Star Wars movie, I know it's not possible. And it turns out, it's not going to happen. Mr. Dolby has posted a "correction" on his blog this morning:
My host is friend and former collaborator Paul Sebastien, who over the years has worked for Xbox, Playstation, and now LucasArts. Last night he was telling me a little about the forthcoming Star Wars-related TV show, movie and online games—very cool indeed.
There you have it. The only reason I'm writing about this is in case you did hear about this yesterday and were wondering why I didn't post about it (since I'm such a huge Star Wars fan). You can go about your business now. Move along. These aren't the droids you're looking for.
A slight correction about the Lucas thing that my friend Paul Sebastien pointed out to me: he’s actually not aware of any movie plans, and was just talking about the live action TV show that George had talked about in an interview with an Australian TV station a while back. Paul is only working on the games side, and I know from past experience that he’s very professional and discrete, and would never leak confidential secrets, even to a close friend.
Sorry to throw a bucket of water on it, Star Wars fans: I should have chosen my words more carefully given the ultra-sensitivity of your blogosphere!