Yes, I know, another new Star Wars trilogy rumor. We’ve heard this one before numerous times in the past and so far, no movement. Still, it’s worth noting that the source on this rumor has a solid track record with Star Wars scoops, including the first revelation of the Clone Wars animated series and the PG-13 rating for Revenge of the Sith. So, take the following with a healthy pinch of salt as always, but perhaps — emphasis on the perhaps — a little bit less than usual.
Now, all of that said, there are new rumors of a new Star Wars trilogy that’s supposed to kick off around 2015 or 2016, once the recently announced Star Wars 3D re-releases have wrapped their theatrical run. According to IESB, the sequels are said to focus on different characters — “It’s not for certain if they will be the long awaited Episodes 7, 8 and 9,” reports the site, “but could instead be Episodes 10, 11 and 12 or possibly even further out in the Star Wars timeline.” — with the story possibly taking 100 or even 1,000 years later than the original Star Wars trilogy. The report states that George Lucas has found himself motivated by “the success the Clone Wars animated series, the video games and also with the success of Avatar.”
In summary: there might be a new Star Wars trilogy in our futures, it might not have anything to do with the Skywalkers, it would arrive after the latest string of 3D re-releases and, most importantly, it’s entirely likely that this trilogy won’t even happen or it’ll happen much further down the line. But hey, the idea of new Star Wars movies is too intriguing not to ponder; as is the case with a train wreck, it’s difficult to tear away from the prospect of future movies set a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.
What do you think? More Star Wars movies — thumbs up? Thumbs down? Don’t give a Tauntaun’s patoot? Give us your take below, as always.
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