December 20, 2012

Lucas Envisioned Four STAR WARS Trilogies And David Fincher Won't Direct?

It's been reported that Disney's acquisition of LucasFilm and Star Wars would include two new original Star Wars trilogies and other spin-offs. Michael Arndt had outlined a new trilogy and was hired to write the script for Episode VII. New information further confirms that Lucas apparently had originally outlined twelve films which means four trilogies. Empire (via ThePlaylist) mentions this and Lucas was aiming to give Hamill a sort of Obi Wan Kenobi role in Episode VII to pass the torch to another chosen-one. This lines up with the recent plot rumor that Skywalker would be setting up a new Jedi Knight Academy on Yavin 4. It remains to be seen how much of Lucas' notes will be included in the next six films.

Included is a brief update on David Fincher's involvement. ThePlaylist confirms the studio reached out to Fincher early in the process. David got early breaks working on Return of Jedi and Temple of Doom for LucasFilm. Plus, LucasFilm head Kathleen Kennedy produced Fincher's Benjamin Button. However, they state that Fincher is unlikely to make the "plunge". He's already working on 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea for Disney with Brad Pitt loosely linked to star in the lead. It's expected we'll be hearing the name of the director sometime in January.

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