It has been a question on every Star Wars fan’s mind since the release of the last film in the Skywalker Saga, “The Rise of Skywalker”. Is George Lucas going to make another Star Wars movie? Let’s take a closer look.
George Lucas and the Star Wars Franchise
As we all know, George Lucas is the creative genius behind the Star Wars franchise. He wrote and directed the original trilogy which was released in 1977, 1980, and 1983 respectively. He also wrote and directed the prequel trilogy which was released in 1999, 2002, and 2005 respectively.
After selling Lucasfilm to Disney in 2012 for $4 billion, George Lucas stepped away from Star Wars and handed over creative control to Disney. Since then, Disney has released four new films under their ownership – “The Force Awakens”, “The Last Jedi”, “Solo”, and “The Rise of Skywalker”.
The Possibility of George Lucas Making Another Star Wars Movie
At this point, it seems unlikely that George Lucas will make another Star Wars movie. In an interview with CBS News in 2015, Lucas stated that he had no plans to return to the franchise:
“I sold it (Lucasfilm) to Disney because I looked at what they did with Marvel and I thought that was a really good thing,” he said. “And they’re doing really well on their own.. I don’t have any more Star Wars stories to tell.”
Since then, there has been no indication from Lucas or Disney that he will be involved in any future Star Wars projects. However, it’s important to note that things can change quickly in Hollywood.
What is George Lucas Doing Now?
After selling Lucasfilm to Disney, George Lucas has focused on philanthropy and his personal life. He has donated a significant amount of money to education and arts programs and has also spent time with his family.
In an interview with Vanity Fair in 2019, Lucas stated that he was working on his own personal projects:
“I’m sort of retired,” Lucas said. “But I have a lot of friends. who are still working and they’re calling me and saying, ‘How do you solve this?’
So I give them my ideas and thoughts. And basically, I’m not completely out of it.”
While it’s always exciting to think about the possibility of George Lucas returning to the Star Wars franchise, it seems unlikely at this point. George Lucas has stated that he has no plans to return to the franchise and is focusing on his personal life and philanthropy.
However, as we’ve seen in Hollywood before, anything can happen. We’ll just have to wait and see what the future holds for the Star Wars franchise.