Keep telling yourself that, George

The Los Angeles Times talks to George Lucas – am old-same old about The Clone Wars and stuff past the movies:

“There really isn’t any story to tell there,” the filmmaker said. “It’s been covered in the books and video games and comic books, which are things I think are incredibly creative but that I don’t really have anything to do with other than being the person who built the sandbox they’re playing in.”

In the non-film versions of the saga, for instance, Han Solo and Princess Leia marry and have three children, one of them named Anakin after his notorious grandfather. All of it has been popular with core fans, but Lucas doesn’t see any upside to extending the tale past the leafy luau on Endor where Vader’s corpse was torched.

“I get asked all the time, ‘What happens after “Return of the Jedi”?,’ and there really is no answer for that,” he said. “The movies were the story of Anakin Skywalker and Luke Skywalker, and when Luke saves the galaxy and redeems his father, that’s where that story ends.”

Dear media: WE KNOW. (We just don’t care.*) You can’t think of anything else to ask George Lucas? Come on!

Anyway, despite this, they do attempt a quick guide to the expanded universe – four out of nine selections actually extend past (or forward) the movies. (Bonus: They source Wookieepedia)

* Well, I don’t care. No doubt someone will object. Or gloat. ;)

4 Replies to “Keep telling yourself that, George”

  1. Okay, let me get this straight. The LA Times attempt a quick guide to the EU that includes TCW, Marvel comics, Splinter of the Mind’s Eye, the Holiday Special, Tim Zahn’s thrawn trilogy, Dark Empire, KotOR and TFU AND FAILS TO MENTION (OR RECOGNISE) THAT THE LA TIMES PUBLISHED ORIGINAL SW EU MATERIAL FOR THREE YEARS BETWEEN 1981-1984. THE LA TIMES CONTRIBUTED TO THE VERY EU THEY ARE DISCUSSING!!!

  2. Oh, dear. Poor George is probably going to start wearing a Vader breastplate, just so he can press the play button and let a recording answer that question for him. Why do they keep asking this? Do they not read each other’s articles or interviews? Do all of his responses fall into a black hole or something?

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