It still feels unebelievably surreal to say the words "Disney bought Lucasfilm," but the news is true and now you can hear more on the changeover from the man himself, Goerge Lucas. The Star Wars creator sits down with new Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy to discuss the future of his former company, and fans ought to be interested to learn that there's more than just Star Wars 7-9 on the horizon.
"I always said I'm not going to do any more. And that's true. I'm not going to do any more. But that doesn't mean I'm unwilling to turn it over to Kathy to do more," Lucas said. "I have story treatments of 7, 8, and 9, and a bunch of other movies, and obviously we have hundreds of books and comics and everything you could possibly imagine, so I moved that treasure trove of stories and things to Kathy and I have complete confidence that she's going to take them and make great movies."
Star Wars - Episode 7 had already been pegged for a 2015 release, and it's fairly common knowledge within the hardcore Star Wars fan community that the next installment is the first in a planned trilogy. It's also relatively well-known that there are treatments for a total of four trilogies in all, bringing Star Wars as Lucas originally conceived up to a possible 12 film stories.
I mostly shared this video because it's relevant to the news of the day, but I do fixate a little bit on the comment that there is "a bunch of other movies" beyond 7-9. Possibly (probably) not all Star Wars, even. It's certainly an interesting and exciting time to be a Star Wars fan and a Lucasfilm fan. Personally, I'm holding out hope for Willow 2. And Howard the Duck 2.
Big thanks to my good pal and editor Ryan Fleming at Digital Trends for passing this one along!