Star Wars fans start petition to get George Lucas to direct Episode 9

'Put the father of the franchise as director of Episode IX. We really want this, please'

Jack Shepherd
Sunday 10 January 2016 15:41
George Lucas
George Lucas

There are many, many people who believe the Star Wars prequel trilogy were truly awful and - more often than not - George Lucas is blamed.

However, not everyone thinks they were bad, as a petition to get Lucas back on board to direct Episode IX has been signed by over 15,000 people in just two weeks.

The petition reads: “Bring back George Lucas for the Star Wars movies. Put the father of the franchise as director of Episode IX. We really want this, please.

“We have no problem with Colin Trevorrow, but he's not the right guy to direct Star Wars Episode IX. George Lucas as director of Episode IX would be the perfect way to end this new trilogy and make an epic farewell between the Father of Star Wars and the whole universe of the galaxy far, far away....

“We would like to see him again involved with the franchise. Thank you so much.”

Now, first of all, Episode IX already has a director, Colin Trevorrow, best known for last year’s Jurassic World, as pointed out by the petition. Could you imagine Disney overthrowing someone they’ve already put in place for no reason other than a petition?

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Secondly, Lucas has already severed ties with Disney, having called them “white slavers in an interview. Admittedly, he did apologise for the statement, but it could have some impact on their relationship.

Thirdly, the director has also expressed how the latest film is too ‘retro’ and said how he hated the criticism he got from people regarding the prequel trilogy.

So as much as “we” want this to happen, realistically, it is never going to. He doesn’t want to come back, and quite frankly, a lot of other people don’t want him back either. If this did happen, could you imagine how many people would sign a petition asking Disney to get rid of Lucas?

Or perhaps those who hate the prequels are an outspoken minority? We should probably see how this petition does before coming to conclusions like that…

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