Petition For George Lucas To Return To ‘Star Wars’ In Action | Film News
George Lucas has become a figure of ridicule within the realms of the Star Wars fandom over the years. His efforts in the form of the prequel trilogy have received belittlement and when he added CGI characters and creatures to the original trilogy for the 1997 DVD edition, you’d have thought someone had written ‘lemme take a selfie’ on the Mona Lisa from the way the fandom reacted.
Despite this negative reputation, Lucas received a distress call from Yuri Luiz of São Paulo, who took to Change.org to start a petition to have George Lucas direct Episode IX instead of Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow. Yes, Yuri just gave Colin Trevorrow the biggest insult a Star Wars fan can give and what does he justify it with? “He’s not the right guy to direct Star Wars Episode IX.” Thank you, Yuri.
In his petition, Luiz wrote: “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…” He was also keen to point out that he has “no problem with Colin Trevorrow.” At the time of writing, the petition has 4,804 signatures; but when compared to other petitions related to Star Wars, this is comparatively little. Another petition on Change.org to complete production on cancelled EA game, Star Wars 1313, has received 22,560 signatures.
As sad as you may find it Yuri, most fans do not want Lucas to return. It is a sad fact, but one we must accept. Since the announcement of The Force Awakens this negativity increased to borderline hatred, with claims that George Lucas ruined Star Wars. It has become a conveniently forgotten fact that George Lucas created Star Wars; and is therefore the only reason we have something to care about as much as we do.
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