One brief mention in the blog of composer Thomas Dolby, who worked on George Lucas' Howard The Duck, and heads start spinning. We know there's a live-action Star Wars television series in the works, but a new movie? Go on...
AICN pointed out a very interesting blog post from the personal site of Thomas Dolby:
My host is friend and former collaborator Paul Sebastien, who over the years has worked for Xbox, Playstation, and now LucasArts. Last night he was telling me a little about the forthcoming Star Wars-related TV show, movie and online games-very cool indeed. I'm not a huge fan myself (and definitely not a gamer) but it sounds like Mr Lucas has got his head into a good place. I met him several times when I was working on a movie in the 80s called [name suppressed to protect credibility!] and he's a decent chap, but I could have done without the last three SW movies.
And there you have it: he wrote "movie." Everybody freak out! First off, we have no idea what context this was said in. Since he started talking about the live action TV show, one could guess that there may be a two-hour TV movie to introduce the series. Or maybe Lucas is making our dreams come true and giving Sam Witwer a chance to bring the Force Unleashed video game to life on the big screen. Maybe it was a slip of the tongue, and he didn't mean movie at all — instead he meant web series. Who really knows?
Whatever it may be — and it may be nothing at all — we're exceedingly skeptical that it would be a brand new film with little to no tie-ins besides the original series. Which we can safely assume is something everyone secretly wishes would happen, new movies to make us all forget the dreaded Prequels. But if wishes were Tauntauns, right?
And we're not alone in our doubts, Bonnie Burton over at StarWars.com's twitteredsimply "bahahahahahahahaha!"
Still, we're excited for the live action series, and if that's a bigger hit than the Clone Wars animated series, who knows what may happen?