For the past 24 hours, Star Wars has been the talk of the town. This week, George Lucas surprisingly sold his Lucasfilm to Disney and revealed plans for another sequel. But before breaking the news to us, he spilled the beans to actors Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher.
Hamill told EW that Lucas contacted him and Fisher over the summer regarding a new trilogy. His initial reaction was, "What? Are you nuts?!" But the actor admits he can see the reasoning behind the idea.
"In a way, there was a beginning, a middle, and an end, and we all lived happily ever after, and that's the way it should be—and it's great that people have fond memories, if they do have fond memories," Hamill said. "But on the other hand, there's this ravenous desire on the part of the true believers to have more and more and more material. It's one of those things: people either just don't care for it or are passionate about it."
In regard to Disney acquiring Lucasfilm, Hamill was as shocked as the rest of us. He had no idea Lucas was handing the company over. "I have mixed feelings about that, but they haven't done badly by Marvel and the Muppets and Pixar. It's one of those big decisions that at first seems unusual, but then the more you look at it, the more it makes sense."
Star Wars: Episode VII is aiming for a 2015 release.
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