When last we checked, George Lucas was saying his proposed live-action Star Wars TV show would not include any characters from the original trilogy of films.
But what about the comedic animated TV series he's also contemplating?
You may see what happened to Luke, Han and Leia after Return of the Jedi. At least that was the hint offered by Lucasfilm's Steve Sansweet, director of fan relations, at a convention over the weekend, according to Collider.com:
During a Q&A session at C2E2 on Saturday Steve Sansweet, LucasFilm's Director of Fan Relations, revealed that this new animated series would feature the post-Return of the Jedi adventures of the original characters. It happened when a fan asked, "I would really love to see new adventures after Jedi with our favorite characters Luke, Han and Leia," to which Sansweet replied, "And you will, in the new animation." (via IGN)
This is news which will probably make many fans glad and many other fans quite worried. Given what Lucas did to Obi-Wan, R2-D2, C-3PO and Yoda in the the prequels, I wish that he would just leave Luke, Han and Leia alone.
But after the Q&A, in an interview with ForceCast, Sansweet seemed to backtrack and insisted that he was "in the dark" and did not know exactly what would the new series would be about. He said that it could possibly feature "characters from the original trilogy, the prequels [or] new characters," but that it will most likely be a mix of all of the above.
So which is it? I guess we'll have to stay tuned to find out!!
Meanwhile, Sansweet revealed that the long-awaited Blu-ray versions of the Star Wars films were in the works, according to IGN:
"We have been at work for a couple of years working on—I won't call it the Ultimate Set because we keep finding stuff—but, a very full set of all six movies on Blu-ray with lots of extra material. We're finding all kinds of scenes from dailies that have never been seen before. Beyond all of those things that you know about ... there are some real treasures."
When will the set come out? Sansweet says, "We're not ready to announce exactly when it's coming out, but it won't be in the too distant future."