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Although George Lucas has made it clear he isn’t interested in directing another “Star Wars” film, some dedicated fans are determined to convince Disney he’s the right man for “Episode IX.”
A petition launched on Change.org asked the entertainment giant to “Bring back George Lucas for the ‘Star Wars’ movies.” “Put the father of the franchise as director of Episode IX,” writes organizer Yuri Luiz. “We really want this, please.”
Addressed to Disney, Lucasfilm and Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy, the petition states that while the undersigned have no problem with “Jurassic World” director Colin Trevorrow, they don’t think he’s suited to helm the final film in the new trilogy: ” 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 …”
To date, the petition has drawn 826 supporters, who have an uphill battle ahead of them.
Lucas has said he wants leave major motion pictures and to return to smaller, “experimental” films. He’s also stated that he and Disney don’t share the same vision for the “Star Wars” franchise. “They wanted to do a retro movie,” he said of “The Force Awakens.” “I don’t like that.”