Here’s What ‘Star Wars’ Fans Think of the Ridiculous Rumor That George Lucas Might Return to ‘Star Wars’ if Disney Gives Him Full Control

With all of the controversy surrounding Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, it comes as no surprise that rumors are flying. One of these wild claims is that the original creator of Star Wars, George Lucas, might return to make more movies if Disney gives him full control. Let’s take a look at whether there is any truth to this theory and what fans are saying about it. 

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Some fans think Disney needs to bring George Lucas back to fix ‘Star Wars’

Although the subreddit moderators deemed the rumor was false, the fans still engaged in a debate over it.

“I’d be absolutely THRILLED to have Lucas back,” one fan on Reddit wrote. “The things he, Filoni, and Favreau could achieve… It’d be f*cking AWESOME. Maybe he could even get the ST [sequel trilogy] to be stricken from canon!”

The Star Wars fanbase divides when it comes to the sequel trilogy (The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, and The Rise of Skywalker). Many fans love it, but many hate it as well. Viewers often debate over what should or should not be canon. 

“I’d be happy about this because it’s not like he would be directing, and THAT is the key to quality Star Wars movies,” another Redditor added. “He should have complete creative control, not writing/directing control, which is different. He is the guy with ideas, and if the sequels are anything to go off of, Disney is in desperate need to fix the mess they created.”

Many fans who dislike the sequel trilogies would love to see Lucas come back to create more Star Wars films similar to the original trilogy (A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi).

Some fans have a few other ideas regarding Lucas making a comeback

“I love to see him back, but I hope not as a director but a mentor to someone worthy,” another Redditor added.

The other side of the debate stems from the dislike of the Star Wars prequel trilogy (The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith). 

“George Lucas is a great visionary, but the prequels struggled most from a dialogue/acting perspective,” one Redditor explained. “I’d love to see more of his input in future movies, though.”

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Many fans are afraid that a Lucas with full control might put the Star Wars Universe at risk for more of the painful dialogue they saw in the prequel trilogy. 

Whether or not fans are here for it, it doesn’t look like a return is going to happen anytime soon.

Is there any truth to the rumor that George Lucas might return to ‘Star Wars’?

At this point, the thought that George Lucas might come back and take full control of Star Wars is pure speculation. Disney bought Lucasfilm from the creator in 2012 for $4.05 billion. It’s no secret that Lucas is not happy with where Disney is going with Star Wars since then.

He “didn’t hide his disappointment,” Disney CEO Bob Iger wrote about Lucas in his memoir Iger’s The Ride of a Lifetime: Lesson Learned from 15 Years as Ceo of the Walt Disney Company via CNet

The original website which reported this information was taken down from the subreddit due to a lack of sources. There were no quotes or links that supported the data, so at this point, it looks like Lucas will not be returning to take over Star Wars, unless it is in a consultation role. 

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