Star Wars Stars Knew About Episode VII For Months!
Somehow he's always known…We were all shocked by Tuesday's news that the Star Wars film franchise would be continuing under the Disney banner. But two people were a little less surprised about the announcement of the sequels.It seems George Lucas told the original films' stars, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, Luke and Leia themselves, all about the sequel plans MONTHS ago! Mark says:"I had no idea that George was going to sell to Disney until I read it online like everybody else. He did tell us last summer about wanting to go on and do [Episodes] VII, VIII, and IX, and that [newly appointed Lucasfilm president] Kathleen Kennedy would be doing them…I guess he wanted us to know before everybody else knew… Last August, he asked Carrie and I to have lunch with him… So when he said, 'We decided we’re going to do Episodes VII, VIII, and IX,' I was just gobsmacked. 'What? Are you nuts?!'"Mark may have been shocked at first, but having these months to process, he's actually come around to the idea. He says:"I can see both sides of it. Because 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… 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."We definitely can feel Mark's conflict. It's like when Luke's friends were in danger on Bespin, but he still needed to finish his training with Master Yoda, and…Um, we mean… Cool. Whatever. Space stuff. Whatevs. LOLz![Image via WENN.]
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