There is a new rumor going around the internet that caught our attention, because if it is to be believed Bog Iger is trying to get George Lucas to come back to Lucasfilm.
According to a recent article from We Got This Covered, sources that proved correct in information regarding The Rise of Skywalker, are now saying that Disney is trying to get George Lucas back.
If he would return his duties would not be in the directorial aspect but more of a executive producer, overseeing and guiding the series into the future with Kevin Feige.
Help us George. You’re our only hope.
The Star Wars franchise and the fandom surrounding it, have been steadily declining over the past few years. The Last Jedi set off a spiral that led to Solo: A Star Wars Story bombing in the box office, and then the mixed audience on The Rise of Skywalker.
It’s even come to the point where everyone is scrambling to figure out who to blame for the down turn. Right now what is working for Star Wars is The Mandalorian on Disney+. That show is being run by Jon Favreau with Kevin Feige. Clearly they are doing something right and perhaps letting Kevin Feige and Jon Favreau take over, with help from Lucas, might be what Disney needs to pull the franchise out of it’s fall.
How likely is this rumor?
Honestly, I don’t know.
If it is coming from sources that have proven accurate in the past, it could be very likely. The word from those working on The Rise of Skywalker was that they brought George Lucas in to consult on Episode IX. Bog Iger even said that George was on the set of The Mandalorian as well.
But on the other hand, it’s no secret that George Lucas felt betrayed by the Disney deal and might not be receptive to working with them again.
As a creator myself, if I had the opportunity to come in and course correct my “baby” I would do it.
I find this rumor very interesting because it sounds like it could be plausible. Especially with his involvement as of late and Disney’s desperation to turn it around. Plus bringing in George Lucas would go a long way with fans and investors.
Of course it’s all just rumor and speculation right now. If that changes we will be sure to let you know.
What do you think? Comment and let us know!
Sources: We Got This Covered
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