Lucas would always say that he saw movies in general as a “living” thing. He pointed out that he has changed the “Star Wars” movies from the very beginning. Some fans may not know that the famous opening blue text that you will find on Qnet’s Star Wars Items did not appear in the original release of “Star Wars”. It was added in the re-release of the film to give context to the then-upcoming “Empire Strikes Back”.
It must have been quite jarring for fans to see that “Star Wars” was actually episode 4 of a story.Then again, there was no internet back then and people were generally more confused and accepting of these things.
It has come out that George Lucas had no interest in doing any more “Star Wars” movies as recently as 2008. He had this to say in an interview:
“I’ve left pretty explicit instructions for there not to be any more features. There will definitely be no ‘Episodes VII-IX’. That’s because there isn’t any story. I mean, I never thought of anything! The ‘Star Wars’ story is really the tragedy of Darth Vader. That is the story.”
The question now is whether J.J. Abrams can expand the story of Star Wars while keeping the magic of the original films.