Is it possible to do so without ruining Star Wars for us?
Is it possible to do so without taking the existing Expanded Universe canon and stomping all over it?
These are the first three questions that popped into my head.
Let me back up and start with the release of Revenge of the Sith. That was back in 2005... I was so young and naive. When George Lucas announced that there would be no more movies, I still held out hope for my favorite series of all time.
And there it was, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, my only hope, rising from the ashes of George Lucas's first announcement. It was my knight in shining armor. I watched the movie in theaters, and I was totally pumped for the series premier. It was awesome. After the first two seasons, however, the knight's shining armor began to become a little rusty. When Greedo is not a kid, it becomes dented. After Darth Maul was resurrected, the knight died. "So this how my Star Wars dies, to thunderous applause from hundreds upon thousands of both young and adult Cartoon Network viewers across the country," I said to myself.
But then, I remembered a wonderful proclamation by Lucas way back in 2005. My father and I dismissed it as nonsense, that George Lucas was dreaming. Star Wars: Underworld. Of course, this is most likely not the title, but still. When some actors signed on, including Daniel Logan, and Lucas announced that 50 scripts were completed, things were looking up.
But then George Lucas retired.
This completely messes it all up. I understand he will take an active role in Underworld's production (much like Young Indy), but he said he won't make any more movies.
All six movies will be released in 3D. Yay. Whatever. I have farsightedness that makes 3D movies basically ineffectual.
The possibility of a sequel trilogy being made after the 3D movies are released is exciting to say the least. I first started thinking about this possibility, believe it or not, while browsing the Star Wars messageboards on LEGO.com (my username is ninjavader999 on LEGO.com by the way). A thread titled "Sequel Trilogy" caught my eye. The poster was an awful linguist, posting in all lower caps and totally disregarding punctuation rules. But the fact that the thread was only created recently intrigued me.
Then I saw Buruk say something about a new trilogy. Yeah, woohoo. But he cited Edessa, and I knew something was up.
It seems that I am out of the loop, but I cannot find a single recent thing on such a trilogy. Anyone care to help?