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George Lucas

Star Wars is Dead

3/29/2012 9:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Stick a fork in Jar Jar Binks ... 'cause the "Star Wars" franchise is done ... FOREVER ... so says intergallactic space god George Lucas.

The Jedi Master's master was leaving Toast in L.A. yesterday when we asked when he was finally going to release the long-awaited 7th, 8th and 9th installments of the greatest space saga of all time.

But judging from Lucas' answer ... it looks like the series will remain frozen in carbonite for the rest of time.

Hopefully, that goes for the Indiana Jones series too ... because NO ONE SURVIVES A NUCLEAR BLAST BY HIDING IN A REFRIGERATOR!!

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JC30    

George Lucas killed Star Wars in 1999 with "The Phantom Menace". Jar Jar Binks, anyone?

749 days ago
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3Storms    

I call bullcrap because he's a man-child who just can't leave it alone and always has to keep tampering with it.

749 days ago
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RaineeDrops    

I thought he is slowly going to year by year release the episodes in 3D now?

749 days ago
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Danny    

Coppola's been trying to get him back to making movies like "THX-1138". Interesting that he says he's retired though. That doesn't mean 7,8, and 9 won't happen, but it won't involve him. He built a production and effects company that the Star Wars money funded. The only reason he made the prequels was to show off digital film and pay the ex-wife her alimony money.

The camera guy should have at least mentioned the Tuskegee Airmen movie he produced..

749 days ago
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Grouchy Smurf    

I hope that means he'll stop screwing around with the Star Wars films. The re-edited stuff is crap.

And by the way... it is carbonite, not carbon. Carbonite is a fictional Star Wars substance. Carbon is an actual element. I've seen TMZ on television and there are nerds in that office - so consult with them the next time you write a Star Wars themed story.

749 days ago
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E511    

Carbon-ITE. CARBONITE. Please do some research, you seem to be able to do it regarding anything Kardashian.

749 days ago
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parlayer    

"Star Wars" whats that?? and so what!

749 days ago
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Keyser Söze    

Hopefully, that goes for the Indiana Jones series too ... because NO ONE SURVIVES A NUCLEAR BLAST BY HIDING IN A REFRIGERATOR!!

AMEN.

749 days ago
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Anonymous    

Damn, I am so disappointed. I was SO looking forward to more Jar Jar Binks. :)

749 days ago
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jason    

Ummm....I believe the line is "frozen in carbonite."

749 days ago
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Tom C.    

Good riddance, loved it growing up, but the quality of anything new had been incomparable.

749 days ago
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Clytemnestra     

No kidding: that bit with the fridge in Indian Jones was so off-putting. Granted, it's not easy towing the line between tongue-in-cheek and ridiculous. The Bond movies generally get it right. George did not.

749 days ago
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Hammer    

Would you really want him to do a 7, 8, & 9?

749 days ago
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SLH    

no s--t sherlock. its dead and you killed it with a mixture of huge ego and not much imagination!

749 days ago
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Daniella M Rutel    

I mean is it necessary to have that as the headline and so huge. Break my heart why don't ya...

749 days ago
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