Nearly 20,000 Fans Sign Petition Calling For George Lucas to Return to Star Wars

Monday, 11 January 2016 - 8:28PM
Star Wars
Monday, 11 January 2016 - 8:28PM
Nearly 20,000 Fans Sign Petition Calling For George Lucas to Return to Star Wars
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Most Star Wars fans were big fans of The Force Awakens - but not all. There is still a group of George Lucas loyalists out there who believe the franchise's creator should still be helming the series in the new Disney era, and there are more of them than you think.

A Brazilian fan named Yuri Luiz has started a change.org petition addressed to Disney, Lucasfilm, and Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy, imploring them to replace Episode IX director Colin Trevorrow with Lucas. Here's what Luiz says in his online plea:

Opening quote
"Bring back George Lucas for the Star Wars movies. Put the father of the franchise as director of Episode IX . We really want this, please . We have no problem with Colin Trevorrow , but he's not the right guy to direct Star Wars Episode IX. George Lucas as director of Episode IX would be the perfect way to end this new trilogy and make an epic farewell between the Father of Star Wars and the whole universe of the galaxy far, far away .... We would like to see him again involved with the franchise. Thank you so much."
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The petition has 18,834 signees as of this writing, with a stated goal of 25,000. It's unclear what these Lucas fans expect to happen after gaining 25,000 supporters, but it's pretty obvious that Trevorrow isn't going anywhere, as the Jurassic World helmer he's already hard at work on the film. He is aware of the petition though, strangely enough, and you can see what he has to say about it in the video below.



We have just one question for Luiz and the nearly 19,000 of his like-minded fans: Did you guys see the prequels?

Via: Collider.




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