Skip to main content

How Much Is George Lucas Involved In The Old Republic?

George Lucas is the grand overseer of all things Star Wars, but he can't be everywhere at once. So how much involvement is he taking in the development of the latest and (hopefully) greatest venture for his franchise, Star Wars: The Old Republic?

Despite the wishes of many folks who hold Star Wars close to their hearts, franchise father George Lucas is, ultimately, the end-all be-all of everything Star Wars. Now, we can assume that the guy can't micro-manage the packaging for every single action figure, but it'd be silly to assume that he doesn't have some say in one of the biggest ventures for the franchise in recent memory, BioWare's MMOG, Star Wars: The Old Republic.

"I haven't shown it to him personally, no," BioWare's Ray Muzyka told G4. "But I know he keeps his finger on the pulse of everything LucasArts is working on, so I know he's involved in it. I've talked to him about the project in the past and I know he's excited about it."

Run for the hills! Cancel all The Old Republic pre-orders! If George Lucas is excited about something and thinks it's good, then, by any sound logic, that must therefore mean that it's bad, right? When was the last time George Lucas was excited for something? Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull? We all remember how that turned out!

But wait, don't you guys remember how awesome The Old Republic E3 trailer was? What did Lucas think of that, I wonder. "I can't say what he thought of the trailer because I don't know for sure that he's seen it," Muzyka said. "But I imagine he has because he's very involved in the development side of things."

Like it or not, Star Wars fans, but George Lucas is "very involved" in the development of his franchise's properties, and The Old Republic falls under that category. It's okay. I'm sure it'll turn out fine.


Popular posts from this blog

Did Paul Freeman Accidentally Eat A Fly In Raiders of the Lost Ark?

The Famous Indiana Jones Fly In Belloq's Mouth Scene.  Did It Really Happen? I've always wondered if Paul Freeman unintentionally consumed a fly in this scene in  Raiders of the Lost Ark ?  It's the scene where Indiana Jones shouts down to Bellosh...I mean Belloq and threatens to blow up the ark.  Did a fly go in his mouth? I remember watching this scene back in the early eighties and my ten year old mind thought he definitely had a snack while filming.  I recall talking about 'flygate' in my school playground at the time and the general consensus with my friends was that Freeman definitely had a sneaky snack. Paul Freeman talks about the famous 'fly' scene in an interview with  and settled 'flygate:' This is a bit of a dicey question so don’t get too upset. (Laughs) A movie’s always got bloopers in it, some have a lot, and some only have three or four. And the most remarkable blooper was right before the opening of th

Star Wars VII Movie Poster - Every End Is A New Beginning

Star Wars VII Movie Poster Just saw this Star Wars VII movie poster on Kyle Newman's Facebook fee d.  The poster is by  Lyndon Berresford and Paul Bateman.  I am loving this.  Who do you think the two characters are?  Lando and Leia?  Han and Leia's children? Have you seen other Star Wars VII movie posters?  Let me know. Rob Wainfur @welshslider

Pinewood Studios To Expand To The Usa

BBC News have reported that Pinewood Studios are to expand to the USA.  This is great news for the famous studio that is rich in movie history. UK film studio Pinewood Shepperton has announced plans to build its first sound stages in the United States. The Pinewood Atlanta complex will be built on 288 acres of land south of Atlanta, Georgia, as a joint venture with a US investment company. Georgia has been among the US states drawing film-making away from Hollywood with tax incentives in recent years. The deal is the latest sign of expansion at Pinewood, the home of the James Bond franchise. Earlier this month it announced a joint venture with a Chinese media group, potentially giving it access to the fast-growing Chinese market. Read the full article here. THE BEARDED TRIO ON FACEBOOK THE BEARDED TRIO ON TWITTER THE BEARDED TRIO ON GOOGLE+