Even if George Lucas swears there won't be any more Star Wars flicks and he's retired, the franchise will continue to storm on for quite some time.
In fact, the mastermind behind Star Wars, George Lucas himself, even joined in a recent celebration, a geek convention known as Star Wars Celebration VI in Orlando, Florida.
As IGN reports, Lucas wasn't originally (officially) scheduled to appear, yet he came out for the Clone Wars panel. And Nerdvana reported, "It was a better kept secret than Disney's annual attendance figures."
Lucas was announced as "the show's biggest fan," as he apparently digs Clone Wars because you can do things with Star Wars in animation that would be "far too complicated and far too expensive" with real life actors... You have limited resources. You can do things in animation you can't do in live-action."
Although Lucas said the show has become "more and more adult", he also wants to do a "younger-skewing show." The subject of Seth Green and Matt Enreich's Star Wars Detours inevitably came up, and with a grin Lucas said, "I don't know what that is!"
As we recently reported, Detours is a Lucas approved Robot Chicken spoof created by Green and Enrich, although I'm curious how it compares for Lucas alongside his favorite Star Wars spoof, Hardware Wars. (There's also the comedy Wookie, which is currently in the works, and the creators are hoping Lucas will give it his blessing).
All this comes on the heels of the news that the 3D re-dos of Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith will both be hitting theaters next year. As ScienceFiction.com tell us, they will both be coming out back to back, with Clones going live on September 20, 2013 and Sith on October 11, 2013.
It's probably inevitable that after Episode 1 was converted to 3D, the next two would get the same treatment as well, but there's also been reports the original Star Wars trilogy will be redone in 3D somewhere down the road. No official word yet but again, so expect Star Wars to keep going on and on and various permutations for years to come.