In rather a surprise announcement (or rather reminder) at the ShoWest convention during a quick chat about Star Wars: The Clone Wars
(animated movie and series, not awful game), George Lucas gave an interview with ComingSoon.net about his first original film since the early 90s, entitled Red Tails
. Read a brief preview of the interview here
will tell the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first all African-American pilot squad that flew during World War II. And to balance the seriousness of this update, wibble blibble plip plop plap. Update
: Ahhh, that's better, I thought the world was coming to an end then. George talks to Empire about Star Wars
. Animated Clone Wars
and the upcoming live TV series.
Now, you remember The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
, Lucas' last TV series? You know how they, despite being quite enjoyable, very rarely made any attempt to do anything that made us love the movies so much? Well:
The live action show doesn't have any of the characters from the movies. It takes place at the same time, between episodes three and four, but it doesn't have anything to do with the Skywalkers. You kind of hear about the Emperor, and it takes place in that world, but it's like you have the TV show 24 and the TV show The Wire; they're in the same place but they're two completely different things."
So, no Emperor, no Darth Vader, no Yoda, no Obi-Wan Kenobi, no Luke, no Leia, no Han Solo, no Jabba The Hutt, Boba Fett etc. Feel those Young Indy
That ComingSoon interview is now viewable for your reading pleasure
. There's a little of Red Tails
and Lucas' films post-Sith
, but it's mostly about The Clone Wars
For extra fun value, why not imagine George Lucas' words being said by a Star Wars character? Darth Vader's pretty good.