A Star Wars Episode IX rumor says that none other than George Lucas has been brought in to lend a hand to director J.J. Abrams as he works on post-production. If true turning to the person who gave birth to the our favorite universe is a good first step.
Please be advised to take this with a grain of salt. The rumor, which can be read here on We Got This Covered says Star Wars creator George Lucas has helped with “numerous sequences to fine-tune some of the legacy characters and their interactions with some of the Sequel Trilogy characters.”
Given his work on the Prequel Trilogy this could possibly be either good or bad news depending on your point of view. Given the reactions from some of the fandom onThe Last Jedi and Solo it certainly could not hurt if indeed George Lucas is involved.
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IF — and that’s a big IF — Lucas is helping, it would only be on some of the smaller aspects. Abrams and company are still in charge of the creative aspect of the film, it should be fine. If it goes deeper say like re-shoots it could get dicey. Abrams knows the direction and tone of the film he is looking for.
That would mean that again — if true — Lucas would have to have knowledge of the film, story and tone. Something that generally outside help does not have have privilege to no matter their stature.
Being this is only a rumor, it would be alright to seek help from the franchise’s creator. It is, however, hard to see Disney asking for help. It has backed both The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi to no end.
In the end, this seems like a false rumor — one made up to get attention. Sure, it’s plausible that Lucas could have been brought in as he was seen on the set of The Mandalorian. However, Lucas is likely always welcome on Star Wars sets, so even if he had been spotted anywhere near Episode IX stuff, he should be.
Episode IX is scheduled to release worldwide on December 20.