Did you hate the Star Wars prequel trilogy? Then you'll be pleased to hear that series creator/defiler George Lucas's involvement in the Disney-led sequel trilogy is looking increasingly minor.
During an interview for his new film Strange Magic, Lucas revealed that Disney has scrapped the formative plans he laid out for successive Star Wars films. Though Lucas's sequel treatments were part of Disney's $4.06 billion acquisition of Lucasfilm, they have not been used.
"The ones that I sold to Disney, they came to the decision that they didn't really want to do those," Lucas told CinemaBlend.
"They made up their own. So it's not the ones that I originally wrote."
With Episode VII having had at least three writers work on its script (initially Toy Story 3 scribe Michael Arndt, followed by director J. J. Abrams and Empire Strikes Back veteran Lawrence Kasdan) this perhaps won't come as a surprise. While Lucas's fingerprints will be all over the returning characters, settings and vehicles, perhaps at least we won't have to endure exchanges like this: