The internet had collectively lost it when news came out last week that George Lucas was going to write and executive produce the Cassian Andor series for Disney+, but it looks like it was fake news.
Thanks to ABC reporter Clayton Sandell, we now know that multiple sources have confirmed that Lucas is in fact, NOT working on Star Wars again. Here’s the post:
FACT CHECK: No, George Lucas is NOT returning to write/produce/direct the Cassian Andor series for Disney+. Yes, I'm embarrassed to say I checked into it and bothered actual sources. This has been Friday's edition of Debunking Ridiculous Star Wars Clickbait Rumors. As you were.
— Clayton Sandell (@Clayton_Sandell) February 8, 2020
Seeing that the fandom is as volatile as ever, a lot of people have been wanting to see Lucas back in the franchise for a while, and though he does do his fair share of set visits, I don’t really think he’s eager to come back to the franchise, especially what he had to go through with the backlash of the prequels.
What I think is, as long as there are adult fans for Star Wars who don’t understand that the franchise is primarily for children, there will always be backlash. Personally, I loved how Rian Johnson had tried to ‘mature’ the franchise with the story of The Last Jedi, but Disney caved in from the haters and gave us the fanservice-y mess that was The Rise of Skywalker.
For now, the franchise seems to have undergone a hiatus with the films, but the series are still underway. It’s likely that Cassian Andor will get started first too, seeing that the Obi-Wan series has been delayed to a production start next year.
Though 2020 doesn’t have a Star Wars movie, we are getting the second season of The Mandalorian on Disney+ this October.