Petition To Allow George Lucas Back To Star Wars

Seriously? There’s news that someone’s put together a petition to have George Lucas direct Episode IX.

I can only assume that the author of the petition hasn’t seen the prequel movies or listened to any of the dialogue within them. I love Star Wars and, by and large, really enjoyed Episode VII even though I’d spent the previous year saying I didn’t want to see Han Solo in his 70s (I was wrong about that, by the way) but having Lucas return to direct Episode IX?

Are You Joking

The totally unrelated picture above comes from Bryan Talbot’s excellent Grandville Noël which I had as a Christmas present and when I saw that picture yesterday, I thought “Must save that – it’ll come in handy for a blog post when someone suggests something ridiculous on the internet.” One day later . . .