Fans Launch Petition To Bring George Lucas Back To Direct Star Wars Episode IX

by Brandon Davis

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Some Star Wars fans have launched a petition to have George Lucas, creator of the galaxy far, far away, return to the franchise for Episode IX.

Episode IX is all set to be directed by Jurassic World man, Colin Trevorrow.

"We have no problem with Colin Trevorrow, but he's not the right guy to direct Star Wars: Episode IX," the campaign states. "George Lucas as director of Episode IX would be the perfect way to end this new trilogy and make an epic farewell between the Father of Star Wars and the whole universe of the galaxy far, far away." 

George Lucas directed the original Star Wars, Episode IV: A New Hope, back in 1977 and returned to the franchise's director's chair for the less-acclaimed prequels from 1999-2005. He has since sold all rights to the Star Wars movies to Disney, who assumed complete creative control beginning with 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The campaign is slow-going, at the moment. Their goal is 500 signatures, which certainly won't be enough for Disney to even click their link, but they're currently sitting at 169 signatures, at the time of this article's publishing.

To check out the campaign, head over to Yuri Luiz's Change.org effort.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is now playing in theaters. Episode IX is set for release in 2019.

By Brandon Davis

Brandon is a proud graduate of the University of South Carolina and the insider/expert of all things The Walking Dead. He is also a massive fan of all things comic book movie, Dwayne Johnson, and pitifully obsessed with LOST.