He devoted much of the ‘90s to maintaining the saga’s presence in pop culture, including the release of special edition versions of the original trilogy.
He also began work on the prequels at that time, which were heavily anticipated by the fans after realizing “IV” meant they had been dropped into the middle of a much bigger story.
He then walked into the Hollywood Palladium through a side entrance, seemingly to avoid the waiting press.
A source close to the pair said that for those who know them it was no surprise.
‘It has been on the cards a while, I believe,’ an insider told Australian newspaper, Daily Telegraph.
(This is the third consecutive year that a new film in the franchise has been released.) But there is an even more festive reason to hug the nearest Wookie this “Star Wars Day,” aka “May the Fourth:” the fast approaching 40th anniversary of , as well as pay tribute to the passing of our princess general, Carrie Fisher.
In his reflection on the movie, Lucas summarized his original intention for the now-iconic film.