George Lucas Told “Star Wars” Actors Mark Hamill And Carrie Fisher About Episodes 7, 8 And 9 Before Anyone Else Knew

November 3, 2012 • By

George Lucas asked “Star Wars” actors Mark Hamill (Luke) and Carrie Fisher (Leia) out to lunch a long while ago, and revealed to them that he was planning to make episodes 7, 8 and 9 in the franchise. Here’s what Mark revealed after the news broke that George sold LucasFilm to the Walt Disney Company, via Perez Hilton:

I had no idea that George was going to sell to Disney until I read it online like everybody else. He did tell us last summer about wanting to go on and do [Episodes] VII, VIII, and IX, and that [newly appointed Lucasfilm president] Kathleen Kennedy would be doing them… I guess he wanted us to know before everybody else knew… Last August, he asked Carrie and I to have lunch with him… So when he said, ‘We decided we’re going to do Episodes VII, VIII, and IX,’ I was just gobsmacked. ‘What? Are you nuts?!’ I can see both sides of it. Because in a way, there was a beginning, a middle, and an end and we all lived happily ever after and that’s the way it should be… But on the other hand, there’s this ravenous desire on the part of the true believers to have more and more and more material.

How do YOU feel about more “Star Wars” episodes being made?