This week, the rumor mill was running at full power when The Sun reported that Mel Smith, friend of George Lucas, claimed the Star Wars film maker was buying up the film rights to dead actors and actresses in order to put their likenesses in a film. Of course this isn’t true.
Tuesday, a Lucasfilm spokesperson told OnTheRedCarpet.com that, “This is a false rumor.”
How anyone could possibly believe this is crazy to me. “The Maker” may love his technology, but I couldn’t possibly see him doing some quite so. . . silly. And this is the guy who created Jar Jar, so that’s saying a lot.
Besides, doesn’t Mr. Lucas have enough on his plate, what with the ongoing Clone Wars series, the live-action series, converting the holy saga to 3D, and Seth Greens animated Star Wars comedy. One thing at a time, sir.
Author: Daniel S. (Dankyn)