APRIL FOOLS: Zack Snyder Set for 'Star Wars' Reboot!

The 'Watchmen' director set to remake Episodes 3, 4 and 5.

Zach Snyder Set For Star Wars Reboot

Jaw-dropping news hit the convention floors at this year's Showest as attendees of the Lucasfilm panel witnessed Watchmen director, Zack Snyder and George Lucas himself announce to the world that Snyder has been tapped to reboot the Star Wars franchise. Snyder is apparently writing and directing a new version of the seminal George Lucas opus, with plans to "re-imagine" Lucas's original fan-beloved trilogy, with episodes 4, 5 and 6 of the franchise.

"To be honest, Zack wasn't always my first choice," Lucas told a crowd of skeptical journalists and fans. "But I feel he can really 300 up the project."

Lucas went on, "The original trilogy is really lacking in terms of cohesiveness, writing, and overall story structure. I just didn't have the time then to do what I did with episodes 1, 2 and 3 which represent the true intended Star Wars universe."

"Quite frankly, and I know a lot of people won't want to hear this, but I find the episodes 4-6 to be somewhat boring when compared to episodes 1-3. I just have never felt totally satisfied with this franchise and I think the fans know that."

Director Zack Snyder told fans "not to worry" and revealed that he'd like to see Mark Hammil, Harrison Ford and Billy D. Williams lend their voices to the project in some way. There is even talk about new 3-D technology, and how some characters might reappear as their "younger" selves.

Lucas and Snyder plan to reveal more in the months to come.


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  1. the Narrator

    Lol, this was THE BEST april fools joke ever.

    4 years agoby @narratorFlag

  2. hijoputa

    Check out this video.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsotOoSUNJo&feature=related
    It's awsome.

    6 years agoby @hijoputaFlag

  3. Writer220

    Nice, I sure hope some people fell for this.

    6 years agoby @writer220Flag

  4. the Narrator

    Slysnide: Good point. Look at Hitler. lol

    Comrade: Are you serious or is that a joke?

    Lol. i still can't believe they got me.

    6 years agoby @narratorFlag

  5. slysnide

    silent reactor: of course anikan was a whiny bitch. who else would be an enforcer of a dictatorship? It's always the whiny runts and teased weaklings that score revenge against all others.

    6 years agoby @slysnideFlag

  6. Shelley

    Everyone figured it was a joke. Thank goodness!

    6 years agoby @shelleyFlag

  7. GK

    GOOD ONE MOVIEWEB! lol

    6 years agoby @indianajonesFlag

  8. nathan_lease

    Does it Agent Dildo? Does it say April Fools? Are you serious? It does. OMG!

    6 years agoby @nathan-leaseFlag

  9. -comrade-

    F*ck it, if George Lucas signed all his SW rights to Zack Snyder on his deathbed, the result couldn't be half as bad as anything produced after TESB.

    6 years agoby @taberjohnson18Flag

  10. silent_reactor99_sx

    Anakin skywalker is such a whinny little bitch, darth vader will never be the same ever!

    6 years agoby @silent-reactor99-sxFlag

  11. the_gray

    Oh, and I forgot to mention the overcast of digital effects...they were distracting. And he should NEVER have done the special editions of 4-6...damn the list goes on. He should have just let me handle it!!!

    6 years agoby @the-grayFlag

  12. the_gray

    You know...episodes 1-3 aren't bad storytelling...what's wrong is the fact Lucas can't write a script worth a damn. Omit Anakin's awkward lines, Jar-Jar and the whole "midichlorians" thing, get a director and screenplay writer who know what they're doing with Lucas' story. Let's face it, Menace would have been better had Anakin been a silent prodigy and no Jar-Jar and no ruining-the-Force-mythology-by-scientifically-explaining-it-away-with-midichlorians. Clones would have been better, again, if Anakin kept quiet. I agree, though, 4-6 can't be touched. Revenge of the Sith was really good, though, if you can stomach through Menace and Clones.

    6 years agoby @the-grayFlag

  13. sweeneyfan1

    I cant believe i fell for this I knew what day it was when i read this

    6 years agoby @sweeneyfan1Flag

  14. slysnide

    What do you mean 'is this a joke' besides the caption of April Fools, GL wouldn't bash his original galactic opus, and say it needed a "300" type of boost. Of course it's just a joke. lolz

    6 years agoby @slysnideFlag

  15. T.Clark

    ...it DOES say April Fools

    6 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  16. Forrestgump1

    Is this a joke?-LOLZ!!!!!

    6 years agoby @forrestgump1Flag

  17. luca_frontino

    What about a KOTOR trilogy based on the videogames?

    6 years agoby @luca-frontinoFlag

  18. the Narrator

    Haha. People lay off of George. I want to see you guys do something as creative or fun. Get real.

    6 years agoby @narratorFlag

  19. FatWeasel

    Lol. fatguy hate George for his own original work! :D

    Fair enough. Lol.

    6 years agoby @fatweaselFlag

  20. miss_kayti

    fatguy, I totally agree. If it hadn't have been April Fools Day, i would've just thought "Yeah, that sounds like something George Lucas would do".

    6 years agoby @miss-kaytiFlag

  21. Witchking86

    You know if this were not April Fools than i would have definitely believed it because only George Lucas could do something that stupid, of course i wouldn't doubt it, he really knows how to &$^% these movies up, 123 sucked balls, and nothing will ever touch the originals... i hate you GL!!

    6 years agoby @fatguy1986Flag

  22. Shaitan

    Not all people bought it, check my comments. What started as a joke, we saw it before as a good idea. Ep 1-2-3 are better in state.of.the.art.fx, plus acting and 4-5-6 are better in story telling and heart. The posibility of combine the best of both worlds are exciting.

    6 years agoby @shaitanFlag

  23. The Boondock Saint

    episodes 1-3are better then episodes 4-6? somebody please tell me tis is a joke!

    6 years agoby @combatmadness360Flag

  24. gato

    no pues oe

    6 years agoby @gatoFlag

  25. Jefferson4300

    if he want to reboot a film
    reboot daredevil and fantastic four

    6 years agoby @jefferson4300Flag

  26. funksk8er

    I dont know what is more funny...this joke...or the fact that people bought it.

    6 years agoby @funksk8erFlag

  27. T.Clark

    Mass Effect, please

    OR

    A brand new trilogy not tying into Lucas's saga

    6 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  28. The Dark Knight

    dude he could so do it.

    6 years agoby @thedarkknight23Flag

  29. the Narrator

    DAMN IT!!!! WHAY!?!?!? I wanted Zack to at least do episodes 789! DAMN IT!!!!!!!!

    6 years agoby @narratorFlag

  30. T.Clark

    HAHAHAHAHAH...you got me Movieweb, good one...

    ...I'm gonna go sob in the corner now...blow me, April Fool. Your holiday is the most pointless sh*t imaginable

    6 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag