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.