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Is George Lucas writing for the new ‘Andor’ series?

George Lucas has been credited with writing new episodes of ‘Andor.’ Is it true?

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George Lucas, director of “Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith,” poses at Skywalker Ranch in San Rafael, Calif.

George Lucas, director of “Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith,” poses at Skywalker Ranch in San Rafael, Calif. George Lucas has been credited with writing new episodes of ‘Andor.’ Is it true?

Eric Risberg, Associated Press

A new “Star Wars” rumor suggests that George Lucas — the creator of a galaxy far, far away — might be returning to write episodes of the new “Andor” Disney+ series.

Wait, really?

IMDb currently lists Lucas as a writer for two episodes of “Andor.”

He is listed with Tony Gilroy and Stephen Schiff as writers for the show. Gilroy has one episode listed next to his name and Schiff has “unknown” episodes next to his.

  • The listing caught the attention of Inside the Magic, which covers news and rumors for all things Disney.
  • “While he doesn’t seem to have total control of ‘Andor,’ it is likely that Lucas’s episodes will be able to propel the storyline forward however he sees fit,” the report said.
  • Inside the Magic said “it is possible that Lucas will write additional scripts.”

However ...

It should be noted that IMDb has — for years — listed actors, writers and directors for projects without official confirmation. Oftentimes, people will use IMDb’s listing to fuel rumors that end up not being true. There’s no official confirmation from IMDb.

  • IMDb calls itself “the world’s most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content.”

That said ...

In January 2021, a “Star Wars” rumor suggested Disney wanted to reset the “Star Wars” trilogy and mentioned Lucas could return as a director for a new “Star Wars” miniseries, as I wrote about for the Deseret News. So there’s that bit of evidence.

Lucas has reportedly expressed interest in returning to “Star Wars,” too, after he has spent time on the set of “The Mandalorian.”

In fact, Lucas thought he would have more of a say in the “Star Wars” sequel trilogy since he wrote an entire draft of it, as I wrote about for the Deseret News.

  • “I’ve spent my life creating ‘Star Wars’ — 40 years — and giving it up was very, very painful. But it was the right thing to do,” Lucas added. “I thought I was going to have a little bit more to say about the next three because I’d already started them, but they decided they wanted to do something else. Things don’t always work out the way you want. Life is like that.”