Allowing George Lucas to direct the Obi-Wan film
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Let George Lucas direct the Obi-Wan anthology film. I know what you all are saying (especially you extremely difficult to please Star Wars fans) "George Lucas? Directing another Star Wars film? Oh my god, no! It'll be awful! He will ruin it!". Will he? I beg to differ. Here's the thing. George Lucas created this character we all grew up with and love. He's directed the old man Ben Kenobi and the young cunning warrior Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi. Say what you want about the prequels, myself included in the mix of people who does not enjoy them, but you can't deny that Obi-Wan was the best part of the prequel trilogy. Was he not? Ewan McGregor, as far as I'm concerned, stole those films. He is the only redeeming factor, minus the Duel of the Fates and 45 minutes of Revenge of the Sith. George did that. George worked with Ewan, he directed Ewan, he got Ewan to become the embodiment of the younger version of the classic character we all fell in love with in 1977. THIS was George and George alone. He is a talented director. Sure the prequels weren't what we expected them to be and yeah they weren't at all good and the story was all over the place but, I am confident this wouldn't be the case here.
He would only be the director. They have a screenwriter, he wouldn't be producing. He would just be working as a director. This is the perfect way for him to comeback, show us fans that he is the director we remember him being, and it would allow him to have the proper goodbye to the franchise HE built and fought for. The franchise that WE love and have been apart of for our entire lives. I feel for George. His passion towards the franchise has been weakened by these so called "die hards" who sand in his face (puns intended) because he wanted to give you all the movies he felt you as fans deserved to see. This is his franchise and his alone. Give him the send off he and us as fans need. There have already been rumors that he has been location scouting, so maybe Lucasfilm is already giving him this film. But, let's give it the extra push it needs.
Disney and Lucasfilm have taken his ideas and chucked them out of the window, so its the least they could do. I personally think he'd do a great job. It's not like the film needs anything crazy. It's a contained story, almost like how Logan was. He hasn't directed anything since Revenge of the Sith, and I think it would be a very personal project for him. He slipped up, we all do. He was ridiculed for it and now hated by fans saying he "ruined his own franchise". But he didn't ruin it. He made us appreciate what he created back in 1977. Peter Jackson didn't get all the hate with The Hobbit films which are easily worse. We pushed George out of his own franchise. We made him quit directing because he took it so personal. So give him a second chance to show us what he can do. Give him the film he deserves, and let him have his final goodbye to the franchise he cared for so dearly. If it comes down to it and he doesn't want to do it, then so be it. But I say give him the opportunity again. Let him back in for his final send off. I'd like to see one last Lucas directed Star Wars film before he dies. What do we have to lose? Not sure how many people we would need so let's get as many people as humanly possible! Share this petition and tell your friends to share it too. Let's make this happen.
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