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'Star Wars' Fans Petition To Bring George Lucas Back As Director Of Episode IX

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Despite the recent success of the J.J. Abrams-helmed Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it looks like some fans prefer the old directorial regime to the new: a group of fans is petitioning to bring original Star Wars creator George Lucas back in the director's chair at least one last time, for the installment in the franchise currently known as Star Wars Episode IX.

Even though Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow was confirmed to direct the ninth movie back in August, that hasn't stopped fans from starting a petition, via Change.org, for bringing Lucas back on board for Star Wars 9 -- even despite the lackluster reception for the Star Wars prequels from 1999 to 2005.

"We have no problem with Colin Trevorrow, but he's not the right guy to direct Star Wars: Episode IX," Yuri Luiz, who launched the campaign, writes. "George Lucas as director of Episode IX would be the perfect way to end this new trilogy and make an epic farewell between the Father of Star Wars and the whole universe of the galaxy far, far away."

As of now, the petition has only 2500 signatures out of the 5000 they need.

The ninth Star Wars movie is currently slated for a 2019 release date.

Via: Comicbook.com

Source: Change.org

Photo: Neon Tommy

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