Now that George Lucas has sold the rights to Lucasfilm and his Star Wars franchise to Disney, director Alexandre O. Philippe is making a sequel to his 2010 documentary The People Vs. George Lucas. The first film examined the relationship between fans and the legendary Star Wars creator after the the prequels were released and the majority of his fans were pissed off. The sequel basically asks the question, "What does the future of Star Wars look like without George Lucas?"
The producers of the project just announced the production of The People vs. George Lucas Episode II, released a poster, and set the release date for December 2015. That's the same month and year that Star Wars Episode VII comes out. Here's the official announcement with the synopsis:
We are proud to announce THE PEOPLE vs GEORGE LUCAS – EPISODE II is now officially in production, and slated for a December 2015 worldwide release.
In keeping with the tradition of our enormously popular original film, this participatory documentary is now open for submissions to fans around the world. Rants, opinions, parodies, fan films, images, songs, and creative speculations about STAR WARS – EPISODE VII are encouraged, and can be submitted directly via our website: pvg2.com
There is a great disturbance in the world of STAR WARS fandom.
While many seem delighted that George Lucas finally handed over the reins, and excited about the future of the franchise; others are worried about the Disneyfication of the galaxy far, far away that has defined their childhood.
THE PEOPLE vs. GEORGE LUCAS – EPISODE II will draw the curtain on the examination of the most complex relationship between a creator and his fans in the world of popular culture, asking the question: what does the future of STAR WARS look like without George Lucas?
The first doc was great, and I'll definitely watch the sequel.
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