Sadly, no. No he doesn’t. Rumors started to spread earlier this week when George Lucas sat down for an interview with G4’s Attack of the Show, that had many speculating that George Lucas had already shot 50 hours of a Star Wars television show, but shelved it.
We have 50 hours and we’re just waiting to figure out a different way of making movies, a different technology we can use … to make it feasible to shoot the show…When we do figure this problem out it will dramatically affect a lot of movies. Right now it looks like the Star Wars features.
What Lucas really meant to say was he had 50 hours of the Star Wars television series (set between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope) written, not filmed. This is all according to io9.com who called up Lucasfilm PR directly to get it all sorted out. Of course this is just the thing a PR person WOULD say to throw us all off the scent.
I know a lot of people are turned off by Lucas and Star Wars at the moment, but I absolutely love what is going on in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and if there was another live-action television series on the air, you can bet I’d be sitting on the floor with my bowl of popcorn, giggling like a six year old.