ABC entertainment president Channing Dungey told Entertainment Weekly, “The conversations with Lucas, we have had conversations with them and will continue to have conversations with them.”
She added somewhat unnecessarily: “I think it would be wonderful if we could find a way to extend that brand into our programming.”
Wonderful and lucrative, too, surely, following the $2billion booty earned at the box office by JJ Abrams’ sure-footed reboot of one of the world’s most popular sci-fi series with the first film in the new series ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’.
George Lucas made a reported $4billion when he sold LucasFilm to Disney back in 2012, much of which he announced he would be donating to charity.
He revealed previously that many of his creative ideas for the new series had been discarded by JJ Abrams. He also complained that the hit film had a “retro feel”.
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