Sad news today, Sithizens. The great Maker himself, George Lucas, announced in an interview with the New York Times that he is retiring from blockbuster filmmaking and “moving away from the business, from the company, from all this kind of stuff”. Once he’s finished working on Red Tails and a possible fifth Indiana Jones film (yay?), Lucas will concentrate on making small, arthouse films.
Whilst the news of Mr. Lucas’ retirement will be treated with a myriad of reactions from tears to naked dancing around burning effigies, the PR team decided to ask the people whose opinions matter the most: George Lucas’ creations, the characters of Star Wars.
With six biographical feature films, a TV series, numerous books, comics and a swathe of merchandising, Darth Vader’s past has been well documented. But what of his present? What became of everybody’s favourite Dark Lord of the Sith after his alleged death at the end of Return of the Jedi?
The PR Team sit down for an exclusive interview with one of Twitter’s most consistently impressive Tweeters, @DepressedDarth, to find out.
DSPR: Let’s start by addressing the Hutt in the room. A lot of people think they saw you die on the second Death Star, yet here you are, living on Earth. What happened? DD: Who said I was on earth? Due to certain so-called “War Crimes” I’ve committed, I’d rather not give up my location. Let’s just say I’m not living as comfortably as Osama Bin Laden was before his death.