Earlier this month, Fox News reported that George Lucas would be making two Star Wars movies for television. The article quoted the Star Wars creator as saying:
“But they won’t have members of the Skywalker family as characters,” he said. “They will be other people of that milieu.”
We reported the news as fact because, well, if you can;t trust Fox News, who can you trust? (oh wait, did we just write that?) Well MovieWeb talked to Steven Sansweet, the head of fan relations at LucasFilm, who debunked this story.
“There is no truth to that whatsoever. I haven’t even seen that rumor. I can absolutely tell you that is not true,” Sansweet said. “No, no, no, no. There are going to be two more Star Wars television series. One of them is well into production. That is Star Wars: Clone Wars. It’s a CG animated show, which we suspect will be on the air sometime next year. And then George and Rick McCullen were just now starting work on a live action series. A drama. That will probably be coming out in 2009 or 2010. He is actively at work on both of those. But the CG animated series is more adult. It has a lot of humor in it. It is very cinematic.”
So it appears that Roger Friedman of Fox411 mistook news of the two upcoming television series as two television movies. So there you have it, Rumor Killed.