Lucas: 'Stars Wars' Ends

George Lucas has told Vanity Fair he plans to call it quits after the much-anticipated three-part prequel to his blockbuster “Star Wars” trilogy. The long-standing perception has been that the complete “Star Wars” saga would be nine parts. “I never had a story for the sequels, for the later ones,” Lucas says in the February edition of the magazine. “And also, I’ll be to a point in my age where to do another trilogy would take 10 years.” Lucas, 55, said he would “probably not” be open to letting someone else make “Star Wars” movies. The first new movie in the new series, “Star Wars: Episode I, The Phantom Menace,” is scheduled to be released in the US on May 21. Episodes II and III are promised for the years 2002 and 2005, Lucas said.

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