Fans of the Cartoon Network miniseries, Star Wars: Clones Wars (the only good thing to come out of Star Wars since the Ewoks took back Endor)
, already know that the story takes place between the 2nd and 3rd Star Wars prequels.
With the new movie Clone Wars movie (opening Aug.15) abandon all hope of it ever moving past that. In fact, George Lucas himself says don't expect to EVER see Star Wars progress past 'Return of the Jedi'.
"Whatever it is that happens afterward, that isn't the core 'Star Wars' story that I like to tell. There really isn't any story to tell there,"
Lucas said. "It's been covered in the books and video games and comic books, which are things I think are incredibly creative but that I don't really have anything to do with other than being the person who built the sandbox they're playing in."
"I get asked all the time, 'What happens after "Return of the Jedi"?,' and there really is no answer for that,"
he said. "The movies were the story of Anakin Skywalker and Luke Skywalker, and when Luke saves the galaxy and redeems his father, that's where that story ends."
" 'The Clone Wars' is a lot of fun for me, because in the normal course of the Skywalker saga, what happened during the Clone Wars is never told -- we see a little of the beginning and a little of the end, but other than that, it's skipped over,"
"Obviously, during a war, there are lots and lots of stories, there's action, there's drama, there's heartbreak
and sometimes there's comedy. Anakin was a part of the Clone Wars, so it makes a certain sense to tell these stories, because they ultimately do affect him."