A new rumor indicates that Disney is killing off the original trilogy Star Wars characters because George Lucas still receives financial recompense for the use of the original trilogy and prequel trilogy characters.
The rumor comes from YouTuber Doomcock.
He states, “Disney did not purchase the rights to Star Wars outright lock, stock, and barrel. George Lucas still retains some kind of financial attachment to the original characters. That is why they are being systematically destroyed, discarded, bent, folded, spindled, and mutilated in order to promote the Disney original sequel characters over the George Lucas characters which are somehow encumbered.”
Doomcock continues, “It is a rumor that potentially explains so very, very much about Disney’s otherwise inexplicable behavior and treatment of the Star Wars franchise. This is why Disney has been trying to kill off the original characters in the sequel trilogy and why the original characters were excluded from Galaxy’s Edge. It’s because George Lucas still has a stake in those characters.” (Related: Disney CEO Bob Iger Confirms Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Attendance Lower Than Expected)
Doomcock adds, “My source with ties to Lucasfilm claims that Lucas gets a 25% royalty on any elements of the original trilogy that Disney uses. That is why Disney is trying to kill off the original trilogy. That is why they are not using any of the original characters in the theme park because of a lousy 25% if this rumor is true.”
YouTuber Gary Buechler of Nerdrotic also indicated an insider told him, “I know why they could not use the originals as its base for the sequel trilogy. They didn’t buy them. Lucas still owns the originals and they license from him.” The source then states, ” The implications of this is huge and that is coz this is why Disney has not put out a despecialized edition and has been trying to kill off original characters.” (Related: New Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Alleged Plot Leaks Reveal Rey’s Real Parentage and How Emperor Palpatine Returns)
Gary notes, “I think that [George Lucas] owns a piece. Or has the right to a percentage of any profits from older stuff.”
What do you make of this new rumor? Do you think George Lucas is still getting a piece of Star Wars?