By James Hibberd
Updated May 31, 2011 at 04:49 PM EDT
Lucasfilm, Ltd

Stories popped up all over this morning that George Lucas has shot 50 episodes of a live-action Star Wars TV series, that the shows are “in the can,” but, for some reason, are just sitting on the shelf waiting for some future technology to come along and finish them.

Lucas may operate in his own Skywalker Ranch bubble, but we had a baaaad feeling about this — it seemed highly unlikely The Bearded One could have cast and produced 50 episodes of a TV show without anybody finding out about it. Turns out the stories were based on a misquote and that Lucas didn’t, ahem, shoot first. Lucas has 50 completed scripts, a Lucasfilm spokesperson says, but he’s “waiting for a different type of technology we can use so it’s economically feasible to shoot the shows.”

Wonder what Lucas is waiting for? Cheaper CGI? 4D?

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