Spielberg to Direct Star Wars Stand-Alone Movie Featuring “Droids”
Star Wars Celebration is the “Super Bowl” of Star Wars conventions. George Lucas, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and other Star Wars household names opened the convention with a Carrie Fisher tribute that left few dry eyes in the house.
News about a new series called “Forces of Destiny” hit the Internet, but most intriguing was an announcement that came from talk radio.
“Get Your Geek On” broadcasts on 930 AM KLUP in San Antonio. Tonight, they revealed some shocking news: “I have confirmed, through various sources at Star Wars Celebration, that Steven Spielberg WILL DIRECT a Star Wars standalone movie called ‘Droids’ and featuring R2-D2 and BB-8. This seems right up his alley.”
It has been long known that George Lucas tried several times to get Spielberg to direct a Star Wars movie, but Spielberg refused due to other commitments. He did consult on some of the more recent movies and declared “The Force Awakens” to be one of the biggest movies he’s ever seen. Now it seems he’s finally come on-board in a move sure to be a dream come true for Disney and Star Wars fans.
Or has he?
The host, David Gremillion, has long railed against “clickbait” news stories that promise huge news, only to mislead readers for the sole purpose of getting ad money.
“It’s despicable” he told us in an interview. “Malware and viruses can be spread this way, never mind that they’re just stupid articles to begin with.”
“The sole purpose of this was to point out how ‘modern media’ doesn’t bother with checking facts or sources. All they want to do is rush out some breaking news as fast as possible to get clicks and to hell with the consequences,” he continued. “We specifically say during the show that this is just for laughs and to point out how stupid clickbait can be. If they don’t listen to the show, that’s their fault.”
There is no doubt that a Spielberg led Star Wars movie would be incredible to see, but fans will have to keep their hopes in check for the time being.