R2-D2 and C-3PO, two droids from the Star Wars series are seen in this still from one of the original films. These droids are two of only four characters that appear in all six of George Lucas's 'Star Wars' films. Lucasfilm/20th Century Fox/Newscom
General Grievous, commander of the Separatist Droid Army in the film 'Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith' is seen in this still. Lucasfilm/ILM/Newscom
The battle droid army in the film 'Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones' is seen in this still. Lucasfilm/Jak Productions/Newscom
Director George Lucas shares his thoughts with droid R2-D2 and actor Jake Lloyd, who plays young Anakin Skywalker, on the set of 'Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace.' Keith Hamshere/Lucasfilm/SHNS/Newscom
Thousands of battle Droids get ready to march out under the cover of their large landing ships, to invade the planet Naboo in this scene from 'Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace.' UPI/Newscom
In this photo, Mark Hamill portrays the character Luke Skywalker in this scene from the initial 'Star Wars' release, with the droll droid C-3PO. Lucasfilm/AP
Mailboxes across the US were dressed as the 'Star Wars' droid R2-D2 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the sci-fi movie classic in 2007. Newscom/File
Robotic battle platforms, All Terrain Armored Transports, are seen on the Planet Hoth in this still from 'Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back.' Newscom
Lego versions of R2-D2 and C-3PO are seen running from Lego Scout Troopers. Zuma/Newscom
Actor Kenny Baker (r.), who plays robot R2D2 in all of the 'Star Wars' movies is seen at 'Collectormania', the UK's largest celebrity signing. Newscom/File
Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill, who starred in the original 'Star Wars' trilogy, are discussing appearing in the new movies, according to Hamill. Carrie Fisher starred as Princess Leia Organa, while Mark Hamill played Luke Skywalker.
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February 22, 2013
It wasn’t long after Disney announced its acquisition of Lucasfilm, and intention to produce more Star Wars movies beginning with Episode VII, that Jedi Master Luke Skywalker (that’s actor Mark Hamill, for all the non-SW fanatics reading this) was pressed for information, with regard to insider knowledge he possesses. At the time, the geek-favorite turned revered voice actor revealed that George Lucas had indeed told him ahead of time about plans for a new trilogy - though, apparently he left out that little detail about selling his mon$ter company to the Mouse House.