Star Wars: Flogging Dead Wookies
Source: Dark Horizons
Well as if the first two prequels weren't torture enough, it looks like some sequels might be on the way as well if you believe the latest rumours amongst the rabid 'Wars' fanbase which emerged in the latest issue of Brit movie mag Hot Dog according to TheForce.Net.
The December 2003 issue did an article on Peter Mayhew, better known as the walking car horn called Chewbacca, where its indicated that "Not only has he been rescued from obscurity and given the chance to reprise his role as our Wookiee comrade for Episode III, but his contract also stipulates that he'd be required to appear in Episodes 7, 8, and 9".
Its believable in terms of legal sense as it would save Lucas paying extra salary to Mayhew if it went ahead, but already there's swirlings that this is as good as a green light for post-Jedi adventures despite Lucasfilm's official stance on a sequel trilogy which at present remains a resolute "No".
In any case Lucas, McCallum and all those joes are buried in post-production work on the final prequel. Around two dozen FX shots of the 2,000+ amount required are complete. The opening sequence is revealed to revolve heavily around a missile carrying an important payload and a big scale space battle.