For those of you still wondering whether Natalie Portman will play Indy's daughter in Indiana Jones 4, George Lucas has three words for you: "No, absolutely not." The writer-producer-director spoke to IESB recently, where he told them -- point blank -- to ask him anything they wanted and he would tell them whether it was true or not. Now, I interview folks all the time and I can imagine there's a ton of pressure placed on you when George Lucas is standing there -- not to mention, when he says things like that. The girl from IESB did the best she could, primarily focusing on the Star Wars animated series.
Another wild rumor Lucas was quick to tackle was the one concerning another potential big-screen Star Wars trilogy, one that would take place after Episode VI. According to Lucas, "The Skywalkers are done." He did talk at length about the animated series, which he says takes place between Episodes I and II. Basically, all the characters from the first three episodes will be in there, as well as a host of new ones. There's a chance Boba Fett will make an appearance, but as Lucas states, "It's possible, but he's still a little kid -- remember that." On whether or not a clip or trailer for the animated series will be shown at Celebration IV, Lucas smiled -- but in a way that suggested IESB was reading his mind -- and said, "That, I cannot tell you." Finally, when asked if he had anything to say to Star Wars fans, Lucas replied, "Star Wars is not dead ... it's going to get better and better over the next few years."