APRIL FOOLS: Zack Snyder Set for ‘Star Wars’ Reboot!

The ‘Watchmen’ director set to remake Episodes 3, 4 and 5.
BY |
APRIL FOOLS: Zack Snyder Set for ‘Star Wars’ Reboot!

Zach Snyder Set For Star Wars Reboot

Jaw-dropping news hit the convention floors at this year's Showest as attendees of the Lucasfilm panel witnessed Watchmen director, Zack Snyder and George Lucas himself announce to the world that Snyder has been tapped to reboot the Star Wars franchise. Snyder is apparently writing and directing a new version of the seminal George Lucas opus, with plans to "re-imagine" Lucas's original fan-beloved trilogy, with episodes 4, 5 and 6 of the franchise.

"To be honest, Zack wasn't always my first choice," Lucas told a crowd of skeptical journalists and fans. "But I feel he can really 300 up the project."

Lucas went on, "The original trilogy is really lacking in terms of cohesiveness, writing, and overall story structure. I just didn't have the time then to do what I did with episodes 1, 2 and 3 which represent the true intended Star Wars universe."

"Quite frankly, and I know a lot of people won't want to hear this, but I find the episodes 4-6 to be somewhat boring when compared to episodes 1-3. I just have never felt totally satisfied with this franchise and I think the fans know that."

Director Zack Snyder told fans "not to worry" and revealed that he'd like to see Mark Hammil, Harrison Ford and Billy D. Williams lend their voices to the project in some way. There is even talk about new 3-D technology, and how some characters might reappear as their "younger" selves.

Lucas and Snyder plan to reveal more in the months to come.

Best of the Web

201 comments

Want to join the discussion?

Facebook Twitter
  • narrator • 4 years ago

    Lol, this was THE BEST april fools joke ever.

    reply

    • hijoputa • 6 years ago

      Check out this video.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsotOoSUNJo&feature=related

      It's awsome.

      reply

      • instead8909 • 6 years ago

        Nice, I sure hope some people fell for this.

        reply

        • narrator • 6 years ago

          Slysnide: Good point. Look at Hitler. lol

          Comrade: Are you serious or is that a joke?

          Lol. i still can't believe they got me.

          reply

          • slysnide • 6 years ago

            silent reactor: of course anikan was a whiny bitch. who else would be an enforcer of a dictatorship? It's always the whiny runts and teased weaklings that score revenge against all others.

            reply

            • shelley • 6 years ago

              Everyone figured it was a joke. Thank goodness!

              reply

              • indianajones • 6 years ago

                GOOD ONE MOVIEWEB! lol

                reply

                • nathan-lease • 6 years ago

                  Does it Agent Dildo? Does it say April Fools? Are you serious? It does. OMG!

                  reply

                  • taberjohnson18 • 6 years ago

                    F*ck it, if George Lucas signed all his SW rights to Zack Snyder on his deathbed, the result couldn't be half as bad as anything produced after TESB.

                    reply

                    • silent-reactor99-sx • 6 years ago

                      Anakin skywalker is such a whinny little bitch, darth vader will never be the same ever!

                      reply

                      • the-gray • 6 years ago

                        Oh, and I forgot to mention the overcast of digital effects...they were distracting. And he should NEVER have done the special editions of 4-6...damn the list goes on. He should have just let me handle it!!!

                        reply

                        • the-gray • 6 years ago

                          You know...episodes 1-3 aren't bad storytelling...what's wrong is the fact Lucas can't write a script worth a damn. Omit Anakin's awkward lines, Jar-Jar and the whole "midichlorians" thing, get a director and screenplay writer who know what they're doing with Lucas' story. Let's face it, Menace would have been better had Anakin been a silent prodigy and no Jar-Jar and no ruining-the-Force-mythology-by-scientifically-explaining-it-away-with-midichlorians. Clones would have been better, again, if Anakin kept quiet. I agree, though, 4-6 can't be touched. Revenge of the Sith was really good, though, if you can stomach through Menace and Clones.

                          reply

                          • sweeneyfan1 • 6 years ago

                            I cant believe i fell for this I knew what day it was when i read this

                            reply

                            • slysnide • 6 years ago

                              What do you mean 'is this a joke' besides the caption of April Fools, GL wouldn't bash his original galactic opus, and say it needed a "300" type of boost. Of course it's just a joke. lolz

                              reply

                              • insertusernamehere • 6 years ago

                                ...it DOES say April Fools

                                reply

                                • forrestgump1 • 6 years ago

                                  Is this a joke?-LOLZ!!!!!

                                  reply

                                  • luca-frontino • 6 years ago

                                    What about a KOTOR trilogy based on the videogames?

                                    reply

                                    • narrator • 6 years ago

                                      Haha. People lay off of George. I want to see you guys do something as creative or fun. Get real.

                                      reply

                                      • fatweasel • 6 years ago

                                        Lol. fatguy hate George for his own original work! :D

                                        Fair enough. Lol.

                                        reply

                                        • miss-kayti • 6 years ago

                                          fatguy, I totally agree. If it hadn't have been April Fools Day, i would've just thought "Yeah, that sounds like something George Lucas would do".

                                          reply

                                          Popular Stories

                                          Latest Headlines

                                          James Gunn Introduces ‘Belko Experiment’ Cast

                                          James Gunn Introduces ‘Belko Experiment’ Cast

                                          Director James Gunn has revealed new cast members for ‘The Belko Experiment’ including Tony Goldwyn, John Gallagher Jr. and Michael Rooker.

                                          By Brian Gallagher | 1 hour ago

                                          17 Shares0 Comments

                                          Around the Web

                                          Popular Movies