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Finally, Star Wars to Be Funny on Purpose

Maybe because he's finally realized everyone has been laughing at his movies for 33 years, George Lucas has announced plans for a new animated Star Wars comedy series. Whether it'll be as funny as the 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special, the stop-motion Tauntaun in Empire Strikes Back, or any of the acting in the three prequels remains to be seen, but Robot Chicken creators Seth Green and Matthew Seinreich will be involved, as will Daily Show writer Brendan Hay. Says Green in a press release: “The Star Wars universe is so dense and rich; it’s crazy to think that there aren’t normal, mundane everyday problems in a world so well-defined. And it’s even crazier to think of what those problems might be, since it’s all set in a galaxy far, far away. What do these characters do when they’re not overthrowing Empires?" If whatever it is is as funny as their dancing and golfing, we're tentatively excited about this.

Lucasfilm draws 'Star Wars' comedy [Variety]
Laugh It Up, Fuzzball: Lucas Plans ‘Star Wars’ Comedy Series [ArtsBeat/NYT]