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George Lucas has said that he is not interested in making Star Wars movies set after ‘Return of the Jedi’.

Speaking to reporters, Lucas said,  “Whatever it is that happens afterward, that isn’t the core Star Wars story that I like to tell. There really isn’t any story to tell there. It’s been covered in the books and video games and comic books, which are things I think are incredibly creative but that I don’t really have anything to do with other than being the person who built the sandbox they’re playing in.”

He added: “I get asked all the time, ‘What happens after Return of the Jedi?,’ and there really is no answer for that. The movies were the story of Anakin Skywalker and Luke Skywalker, and when Luke saves the galaxy and redeems his father, that’s where that story ends.”

Lucas said he was happy to focus on his new animated project Star Wars: The Clone Wars, which is set between the prequels Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith.

Commenting on the latest feature, he said: “The Clone Wars is a lot of fun for me, because in the normal course of the Skywalker saga, what happened during the Clone Wars is never told – we see a little of the beginning and a little of the end, but other than that, it’s skipped over.”

Star Wars: The Clone Wars is released in cinemas this August.