George Lucas Confirms He Was Working on STAR WARS Sequels before Selling Lucasfilm to Disney A great sigh of relief went out among fans when they learned George Lucas wouldn't be involved with the Star Wars sequels following the sale of Lucasfilm to Disney.  Instead, he's moved on to an original property by writing the story for the upcoming animated family film, Strange Magic.  However, since he's doing press for that film, he's still going to get asked about Star Wars, and thankfully he's been willing to comment on the upcoming sequels. Over a year ago, we reported that Lucas had been working on Star Wars: Episode VII before Disney acquired Lucasfilm, and he confirmed this report