When George Lucas
went back and digitally altered the original Star Wars
movies by digitally adding moronic looking characters, the fans cried foul but chalked it up to Lucas being off his rocker as per usual.
When Lucas unleashed three subpar Star Wars prequels on the world -- including Jar Jar Binks, one of the most irritating movie characters ever created -- fans screamed foul, but eventually let it go after realizing that there are worse things in life than watching Natalie Portman look pretty and vulnerable for 2-1/2 hours.
Now, though, Lucas may have finally reached the epicenter of lunacy, as reports indicate the filmmaker is buying up the film rights for dead celebrities in order to digitally put them all in one movie together.
According to an interview with ex-Lucas collaborator Mel Smith, the iconic, egotistical billionaire wants to put folks like Orson Welles and Barbara Stanwyck in a film alongside today's stars. Sure, it was cute when Forrest Gump did it -- and, well, who wouldn't want to watch Hayden Christensen butcher his lines alongside a digitally revived James Dean -- but since George Lucas's definition of “subtle” includes a middle finger pointed directly at the audience, we may want to just ignore him on this one and hope he magically goes away.