Is Peter Jackson Attached To The New Star Wars Trilogy?

Or is this just a cruel prank? On April 1st, Jackson gave a Q&A on YouTube about The Desolation of Smaug. But around the 4:51 mark, things took a turn towards another franchise.

1. Let’s relax and watch this lovely video about Middle Earth.

2. Wait. Go back.

3. There. Right there! Zoom in.

4. Enhance! My God…can it be?

5. Star Wars: Episode VIII in Peter Jackson’s possession!?

Okay, let’s all calm down for a minute. Considering the date this was released, how obviously Jackson flubbed around to give ample time for eagle-eyed fans to catch a glimpse and that Episode VII hasn’t finished casting, much less hit pre-production, it’s safe to assume this Episode VIII script is an April Fool’s Day prank.

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