CATEGORIES Animation, Fandom, Newsstand, Home Entertainment, Comic/Superhero/Geek, Features, Movie News, CinematicalIf you're a fan of Family Guy, then I'm sure you're fully aware that the animated television show is about to put out their second Star Wars spoof, titled Family Guy: Something, Something, Something Dark Side, on DVD and Blu-ray on December 22nd. This time around they'll be spoofing Empire Strikes Back with another hour-long moviesode, and then next year they plan to put out a final one that spoofs Return of the Jedi. The first moviesode, of course, was titled Blue Harvest and spoofed Episode IV: A New Hope. According to a chat with The LA Times, Family Guy creator Seth McFarlane confirmed that he's pretty much stopping at Jedi when it comes to these Star Wars spoofs, saying, "I'm not as well-versed on the newer movies as much as I am on the old ones. I was a kid when the old ones came out, so they hold a special place in my heart."
So if these spoofs continue to draw buzz and the Family Guy fans are thirsty for more, does McFarlane have other popular movie franchises in mind? Naturally, if he's a kid-geek of the '80s, I shouldn't have to tell you which movies he wants to tackle next. Among the potential spoofs are moviesodes themed around Indiana Jones, Back to the Future and Star Trek. While I'd personally love to see what they would do with the Back to the Future franchise (who would play Biff? Stewie?), problems may arise when it comes to getting permission. Says MacFarlane, "The difference is that Lucas gave us the rights. Lucas agreed to let us do this, and that's a rare thing. Most legal departments are much more overprotective."
Ah, but Lucas was also behind Indiana Jones, so there's a good chance that's where they'll be heading next. Which franchise would you want to see them tackle?
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