There will be no more Family Guy Star Wars parodies, the creative team behind the Fox show revealed at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.
The show ran three Star Wars specials – Blue Harvest (2007), Something, Something, Something Dark Side (2009) and It’s A Trap (2010) – and each was officially endorsed by Lucasfilm, who went as far as to tease Blue Harvest at a Star Wars Celebration event.
The only condition Lucasfilm set was that the characters had to look exactly like they do in the movies.
When asked if Family Guy was preparing a take on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it seems Disney’s ownership of the brand is bringing an end to the parodies.
“The new regime is a little more difficult to deal with,” said Family Guy executive producer Alec Sulkin.
“Before we were just dealing with Lucasfilm. Seth [MacFarlane] had a good relationship with them. It’s not that Seth has a bad relationship with Disney, but they’re a bit more rigid.”
Rich Appel, executive producer, added: "They’re a little more careful now that they’re rolling out new movies.”