It is called control of the media. Lucas created SW but that does not mean he would not go to the Dark Side to earn more money. TIIIIIIKKKKKKEESSSS!!!!! On a side note. What I noticed recently is this: February 2012 Filoni answered a Q&A. https://www.facebook.com/notes/dave...as-many-as-could-be-that-is/10150751885427571 In which to a Q from a friend he said this: My question is: have either yourself, the writers or maybe even the Maker himself ever considered a Darth Sidious centred story-arc featuring the dark lord himself? You know, something that would really get across the point that, for all its savagery and scope, the Clone War is merely a gaudily lit distraction that keeps the Galaxy's focus away from what's truly going on in secret places and dark corners? It wouldn't even need to sweep back the curtain and show the wrinkled old man who's been hiding behind it for so long, just give it a little tug and show us a glimpse of the extent of the Sith's plans. Anyway, a hundred thousand thank you's for all the work you have done, are doing and will continue to do for both Star Wars and it's many fans! Darth Sidious is a sensitive subject, and so far it has been a conscious decision to never show him other than as a hologram in the series. However, I would look for the dark lord to take a more active role in the future. And then less than 5 months later we get Sidious on Mandalore... Such moments remind me of how most of the things Filoni says are "half-truths and hyperbolies" !