Star Wars: The Force Unleashed executive producer and lead writer Haden Blackman has resigned from LucasArts after 13 years working for the company. Blackman, responsible for the first Force Unleashed plot, a narrative many placed above the recent prequels, and the upcoming sequel, will not affect the latter’s release with his decision to leave. The now former LucasArts employee was amicable when announcing his departure, stating:
“I’ve had a fantastic time working with the team at Lucasfilm and am really grateful for their ongoing support. While the decision to leave LucasArts did not happen overnight or come easily, I really feel that now is the best time for me to move on and explore new creative challenges and I look forward to the next phase of my career.”
Considering he’s also turned his hand at writing Star Wars comics, scripted Star Wars: Force Commander and was involved with Star Wars: Galaxies, we’re thinking Blackman might just be sick to his back teeth writing “Wommmmmmm” and “An awesome lightsaber duel commences” into his scripts, eager to get away from haughty mystical priests and their petulant understudies for awhile. We wish him the best with whatever projects he moves on to next.