Wow, this is crazy. I found a clip of an old Mark Hamill interview from 1983 (this is the date it has on the video but it may have been a few years later than that) where he talks about how George Lucas asked him if he would be interested in doing a Star Wars movie with him in 2011. Okay so its a few years off but this shows you exactly how calculated and well thought out the series was from the very start.

"Impossible to see, the future is" Yoda said, but now I'm not so sure about that. Apparently George Lucas may have had a time machine or crystal ball in his possession from day 1. Everything he has done from the choice to start with episode 4 when the movie company would only promise him 1 movie with an option on 3 if it did well to his amazing foresight into the merchandising of the movies to know knowing that not only would episode VII be made but around the time it would be getting started. Hmmmm  you tell me, genius or time machine?

Either way watching this video "proof" is kind of eerie.