George Lucas Says Disney Refused To Use His ‘Star Wars’ Ideas
George Lucas has handed over the gem that is Lucasfilm to The Walt Disney Company but how true that the latter does not want Lucas to have anything to do with future projects?
According to The Indian Express, Lucas said that his suggestions to go for a new “Star Wars” trilogy were rejected by Disney. Previously handing over Lucasfilm and the imminent destiny of the well-loved galactic saga to Disney for $4 billion in 2012, Lucas said “They decided they didn’t want to use those stories, they decided they were gonna go do their own thing.”
“They weren’t that keen to have me involved anyway. But at the same time, I said if I get in there I’m just going to cause trouble. Because they’re not going to do what I want them to do. And I don’t have the control to do that anymore. All I would do is muck everything up. So I said, ‘Okay, I will go my way, and I’ll let them go their way’.” he added.
George Lucas also explained why he did not, in any way take part in the upcoming seventh “Star Wars” installment (although he intended to), “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and compared it to a break-up.
“When you break up with somebody, the first rule is no phone calls. The second rule, you don’t go over to their house and drive by to see what they’re doing,” Lucas said. “The third one is you don’t show up at their coffee shop and say, ‘You are going to burn it.’ You just say ‘Nope, gone, history, I’m moving forward’,” the director said.
What’s next for the father of the “Star Wars” movies then? Well, Lucas is, no pun intended, moving on to other things. In an interview with Cinema Blend, Lucas said he’s eager to initiate more “experimental” films as he termed them. This is where “Strange Magic” comes in. The story tackles the conflict between fairies and goblins, done with covers of popular songs and colorful 3D animation. George Lucas affectionately calls it his “film for 12-year-old girls.”
The movie came out in January this year. Here’s the trailer:
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