Creator of “Star Wars” George Lucas seemed to have laid all his cards on the table when he sold the rights of his legendary space adventure franchise to Disney in October 2012. However, everyone did not see it coming, especially Lucas himself, that he would have a limited influence into the storyline of the film’s seventh installment. Read on for further details.
According to USA Today, the sci-fi filmmaker planned to film the seventh episode of “Star Wars” and release it in May 2015. He also said that he already started planning for three new movies.
However, in a more recent interview with Lucas on Cinema Blend on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, he was asked to spill some of his ideas for the upcoming “Star Wars” film. Unfortunately, he admitted that Disney “didn’t really want to do” his ideas.
“So they made up their own. It’s not the ones that I originally wrote,” Lucas told Cinema Blend.
According to CNET, many sci-fi fanatics will undoubtedly be relieved that Lucas’ ideas will not be applied in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which will be released in December 2015. The CGI-bombarded prequel trilogy from 1999 to 2005 received mass criticism that Lucas’s reputation in the “geek community” descended. The controversial flop led to trending videos like a parody of the first trailer of “Force Awakens” that shows how the film appears with Lucas’s control. The video has more than 10 million views.
CNET writer Luke Westaway wrote that dismissing Lucas completely just because of his “tainted” ideas is not reasonable. In a positive note, he stated that Lucas still has a busy career despite the loss of control on “Star Wars.” His animated film “Strange Magic” will have its theater release on spring 2015.
Disney plans to create a new trilogy of “Star Wars” from 2015 to 2019 with iconic characters like Boba Fett, Han Solo and Yoda to have their own spin-off films. According to the Guardian, Disney’s move to choose J. J. Abrams as the new director and avoid Lucas’s trademark of CGI-heavy effects that veered the audience from the style of the original trilogy from 1977 to 1983 became popular with “Star Wars” fanbase.
Sources suggest that “The Force Awakens” is the most-anticipated film of 2015. According to BBC reporter Lizo Mzimba, the upcoming film may feature the first-ever female stormtrooper with the 30-year-old British actress Amybeth Hargreaves playing the role.
There you have it for the update on George Lucas losing control over the new “Star Wars” film. For more updates, follow Movie News Guide (MNG).
Watch the trending parody of Lucas’ “Star Wars” creations below:
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