George Lucas may not be all too popular with Star Wars fans these days, especially after the release of the prequel trilogies (Episode I to III) but he is still the man who created the galaxy far, far away. As such, he deserves a nod for the franchise, even after making tweaks that did not sit well with fans. So what does the man think of the seventh installment to the galaxy he created?
A few days ago, we reported about George Lucas finally seeing the final cut of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” almost two weeks before us mere fans get to see it in theatres. Back then, only Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy spoke about the filmmaker’s reaction to the first Star Wars movie that he did not help craft. He really liked it, says Kennedy.
This time out, Vulture has the reaction straight from the Lucasfilm founder himself. He didn’t exactly echo what Kennedy said but he said something that will potentially delight the fans.
“I think the fans are going to love it. It’s very much the kind of movie they’ve been looking for,” the 71-year old filmmaker said.
So he didn’t exactly diss the film but he also didn’t say he liked it. There might still a bit of animosity between the creator and the creation. Lucas once said he did try to pitch his ideas for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” but was rejected by Disney as they wanted to make something for the fans. That did not sit well with him.
And so he had this to say to The Washington Post about the “divorce” with Star Wars, “I gotta go to the wedding. My ex will be there, my new wife will be there, but I’m going to have to take a very deep breath and be a good person and sit through it and just enjoy the moment, because it is what it is and it’s a conscious decision that I made.”
See if George Lucas is right about “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” when it debuts next week, December 18.