After garnering millions of views in YouTube, the first teaser trailer for “Star Wars: Episode VII” has been looked upon by every fan in preparation for the movie’s showing next year. Well, except a most unexpected one.
In an interview with Page Six, “Star Wars” George Lucas was asked of his comment on the released trailer. Lucas shocked everyone by saying that he hasn’t even watched it yet.
“Because it’s not in the movie theater. I like going to the movies and watching the whole thing there. I plan to see it when it’s released,” responded Lucas.
Later, Lucas was asked if he was not even curious as to what the film’s new director J.J. Abrams has done on the new “Star Wars” film, he just replied, “Not really.”
This matter-of-fact answer fuelled speculations of Lucas no longer being interested with the film due to him no longer being directly involved with its creation and being replaced by Abrams. This speculation contradicts a statement Lucas’ son, Jett, made about the movie just last year. According to Jett, his father is being credited as the new film’s creative consultant and constantly talks with Abrams about the film’s directing. He added that Abrams was handpicked by his father for replacing his role.
Aside from being the movie’s executive producer, Lucas directed the “Star Wars” movies, from the 1977 original up to the last three movies from 1999 to 2005. Before Lucas sold his production company to Disney, he was already working on a new set of “Star Wars” films. But, in 2012, Disney bought Lucasfilm for $4 billion, along with the entire “Star Wars” franchise.
On the other hand, the new movie’s trailer was released in 30 North American theaters over the Thanksgiving weekend, reportedly by AMC, Cinemark, Carmike Cinemas and the Regal Entertainment. The new movie “Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens” will be released in theaters on Dec. 18, 2015.
There you have it for the scoop on George Lucas not having seen the upcoming “Star Wars” film’s trailer. For more updates on the “Star Wars” franchise, keep tabs on Movie News Guide (MNG).
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