George Lucas Will Step Away From ‘Star Wars’ Future

George Lucas may be the least optimistic human in the industry as he seems disappointed in the way Disney handled production of his 7th episode brain child, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Critics are raving. Fans and non-fans alike are turning out in record numbers. Above that, praise is being sung for casting diversity, LGBTQ friendly relationships, making it a huge hit amongst a myriad of demographics. What more could you want for your child than to be successful?

Well, success is very different for a liberated entrepreneur than it is for a lucrative sex slave. In selling his Star Wars rights to Disney, he essentially put his children up for a dark net bidding war. And I can imagine child purchasers aren’t interested in co-parenting. Seriously… what else could he have expected from a hegemonic conglomerate corporation like Disney?

In an interview with Charlie Rose, Lucas details the complete highjacking of his original direction. Sure, that’s to be expected when you open up to a larger market. He had his own ideas of family orientation throughout the film but:

they decided they didn’t want to use those stories. They said they were going to go do their own thing, so I decided, fine, but basically I’m not going to try to… they weren’t that keen to have me involved anyway. But at the time I said … if I get in there, I’m just gonna cause trouble, because they’re not gonna do what I want them to do, so. And I don’t have the control to do that anymore, and all I would do is muck everything up.

With $600 million domestic (>$1.2 billion worldwide) in sales, Disney is nowhere near done with producing Star Wars in its image. So, will George have anything to do with the Star Wars future? Or will he step away from his child to make some of its own decisions. To Charlie Rose:

So I said, okay, I will go my way, and I’ll let them go their way.

Breakups are hard.

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Prince Phillip Anon Harris
Prince Phillip Anon Harris
8 years ago

Dude! What is this some kinda sadistic playback, I apologize. Come on dude don’t be like that, wtf!