Good News For STAR WARS Fans! George Lucas Is Retiring From Directing

Good News For STAR WARS Fans! George Lucas Is Retiring From Directing

The much-maligned director of the three Star Wars prequels is planning on giving up directing for good, news which is sure to please the fans who are unhappy with those movies and his constant tinkering with the original trilogy.

"I’m retiring, Lucas told The New York Times in a lengthy piece on his latest movie, Red Tails. "I’m moving away from the business, from the company, from all this kind of stuff." While there's no denying that fans are grateful to the film-maker for creating the Star Wars franchise, the three prequels (all directed by Lucas) are for the most part unanimously hated among them.

It is for that reason then that you may be pleased by the news that he plans on giving up the director's chair on big budget movies for good. Producer Rick McCallum had this to add: "Once this is finished, he’s done everything he’s ever wanted to do. He will have completed his task as a man and a filmmaker." Apparently, his plan now is to devote the rest of his life to personal films which are smaller in scope and subject, and screened mostly in art houses. Be warned: he does have what the paper call an "out clause" to make a fifth Indiana Jones film. Those beloved childhood memories aren't safe just yet...



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Josh Wilding
Member Since 3/13/2009
Filed Under "Star Wars" 1/17/2012 Source: The New York Times
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