More Details On George Lucas' Role In The Development Of STAR WARS EPISODE VII

More Details On George Lucas' Role In The Development Of STAR WARS EPISODE VII

The son of Star Wars creator George Lucas has shared some details on his father's role in J.J. Abrams' Episode VII, revealing that they are "constantly talking" about the movie and claiming that George was developing another trilogy over a year before Disney bought Lucasfilm. Read on for details!

"He was very torn on the matter," Jett Lucas revealed when asked how his father felt about handing over Lucasfilm to Disney for a whopping $4 billion, before adding that George had been actively researching and writing a new movie well over a year before the sale took place. What remains now are "guidelines" for J.J. Abrams to follow...if he chooses to do so presumably! Apparently, "He's constantly talking to J.J. Abrams. Obviously J.J. was handpicked. He is there to guide, whenever, he'll help where he can. At the same time, he wants to let it go and become its new generation. Apparently, Jett is "happy with what's going to happen" in Episode VII, but would reveal no more than that! You can check out the interview in full in the video below.

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TheDude - 10/8/2013, 8:02 AM
gaikinger - 10/8/2013, 8:04 AM
This guy needs to put the bong down....what deuchnozzle. So hope Abrams doesn't listen to a thing Lucas says. Nod and smile J.J., nod and smile. Is this kid gonna pass out?
TheBigBoss917 - 10/8/2013, 8:05 AM
His role should be very minimal
VIRILEMAN - 10/8/2013, 8:05 AM
I just watched Star Wars again. Going back to them with an adult eye they really are made for children. And upon going back and watching Star Trek The Next Generation, it really is a smart, adult show with themes like what is love? What is friendship? What does it mean to be alive? How love for a child is the strongest thing in the universe. While Star Wars was about mind magic and lazer swords.

Just saying. And for the record I use to love Star Wars more.
sameoldthing - 10/8/2013, 8:06 AM
George Lucas created it all..glad he has some input.
For those who don't like it..go create your own sci-fi epic film franchise.
Oh yea..YOU CAN'T.

J.J. Abrams is smart & will use what works best.
gaikinger - 10/8/2013, 8:06 AM
Loves the defusement on his bong/lightsaber
SimyJo - 10/8/2013, 8:08 AM
The best Star Wars stuff is were George Lucas has not overseen complete creative control and / or directed. You've only got to see Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic to know that.
gaikinger - 10/8/2013, 8:08 AM
i'll bet he doesn't turn that hat around even when the sun is in his eyes
gaikinger - 10/8/2013, 8:10 AM
I can just imagine Seth Rogan and James Franco coming up from either side of him with a beer bong and a joint,,,
teinen - 10/8/2013, 8:16 AM
The overall ideas and themes in the prequels were great, it was the execution and little things that made them what they are. J.J. Is good with the little things but he still needed a script for STID, and that was the worst part about that movie. Empire Strikes Back followed this model and it was the best one, Lucas as the idea man, good script, good execution. This movie will be great mark my words.
gaikinger - 10/8/2013, 8:17 AM
Does not return Kevin Smith's phone calls
ndwwrestler2 - 10/8/2013, 8:18 AM

Lol. But in all seriousness, I'm hoping Lucas can let Abrams, Arndt, and Co. do their thing. Let the younger generation of director handle the Star Wars franchise. George just needs to sit back and become a fan now.
Dev - 10/8/2013, 8:35 AM
So George has got a Stoner Son?
campblood - 10/8/2013, 8:36 AM
good keep that greedy bastard away from these movies
jlabatman - 10/8/2013, 8:45 AM
Here is the daughter:

Looking like she just ate an Ewok!
HulkDraxGroot - 10/8/2013, 8:56 AM
JoeMomma29 - 10/8/2013, 8:57 AM
Did someone say my name? Sheesh I think Gusto is obsessed with me!
CorndogBurglar - 10/8/2013, 9:16 AM
@ sameoldthing

"George Lucas created it all..glad he has some input.
For those who don't like it..go create your own sci-fi epic film franchise.
Oh yea..YOU CAN'T."

Have you ever watched a movie, heard a song, or played a video game that you didn't like? Of course you have. Have you ever created any of those things? More than likely not.

Now I hope you see the irony in your idiotic comment.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 10/8/2013, 9:27 AM
JoeMomma29 - 10/8/2013, 9:38 AM
LMAO Guys!
JoeMomma29 - 10/8/2013, 9:39 AM
For everyone that hates George Lucas, just keep this in mind. Without that fat bastard we would never have the original SW at all. Also we would not have the special effects we have to enjoy now days. Not defending the dude just point out some facts.
Liverpool4life - 10/8/2013, 9:54 AM
Hayden Christensen's exclusion would have made Episodes 2&3 much better. Overall, I still liked them for the most part. Hopefully, Lucas doesn't have any casting input.
valeriesghost - 10/8/2013, 10:04 AM
'Apparently, Jett is "happy with what's going to happen"

i would be too if my daddy just came into 4 billion dollars
VIRILEMAN - 10/8/2013, 10:11 AM

I could turn that around and say "if you don't like Twilight why don't you go out and make a better vampire film? oh wait: YOU CAN'T!" You can use that logic for anything someone else doesn't like.

But here's the problem with that. The movies are made for us. Just like if I were to go to a restaurant and order an egg sandwich. Do I need to know how to make an egg sandwich to know I was given one with bad eggs in it? No. Same applies to film. The egg sandwich was for me, and the movie was for me. That's why I can make comments like it sucks or it's great. I'm allowed to review a product that was made for me. Otherwise you're trying to make the case that we shouldn't have an opinion on any kind of entertain unless you make films. And that's just stupid.
VIRILEMAN - 10/8/2013, 10:12 AM

VIRILEMAN - 10/8/2013, 10:14 AM
Also for the record Edgar Rice Burroughs created it all. They all admit that.
Dunejedi - 10/8/2013, 10:56 AM
If it wasn't for Ralph McQuarrie there would be no Star Wars. And if Lucas had the same complete creative control over Star Wars that he had over the prequels, we never would have got a single sequel. He certainly led in the creation of Star Wars, but he wasn't the "sole creator" that people credit him with. He had a LOT of help, and I don't mean from gofers and grips.

Trivia Time! Who famously said to Lucas about the script while filming Star Wars, "George, you can type this shit, but you sure as hell can't say it."?
countrymadness - 10/8/2013, 11:29 AM
Lucas created the greatest trilogy of films not based on any written work.

He deserves criticism for screwing with them afterward of course.
Lhornbk - 10/8/2013, 12:04 PM
I've been trying to tell everyone that Lucas had come up with the basic framework for the sequels.
DioFoRio - 10/8/2013, 12:21 PM
[email protected] ChubbCHubb Wakka Yoooooo Yub.
TheOneAboveAll - 10/8/2013, 2:03 PM
BTW this is the same kid who played the Jedi Youngling that gets killed in front of Senator Bail Organa at the Jedi Temple by Clone troopers in Revenge of the Sith
Panoramacon - 10/8/2013, 3:22 PM
Thank you Lucas for creating it and good riddance for ruining it and telling your critics to stick it. Hopefully it will be good again despite your nonsense this past 20 years.
sameoldthing - 10/8/2013, 3:50 PM

Your comments are noted & ignored.
Fact is George created it & if he wants to make them better or worse is his decision.

He recognized the fact he thinks Star Wars can live on through other creators & chose to allow Disney to move on with made a hefty profit.

You can not like something but saying the creator can't work on it makes you a crybaby.
If you can do better,do it..oh yea,YOU CAN'T.

Vadakin - 10/8/2013, 4:34 PM
@valeriesghost Actually it was 2 billion. The other 2 billion was given to him as Disney shares and the 2 billion he did get in cash is going to charity and education projects.
Panoramacon - 10/8/2013, 5:35 PM
Who made up these rules that the so called creator gets to do whatever he wants and everyone should shut up about it? Historically this is not the case at all. The one who paid for the creation owns it and has final say. This is no different then Lucas. He got the right to have his way because he made business deals that ensured he kept the rights. Now he's sold the rights to Disney and no longer has the final say. And aside from that to say he created it like he made it all up in his head is factually baseless as has been pointed out time and time again. A better understanding would be that he had an idea that evolved into what would be Star Wars but not without circumstances and other creative input that should not ignored. But whatever is in the past is past and the future of Star Wars has better chance to be good again WITHOUT Lucas or at least very little Lucas.
CorndogBurglar - 10/8/2013, 8:52 PM
@ sameoldthing

How can you "note" something and ignore it at the same time?
CorndogBurglar - 10/8/2013, 8:57 PM
@ sameoldthing

Also, people can certainly have an opinion on whether they want Lucas working on this or not. Especially since the vast majority of people consider Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi to be the two best Star Wars movies. The two that he didn't even direct. That isn't a coincidence.

And yeah, no one here is telling Lucas he can't work on ot. They're just voicing their opinions that they don't like the idea.

Again, have you ever created a video game, movie, or song? No? Then by your logic you have no right to have a negative opinion about any of those things. Sounds pretty ridiculous, huh?
CorndogBurglar - 10/8/2013, 9:02 PM
@ sameoldthing

Have you ever acted in a movie? No? Then you aren't allowed to say an actor sucked in a movie.

Is any of this sinking in?
fettastic - 10/8/2013, 9:55 PM
Imagine being George Lucas' son. How the [frick] would YOU handle that?
ABH1979 - 10/9/2013, 7:19 AM
Lucas has always been a great idea man, if nothing else. I don't see anything wrong with him being an adviser or having already written what will be "guidelines" for the next trilogy.

STAR WARS was at it's best when it's a collaborative effort.
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