George Lucas Talks More About His Post STAR WARS Plans And EPISODE VII Involvement
Despite being named as a creative consultant on Disney's Star Wars: Episode VII, George Lucas has downplayed his involvement with the new trilogy and also comments on his plans to continue making movies...just not ones you're likely to see in the theater!
Entertainment Weekly were able to catch up with George Lucas at Ebony magazine's Power 100 Gala on Friday, and while the Star Wars creator has already released numerous statements about selling LucasFilm to Disney, they did ask him just how involved he will be in the hiring of a director for Episode VII. His answer? A fairly non-committal one! "I’ve turned it over to a wonderful producer, Kathy Kennedy, and I’ve known her for years," he said. "She’s more than capable of taking it and making it better than I did."
"It's very sad," Lucas added about his decision to sell his company. "It's 40 years of work and it’s been my life, but I’m ready to move on to bigger and better things." And what are those bigger and better things? Well, he'll be spending the majority of his time dealing with his charitable endeavours, but that doesn't mean that filmmaking it completely in his past. "Mostly it will be philanthropy but I’m also going to make my own little personal films. I barely got Red Tails into the theaters. The ones I’m working on now will never get into the theaters." What would you like to see Lucas do next? Comment in the usual place!
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