By: Dominic Jones
When Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens open next month it will be the first Star War movie not directed by George Lucas since 1983. Lucas, who retired and sold Lucasfilm to Disney in 2012, spoke with Vanity Fair about his hopes for the new Star Wars films and why he doesn't want to direct any more Star Wars movies.
On why he doesn't want to direct any more Star Wars, Lucas said,
“You go to make a movie and all you do is get criticized. And it’s not much fun. You can’t experiment.”
As for what he hopes for from the new Star Wars films, Lucas had a few ideas,
"There’s more to it than just spaceships," and that "the Force doesn’t get muddled into a bunch of gobbledygook."
The Force Awakens director JJ Abrams also spoke with Vanity Fair, where he thanked Lucas for creating Star Wars and for giving him the opportunity to make a Star Wars film.
You can see Lucas and Abrams discussing this and more in the video below,
I think Lucas is on point with everything he says in the video. It's important that The Force remain mysterious and mystic (and before you comment, midi-chlorians are not The Force!) and that Star Wars doesn't become just another action movie. As for why he's not making Star Wars movies any more, it's completely understandable. When you have clowns like Simon Pegg running around insulting Lucas for making movies they don't like, it understandable that this would be tough to take. I have a lot of respect for Lucas for experimenting so much in the prequel trilogy and one my concerns is that the new films won't experiment as much because Disney and Lucasfilm are concerned appeasing fans who hate the prequels.
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