George Lucas: "I Sold [Star Wars] To The White Slavers"

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During an interview with Charlie Rose, Star Wars creator George Lucas had a pretty...interesting...way of describing Disney, the studio who bought Lucasfilm from him in 2012.

Saying that a clean break from Star Wars was needed so as not to reopen the wound of giving up the property, Lucas said that "You have to just cut it off and say, 'Okay, end of ballgame. I'm moving on.'"

Comparing the films to his children -- "I loved them, I created them" -- Lucas said that you have to just accept that the "children" are gone, even though your body resists that instinct.

“I sold them to the white slavers that takes these things, and…,” Lucas said, laughing and not finishing the thought.

 

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan & Abrams, features a cast including actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Crystal Clarke, Pip Andersen, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow. They will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit theaters December 18, 2015, kicking off a new trilogy of Saga films as Episodes VIII and IX are already scheduled. The film garnered a record $247 million at the domestic box office and $529 million globally in its opening weekend.

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    • wheelwork
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    I knew he was bitter.

  1. Can't say I blame him.

  2. Sounds like a lot of sour grapes. The Prequels are a mess, and he can't get past his own ego to accept that they were just flat-out bad movies and that the constant tinkering — ESPECIALLY his refusal to allow the unaltered versions to be released, in contrast to every other director's cut which is just made an OPTION rather than replacing the original altogether — isn't appreciated by ANYONE. Instead he attacks the fans. Then Disney comes along and creates a movie that, while not without its flaws, receives virtually universal acclaim from the same critics and fans that ate him alive over the Prequel Trilogy and Special Editions.

  3. MANHUNTER77 said ... (original post)

    Can't say I blame him.

    Was thinking the same thing. Kinda...

  4. Ambaryerno said ... (original post)

    Sounds like a lot of sour grapes. The Prequels are a mess, and he can't get past his own ego to accept that they were just flat-out bad movies and that the constant tinkering — ESPECIALLY his refusal to allow the unaltered versions to be released, in contrast to every other director's cut which is just made an OPTION rather than replacing the original altogether — isn't appreciated by ANYONE. Instead he attacks the fans.Then Disney comes along and creates a movie that, while not without its flaws, receives virtually universal acclaim from the same critics and fans that ate him alive over the Prequel Trilogy and Special Editions.

    Uhmmm, yeah.... No. I hate it when people try to speak for everyone, especially when they put "ANYONE" in all caps, as if that makes it all the more true.

    That said, I liked the Prequels, &, as you said, though they were not without flaws, were still more enjoyable than that nostalgic borefest of the force in a coma. But hey, that's just my opinion.

    See how that works?  

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