Something You May Not Know About George Lucas’ Inspiration for Star Wars
originally posted by m.nzherald.co.nz
It turns out George Lucas did pitch ideas for a seventh Star Wars movie – and Disney didn’t like them.
Fans are sitting on the edge of their seats waiting for the new Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens,due for release on December 17 and directed by JJ Abrams.
Judging by two hugely popular Star Wars trailers, Abrams has made what appears to be a fan friendly film that is full of nostalgia for Lucas’ first trilogy, thanks to the return of characters like Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia.
“They decided they didn’t want to use those stories, they decided they were going to do their own thing, so I decided, ‘Fine’.
“They weren’t that keen to have me involved anyway. If I get in there I’m just going to cause trouble because they’re not going to do what I want them to do, and I don’t have the control to do that anymore. All that would do is muck everything up.”
Lucas, who has admitted he hasn’t seen any of the new trailers for Star Wars VII, went on to describe Disney’s decision as like a relationship break-up.
“It all comes down to a simple rule of life. When you break up with somebody, the first rule is no phone calls. The second rule, you don’t go over to their house and drive by to see what they’re doing.
“The third one is you don’t show up at their coffee shop and say, ‘You are going to burn it’. You just say ‘Nope, gone, history, I’m moving forward.'”
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