Although Star wars has managed to get ahead without the supervision of George Lucas, creator of the series, many still wonder what the legendary director thinks about the work that Disney has done with the series. Such It seems that Lucas is not so happy with the direction the saga has taken, at least when it comes to cinema.
Although Lucas hasn’t spoken openly about his take on The Force Awakens, Bob Iger, CEO of Disney, mentioned that George was not a huge fan of this work.. This is what is found in the book The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company about it:
Just before the world premiere, Kathy [Kennedy] screened The Force Awakens for George [Lucas]. He did not hide his disappointment. “There is nothing new,” he said. In each of the films in the original trilogy, it was important for him to introduce new worlds, new stories, new characters, and new technologies. About this, he said: ‘There are not enough visual or technical advances.’
Regarding Rogue One, once again Lucas did not directly share his emotions, but the director of this film, Gareth Edwards, mentioned that the creator of the series was happy with this film This is what Edwards commented in a conference:
“I don’t want to put words in his mouth, but I can honestly say that I can die happy now: he really liked the movie. It meant a lot to me.
To be honest and no offense to anyone here, it was the most important review for me. You know, you guys are important too, but he’s kind of a god… I’ll take that conversation to the grave. Your opinion means the world to me. “
Continuing down the positive path, Connie Wethington, Lucas’s representative, mentioned to The Hollywood Reporter that the director had been a fan of Rian Johnson’s work with The Last Jedi: “When speaking with director Rian Johnson after seeing it, he was complimentary.”
However, while we know that Lucas visited the set of Solo: A Star Wars Story tapes, this to show his support, we don’t know exactly what George thought about the tape. This is what Ron Howard, the director of the film, commented in an interview with Comicbook:
“He came and visited the set, which is quite rare, but he did it as a show of support, which was really cool. And it was really flattering. “
Finally, George Lucas was absent from the premiere of The Rise of Skywalker, the last film in the series, for which it has been commented that the director was not a fan of this work, or was indifferent to the proposal of JJ Abrams. However, thanks to the Galery series on Disney +, we now know that Lucas is happy with both seasons of The Mandalorian.
In this way, it is clear that Lucas is interested in new stories and concepts for the world of Star Wars. This is demonstrated in his comments, where he is happy with projects that take risks, like The Last Jedi, and is not a fan of tapes that simply reuse ideas.