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Petition to Bring George Lucas Back to Star Wars

He sold out. He said he won’t do anymore films. He had some choice words for Disney when he said he’d sold his children to “white slavers” but then backpedaled and later said he was happy with the fine job Disney was doing with the films. Whatever your personal thoughts about Lucas and his role with the franchise to date, there are some who want to see him return to directing the films. In fact, there are some who wish to see this so badly, they’re petitioning Kathleen Kennedy and Disney via Change.org to bring him back. As the petition reads: Bring back George Lucas for the Star Wars movies. Put the father of the franchise as director of Episode IX . We really want this, please .   We have no problem with Colin Trevorrow , but he’s not the right guy to direct Star Wars Episode IX . George…

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Is George Lucas Having Seller’s Regret Over the Star Wars Franchise?

Apparently George Lucas now has seller’s regret over the current management of the Star Wars franchise. He doesn’t like the way it’s being handled. He likens it to a breakup, where you just need to move forward and stop looking back (making phone calls, driving by the house, etc.). Has the space opera turned into a soap opera? Perhaps one of the most controversial comments he made were to say he sold Star Wars to “white slavers”, a comment he would later apologize (backpedal?) for. In case you missed the drama as it played out on social media and the news over the past day or two, George Lucas did an interview with Charlie Rose and talked about Star Wars, his arrangement with Disney and more. As part of this interview, the controversial comments above were mentioned. “I sold them to the white slavers that takes these things, and…,” Lucas said…

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George Lucas Explains Why He Doesn’t Want to Direct Any More ‘Star Wars’ Movies

A very long time ago, George Lucas was just an experimental filmmaker. However, once Star Wars came along, it took over Hollywood and Lucas’ life. The filmmaker says there will be no more and he is done. “You go to make a movie and all you do is get criticized,” Lucas told Vanity Fair. “People try to make decisions about what you’re going to do before you do it. It’s not much fun. You can’t experiment. You have to do it a certain way.” He went into more detail on his remarks to CBS News. “The issue was ultimately, they looked at the stories, and they said, ‘We want to make something for the fans,’ ” Lucas said, presumably referring to Disney, which purchased Lucasfilm — including the “Star Wars” franchise — in 2012.”People don’t actually realize it’s actually a soap opera, and it’s all about family problems; it’s not…

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How George Lucas Built His $4 Billion ‘Star Wars’ Empire

  Disney CEO Bob Iger released a report to all shareholders to update them on the Star Wars films status. These rights were acquired after Disney purchased Lucasfilm from George Lucas on December 12, 2012 for a whopping $4.05 billion. Because Lucas owned all of the company he pocketed every single dime. “Next year, we’ll release our first standalone movie based on these characters, followed by Star Wars: Episode VIII in 2017, and we’ll finish the trilogy with Episode IX in 2019,” wrote Iger. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the first installment for the new trilogy, and it will be the seventh film in the entire Star Wars franchise. George Lucas participated in an interview with Robert Redford for a discussion on the independent film at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. This discussion was give the title, Power of Story: Visions of Independence and it all took place at…

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Did Disney Abandon George Lucas’s Ideas for The Force Awakens? Does It Matter?

A quote from George Lucas on his ideas for Episode VII has kicked off some interesting discussion online lately. The ones that I sold to Disney, they came up to the decision that they didn’t really want to do those. So they made up their own. So it’s not the ones that I originally wrote [on screen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens]. Lucas said that in an interview with Nick Romano of Cinemablend, and the article published by Romano goes into some speculation as to what that means. He brings up some footage from 1983 that he says could have hinted as Lucas’s plans for seventh installment, but that seems like pretty shaky material. Slashfilm engaged in some further speculation about the sequence of events, discussing writer Michael Arndt’s departure over his disagreements with JJ Abrams. According to the rumor mill—via Slashfilm—both Lucas and Arndt wanted to focus on younger characters, while…

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Stormtroopers in Chicago Want George Lucas Museum

How much do you love Star Wars? What would you do if a George Lucas museum was potentially being built near you? Would you go out of your way to do whatever it takes to make this museum happen? Well, this is exactly what is happening in Chicago. There is the potential for a museum to be built and Star Wars fans and coming together to try to make sure it happens. Local Stormtroopers are falling into line behind Chicago’s bid to become the site of a museum devoted to the work of “Star Wars” filmmaker George Lucas. The Chicago Tribune reports: Chicago-area members of the 501st Legion — a 6,600-member international organization of Star Wars fans who dress in the white body armor of the Galactic Empire — are hoping to make a show of force Wednesday at a public hearing of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Lucas Museum Task Force…

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George Lucas Marries Longtime Girlfriend Mellody Hobson In Skywalker Ranch Ceremony

George Lucas married his longtime girlfriend Mellody Hobson in an intimate ceremony attended by close friends and relatives at the Skywalker Ranch in San Francisco, Calif., on Saturday, June 22. This is 69-year-old Lucas’ second marriage and a first for Hobson, 44, who is a contributor to ABC’s “Good Morning America,” and the president of Ariel Investments. Earlier, Lucas was married to film editor Marcia Lou Griffin, with whom he has one adopted daughter. Lucas adopted two others soon after his divorce, and all his three children were in attendance at the wedding. The Huffington Post reported that Lucas’ son served as the best man, and his daughters were the bridesmaids. Hobson was given away by New Jersey senator Bill Bradley, and journalist Bill Moyers officiated the wedding. “It was a gathering of people who have known George and Mellody for a very long time. It was an extraordinary day…

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Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher Back for ‘Star Wars’ via George Lucas

We brought you the rumor yesterday of Carrie Fisher returning to Star Wars and it seems today it was confirmed true by George Lucas. But of course, that’s not all! According to Lucas, the whole crew will be back together in the new films- Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher! The original stars of the series have previously hinted that they would be making a comeback but this is the first “official” word that it is true. Yahoo Movies reports: “We had already signed Mark and Carrie and Harrison — or we were pretty much in final stages of negotiation. So I called them to say, ‘Look, this is what’s going on,’” Lucas told Bloomberg Businessweek when asked about whether he kept the actors in the loop about the Disney acquisition. So it looks like some of the stars had already signed on the dotted line before they even knew…

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Kudos to George Lucas – but this Time It Doesn’t Involve Star Wars

So we’re all a little ticked at George Lucas for “retiring” from Star Wars but he just did something cool enough to redeem himself- at least a little in the eyes of fans. In case you were not previously aware, Lucas has been in a battle with his neighbors for years because he wanted to build a movie studio in what they considered to be their backyards. Here’s a pic from the San Francisco Chronicle: George Lucas will not be building a 270,000 square foot digital media production compound on Grady Ranch in San Rafael, Calif., on the clear hillside (front left, in front of red roof) fronting a 174 house community seen in the background on Friday, March 30, 2012. So instead, he’s decided to build something else, something that’s really better for the greater good than a media studio anyway. He has decided to turn his large piece…

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George Lucas says there will ‘never’ be a new ‘Star Wars’

Star Wars fans may not be happy to hear that George Lucas says there will never be a new Star Wars. Ouch! If you’ve been waiting for Episodes VII, VIII and IX to someday hit the theaters, it’s not happening, says Lucas. It’s not actually the first time that he’s said he has retired from the Star Wars genre but this time he made it sound pretty final. It’s like Lucas is saying “I made my decision, now stop asking me. MSNBC had the story: On Wednesday, George Lucas blasted away any chance of ever seeing a new birth of the “Star Wars” franchise when TMZ briefly caught him leaving a Hollywood restaurant. Asked when the newest installment of “Star Wars” would be, Lucas was blunt: “Never,” he said, adding “I’m retired.” We’ve written about this before and it does seem like Lucas is a bit bitter over the fans…

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