George Lucas On New Star Wars: “They Didn’t Want Me Involved”
With the December release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens a few weeks away, fan frenzy is spiking... and everywhere you look, it's Star Wars.
Franchise creator George Lucas sold off his Lucasfilm empire to Disney in 2012, and apparently, has no relationship with the company he created any longer... or any input in the upcoming film.
In a recent interview with CBS This Morning, the film producer likened it to "a break-up," while saying that the treatments he gave to them for the new trilogy were ultimately discarded, in favor of a new direction Disney wanted to take.
"They decided they didn't want to use those stories, they decided they were gonna go do their own thing," Lucas said. "They weren't that keen to have me involved anyway. But at the same time, I said 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 I would do is muck everything up. So I said, 'Okay, I will go my way, and I'll let them go their way.' "
Star Wars: The Force Awakens drops Dec. 17.