Saturday, 02 January, 2016

George Lucas Compares Selling LucasFilm to Selling His Kids to "White Slavers"

David Chambers | 01 January, 2016, 11:37

As we well know by now, Lucas had his own story ideas for the sequels ready to go, but Disney wasn't so keen on them, and that is pretty much what led Lucas to split from the franchise he started. He said he began early work for Episode VII, but Disney, which had full control of the sale of Lucasfilm, had its own plans. Though he did acknowledge that if he was asked to be involved he was "just going to cause trouble because they're not going to do what I want them to do".

He also makes a weird comparison between selling the franchise to Disney for $4 billion for selling his kids to "white slavers".

"2015 was like a football game, "Star Wars" may have provided a game winning kick at the end of the game, but every film released throughout the year contributed to this record breaking year".

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has surpassed "The Avengers" at the domestic box office, after grossing another $28.1 million on Wednesday, bringing it to a domestic total of $629m.

Some might say that the theory is a little far-fetched, but when you see comments such as these, you can certainly understand why this theory is catching on.

Charlie Rose sat down for a lengthy chat with George Lucas, at the filmmaker's very cozy Skywalker Ranch, before the holidays. "You just can't go out and do spaceships", he said.

And the 73-year-old star only got into acting when he took a drama course, because he thought it would be an easy way to get a good grade after struggling in his other classes. The movie has been running to packed houses across the country, and "Star Wars" fans across all ages have been flocking to theatres to watch Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Oscar Isaac deal with the remnants of the once mighty Galactic Empire. "American Graffiti" came from nowhere. "So, I made a decision to move ahead in the next Star Wars series and we were starting to do that". You know, it started here and it went there.

Anand Vishal, Head of Sales at Inox, says, "The collections of Star Wars are just about okay". The filmmaker goes into detail about the very different direction he and the mega-studio had for the new films, and why he chose to step away from it all.