George Lucas reveals Disney dismissed his Star Wars plans

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 22 January 2015
George Lucas

George Lucas

'Star Wars' creator George Lucas has revealed his suggestions for the future of the franchise have been ignored by Disney

George Lucas' ideas for the new 'Star Wars' movie were ignored by Disney.

The 70-year-old creator of the sci-fi franchise sold his production company, Lucasfilm, to Disney in 2012, and despite offering thoughts about the potential direction of the franchise, all of his ideas have been dismissed.

Lucas explained to Cinema Blend: "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]."

The director, who is also responsible for creating the 'Indiana Jones' franchise, recently admitted to being surprised by his own success.

He said: "My motivation has always been just doing what I want to do and making a movie that I think will be interesting, and that's just been the way I've done it my whole life.

"I never expected to be successful - it's just one of those things that happened. It happened that the stuff I like everybody else liked."

Lucas also said that his biggest priority is caring for his 17-month-old daughter Everest with wife Mellody Hobson, rather than making films.

He said: "By the time she's five, she'll have her own career going and being in school and talking about her friends and her homework.

"The fun, goofy time will fall into place in reality, as opposed to right now, (when) she doesn't have much else to do but hang out with her father."

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

  • 5 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 2h 16min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: JJ Abrams
  • Written by: Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams, Michael Arndt
  • Cast: John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker
  • UK release: 17 December 2015

From the ashes of the Empire, the villainous First Order rises up to destroy Luke Skywalker (Hamill) – but where is he? Fans can rejoice: Episode VII is sensational and surprisingly emotional, with a finely-crafted script and effects that never overpower the performances. Star Wars is back in a big way.

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