George Lucas upset by criticism
- Bang Showbiz
- 19 November 2015
'Star Wars' creator George Lucas has revealed he would never direct another movie in the sci-fi series because of the criticism he's previously received
George Lucas would never direct another 'Star Wars' movie because of the criticism he's previously received.
The 71-year-old director is the creator of the iconic sci-fi franchise, but has revealed he's happy to have handed the reigns to JJ Abrams, who has helmed the eagerly awaited 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'.
Alluding to the negativity surrounding the prequels, George told Vanity Fair magazine: "You go to make a movie and all you do is get criticised, and people make decisions about what you're going to do before you do it.
"It's not much fun. You can't experiment. You can't do anything, you have to do it a certain way. I don't like that. I never did."
Meanwhile, JJ Abrams recently confessed to being worried his new movie would be a "f***ing disaster".
The acclaimed director has admitted to feeling the pressure, saying he was worried members of the new cast wouldn't work well with the actors from the original trilogy, who include Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill.
He said: "When we met Daisy Ridley, when we found John Boyega, and then Oscar Isaac and Adam Driver came aboard, we got really excited. And yes, Daisy and John could work together, but what happens when Harrison's in the mix? What will that feel like? If it doesn't spark, it's a f***ing disaster."