George Lucas: I'm too old to make more Star Wars movies

Legendary filmmaker George Lucas has admitted his age stopped him from writing and directing more 'Star Wars' films

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George Lucas admits his age stopped him from writing and directing more 'Star Wars' films.

The 71-year-old filmmaker explained that it would have taken him another decade to deliver another three films in the series, and so he instead decided to sell his production company, Lucasfilm, to Disney and focus his efforts on other projects.

He explained to US chat show host Charlie Rose: "I'm 70. I don't know whether I'll be here when I'm 80 - every ten years the odds get less - and so I said I'm not ready to do that because I want to do these other things, so I have to make the decision on my own that it's time to move on.

"So it wasn't like they were taken away from me ... and they felt they knew... they wanted to do a retro movie. I don't like that."

George admitted his vision for the 'Star Wars' franchise was different to that of Disney.

He explained: "Every movie, I worked very hard to make them different. I made them completely different with different planets, with different spaceships, make it new."

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