George Lucas approves of Rogue One

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 5 December 2016
George Lucas

George Lucas

'Star Wars' creator George Lucas has seen 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' and "really liked" it

George Lucas has given his seal of approval to 'Rouge One: A Star Wars Story'.

The 72-year-old 'Star Wars' creator has seen the second film in the sci-fi blockbuster franchise to be released since he sold Lucasfilm to Disney in 2012 and "liked" it very much, according to director Gareth Edwards.

The 41-year-old 'Godzilla' filmmaker, who took over from J.J. Abrams, was overjoyed with Lucas' reaction as his opinion is the "most important" to him and it now means he can die a "happy' man.

Speaking at a recent press conference, he said: "Two days ago we got to show George the more, and we all had a phone call and I got to speak with him yesterday, and I don't want to put words into his mouth, but I can honestly say that I can die happy now.

"He really liked the movie. It meant a lot. To be honest, and no offence to anyone here, it was the most important review to me.

"You know, you guys are important too, but he's kind of god ... I will take that conversation to my grave. His opinion means the world to me."

'Rogue One' follows 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens', which Lucas wasn't a big fan of because it was too "retro".

He previously admitted: "They wanted to do a retro movie. I don't like that. I like -- every movie, I worked very hard to make them completely different, with different planets, with different spaceships -- you know, to make it new."

'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' hits cinemas on December 14 and stars the likes of Felicity Jones, Diego Luna and Mads Mikkelsen.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 2h 13min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Gareth Edwards
  • Cast: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Jonathan Aris
  • UK release: 16 December 2016

Troublemaker Jyn Erso (Jones) and Rebel intelligence officer Cassian Andor (Luna) lead a rag crew across the galaxy to make contact with Death Star chief engineer Galen (Mikkelsen), Jyn's dad. This is Star Wars from the trenches, with sensational battle scenes and great performances from Jones and Luna.

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