[Movies] George Lucas Says He Hasn't Spoken To J.J. Abrams About Star Wars Episode VII Posted by Joseph Lee on 06.18.2013
Not yet, anyway...
While speaking to Access Hollywood (via /Film), George Lucas said he has not talked to director J.J. Abrams about Star Wars Episode VII. Abrams will direct from a script written by Michael Arndt. Lucas is with the franchise now as a "creative consultant" after he sold the rights to Disney.
He previously said Abrams was an "ideal choice" to move the series forward. The two are on good terms and Abrams has said that he plans to ask Lucas for help. He previously said: "The advantage here is that we still have George Lucas with us to go to and ask questions and get his feedback on things, which I certainly will do."
Lucas said that they haven't talked about the movie yet. He said: "I have not spoken to J.J. He's been busy with Star Trek, and I'm sure that he'll let me know when he's got some questions. So, you know, that's all going well. Kathy tells me it's working out great. I think it's great. I don't have to worry about these guys any more."
The reason they likely haven't talked is that Abrams has been busy with Star Trek Into Darkness until recently.