[VIDEO] George Lucas' Son Says That His Father Began Work On A New Star Wars Trilogy A Year Before Disney Bought The Rights
Posted by Joseph Lee on 10.08.2013
And he talks to JJ Abrams constantly...
In an interview with Flicks and the City, Jett Lucas, the son of George Lucas, said that the director started work on a new Star Wars trilogy a year before Disney bought the rights to the franchise. Here are highlights:
On George Lucas working on the new trilogy: "We knew probably a year prior (to the purchase) he had started writing and researching, starting his whole little process. About a year later was when the idea of selling to Disney came up...It's nice because he's happiest when he's writing and doing something with his time."
On George's feelings about selling the rights: "I knew that he was very torn on the matter, he was like a kid who had turned 18 and was ready to leave the house. Every parent has wanted to let their children go but they want to hold on to you."
On what will happen in the new film: "I already know what happens. I'm happy with what's going to happen."
On if Lucas remains involved with the project: "Yeah, as any parent watching their kid going to college would. He's constantly talking to J.J. [Abrams, director of Episode VII]. Obviously J.J. was handpicked. He [Lucas] is there to guide, whenever, he'll help where he can. At the same time, he wants to let it go and become its new generation."