George Lucas Calls Disney ‘White Slavers’ Over Star Wars: The Force Awakens
The father of Star Wars, George Lucas, relayed his disappointment when Disney relayed his babies differently – a way that he himself did not wish for Star Wars: The Force Awakens to be portrayed. In fact, he stated that Disney’s diversion from the original stories and transformation of the franchise into a “retro” movie do not sit well with him.Advertisement
Last 2012, George Lucas, creator and director of several films under the Star Wars flagship, sold such to Disney Corporation which later created Star Wars: The Force Awakens. At present, the movie garnered at least a billion dollars on its first week in theaters, considered as the highest grossing film since “Avatar.”
Despite the movie’s success, Rolling Stone reports that Lucas was not too happy about how Disney portrayed his babies. While he sat down for an interview with Charlie Rose of IndieWire last Christmas, he said, “[Disney] said we want to make [the new trilogy] for the fans. So I said all I wanted to do is tell the story of what happened. You know, it started here, and it went there. It’s all about generations and it’s about the issues of fathers and sons and grandfathers – it’s a family soap opera, I mean, ultimately. We call it a space opera, but people don’t realize it’s actually a soap opera. It’s all about family problems. It’s not about the spaceships.”
He added, “So they decided they didn’t want to use those stories. They decided they were going to do their own thing. I decided, Fine, but basically… they weren’t that keen to have me involved, anyway. But at the same time… If I get in there, I’m just gonna cause trouble, because they’re not gonna do what I want them to do. And I don’t have the control to do that anymore – all I would do is muck everything up. So I sad, Okay, I will go my way, and I’ll let them go their way.”
As reported by Vulture, Lucas was clearly not happy with what Disney came up with for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. He added, “These are my kids. I loved them, I created them, I’m very intimately involved with him, and I sold them to the white slavers that take these things and… [laughs].”
Despite the director’s disappointment with how Disney retracted from his version of Star Wars, George Lucas still admitted that he is still at peace. Heartbroken by his split from his babies, the movie did, however, dominate the movie industry.
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