George Lucas Praises Current Projects for Talent, Innovation, and Production

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The acquisition of Lucasfilm by Disney in 2012, along with the revelation of a 2015 release date for ‘Star Wars Episode 7,’ created a global sensation. Despite George Lucas’s prior assertions that he had no intention of creating a sequel trilogy, Disney’s acquisition resulted in the announcement of three new Star Wars films.

This development generated a mix of excitement and uncertainty among fans, who were eager to see Disney’s vision for the Star Wars universe. With Disney’s considerable resources now supporting the franchise, many were intrigued by the specifics of the deal that facilitated these new projects.

Following Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm and the Star Wars rights, George Lucas expressed confidence in Disney’s capacity to uphold the franchise’s legacy, believing Disney was the sole entity capable of ensuring its future. Fast forward 12 years, Disney has substantially expanded the Star Wars universe, introducing new lore and concepts while altering various elements. They’ve produced multiple films and live-action TV shows, along with an abundance of animated content.

While some projects have been well-received, others have faced criticism from both critics and fans. The fandom has particularly scrutinized the perceived “liberal” approach to the franchise and Kathleen Kennedy’s direction, often labeled as “woke.”

So, what’s George’s take on all of this? According to his recent speech at Cannes, he approves. Lucas lauds the new projects for their exceptional production quality, talent, and innovative ideas.

I feel like they come from my children, and sometimes it hurts a little when they grow up and get away from you.

It appears that Lucas’ original vision for Star Wars is materializing, despite his initial intentions not to expand it to such an extensive scale.

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