Lucas Reveals Original Episode VII Plans
In an interview with USA Today. George Lucas revealed for the first time that he had planned to revisit his Star Wars universe BEFORE the sale of Lucasfilm to Disney back in 2012.
Below is an excerpt from the interview where Lucas explains his original intentions:
Lucas already started to develop the next three Star Wars films, but he knew a third trilogy was a 10-year commitment at least. He at first expected to finish Episode VII, release it in May 2015 and then sell the company afterward.
But Disney expressed interest and came along at the right moment, Lucas says. “It’s better for me to get out at the beginning of a new thing and I can just remove myself.
“The time is more important to me than the money.”
Now he can focus on writing what he calls small “experimental” films and be first in line in December for Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
“The only thing I really regret about Star Wars is the fact I never got to see it — I never got to be blown out of my seat when the ship came over the screen,” Lucas says. “The next one, I’ll be able to enjoy it like anybody else.”
The entire article can be found HERE.