George Lucas has been at the front of some controversy regarding studio handling and his interpretation of the upcoming blockbuster, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The creator and multi-time director has stated that Disney went with zero of his ideas and he largely contributed nothing to the upcoming film.
So, perhaps his following statements regarding the film after his viewing might be somewhat surprising.
“I think the fans are going to love it,” he said. “It’s very much the kind of movie they’ve been looking for.”
It is key to read into this, especially from George Lucas, a man well rounded in double talk. While he stated the fans would love it, he never stated he did. He also went on to say the following:
“I gotta go to the wedding,” he said. “My ex will be there, my new wife will be there, but I’m going to have to take a very deep breath and be a good person and sit through it and just enjoy the moment, because it is what it is and it’s a conscious decision that I made.”
That being said, despite Lucas never clearly saying he ‘loved’ the movie, it might be for the best. He was the one that hand crafted those prequels!
What do you think about Lucas’ comments regarding The Force Awakens? Will you be seeing it next weekend?