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George Lucas ‘constantly talking’ to J.J. Abrams about Star Wars

October 8th, 2013 by Irwin Fletcher Comments

Even thought George Lucas has sold his beloved Star Wars to Disney and officially stepped away, you can imagine that it might be hard to keep away. This seems to be the case according to Lucas’ son Jett:

“He was very torn on the matter,” Jett Lucas told YouTube channel Flicks and the City in an interview posted on Sunday, revealing that his dad had started researching and writing the new Star Wars movies about a year before the Disney sale — and told him casually over a dinnertime phone call. “He’s happiest when he’s writing and doing something with his time.”

Jett adds that his father has set out “guidelines” for the new movie. When asked if Lucas was keeping a watchful eye over what happens next with Star Wars, the younger Lucas compared the situation to a child leaving home for college:

 “Yeah, as any parent watching their kid going to college would. He’s constantly talking to J.J.. 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.”

When asked what he would like to see in Star Wars Episodes VII, VIII, and IX Jett reveals that he would like a new generation of heroes:

 “That’s a tough question to answer, because to tease you guys more, I already know what happens. I’m happy with what’s going to happen. I would like to see it follow a new generation. I’m not saying that’s what happens. I’m saying that’s what I would like. Because to me these next movies are about the next generation, as the prequels were about a new generation, and the originals were for that generation. So I think following a new generation, and a new group of heroes and villains, I think that’s the right move to make and that’s where I would want it to go.”

In regards to the original cast returning:

“I think it would be awesome. Who doesn’t want to Han Solo cruise through on the Falcon again? But at the same time, maybe he’s teaching his son how to drive on it.”

They also asked him about J.J Abrams and the Benedict Cumberbatch and Saoirse Ronan rumors.

Below is the video of the full interview.

What do you expect to see in the next movie, and are you happy that George Lucas is staying somewhat involved with it?

Star Wars: Episode: VII, scheduled for a 2015 release will be directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Michael Arndt.

Source: Flicks and the City

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