George Lucas criticises ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

Los Angeles, Jan 1 (IANS) American filmmaker and creator of “Star Wars” George Lucas is unhappy with the “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”.

During an interview with television talk show host Charlie Rose, Lucas criticised the “retro” tone of the seventh instalment of the series and jokingly compared Disney to “white slavers” which had bought his “kids”.

“These are my kids. All the ‘Star Wars’ films. I love them, I created them, I’m very intimately involved in them. And I sold them to the white slavers that take these things and…?” Lucas said.

He didn’t finish his sentence, but rather laughed before Rose asked him other questions.

The 71-year-old said he had begun working on another “Star Wars” film before the Disney takeover, but added the company was not “that keen to have me involved”.

“If I get in there, I’m just going to cause trouble, because they’re not going to do what I want them to do. And I don’t have the control to do that anymore, and all I would do is muck everything up. And so I said, ‘Okay, I will go my way, and I’ll let them go their way’,” he said.

Lucas revealed that Disney decided to “do their own thing”.

“They decided they didn’t want to use those stories. They decided they were going to do their own thing. So I decided, ‘Fine’,” he said.

He also said that Disney wanted to “do a retro movie” and he didn’t like the outcome.

“They wanted to do a retro movie. I don’t like that. Every movie, I worked very hard to make them different, make them completely different with different planets, different spaceships, to make it new.”

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