George Lucas has made it clear in the past that he’s not particularly a fan of the new Star Wars films. But director J.J. Abrams has a pretty good idea as to why Lucas feels that way. During an interview with Rolling Stone, Abrams shared his thoughts on the matter.
“It’s probably a complicated thing for him,” said Abrams regarding Lucas selling Star Wars to Disney in 2012. “To decide you’re going to sell this thing that you created, that was your baby, to anyone. That must be more complicated than signing a check and smiling about it.”
However, Lucas hasn’t completely given a cold shoulder to the new films. Abrams noted that “he’s been incredibly gracious” and “super-generous,” during a meeting they had while The Force Awakens was filming.
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“Do I wish that [The Force Awakens] had been his favorite movie of all time? Yes, I only wanted to do well by him,” added Abrams. “I would just say that I have nothing but profound respect for the guy and am still truly, even more so now, working on these movies in awe of what he created.”
Regarding the recent release of the Disney+ series The Mandalorian, Bob Iger noted that “George has been fine” with its treatment.
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