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George Lucas ‘Doesn’t Really Have Much to Do’ With New Star Wars

George Lucas is taking a kind of “living encyclopedia” role when it comes to the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII, announced in October with Disney’s $4.05 billion purchase of Lucasfilm.

“[If the filmmakers ask],‘Who’s this guy?’ I can tell them,” he told Access Hollywood over the weekend. “I mean, they have a hundred encyclopedias and things, but I actually know a lot. I can say, ‘This is this and this is that.’”

That doesn’t sound like Lucas is particularly involved with the Michael Arndt-written sequel, does it? “Basically I’m not — I don’t really have much to do,” he clarified. No, it certainly doesn’t.

Lucas also responded to rumors about Steven Spielberg’s involvement with Episode VII, saying with a laugh, “I’m pretty sure he’d never want to do that!”

Star Wars: Episode VII is targeted for release in 2015.


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  • Krysmo

    would still like it if he did the story for all 3 films. Think he has done the outlines at least.

  • Bass Guitar Hero

    I think this needs to be filed in the “Duh” Cabinet. When Lucas sold Lucasfilms, he essentially handed over the Star Wars universe to Disney. Any future involvement he might have will be as a “executive consultant” (someone who gets an onscreen credit and maybe a royalty check).