George Lucas has come out of retirement to retire again, according to The Force.net and their foreknowledge of an upcoming interview Lucas did with Empire Magazine. Those Jedi and their wacky knowledge of things to come, am I right?
“I’m moving away from the company, I’m moving away from all my businesses, I’m finishing all my obligations and I’m going to retire to my garage with my saw and hammer and build hobby movies. I’ve always wanted to make movies that were more experimental in nature, and not have to worry about them showing in movie theatres.”
Not exactly sure what he means by ‘experimental’ movies or how this affects that he previously retired after wrapping on Red Tails. Maybe he’s just doing this for attention? “I’m totally going to do it this time, you’ll see… you’ll all miss me when I’m gone too..” type deal? Who knows. What I do know is for all the hate and verbal vitriol the man once worshiped as a nerd-god has received, I’d actually be interested in seeing what he comes up with when he starts to make these smaller, more personal films. Assuming they are not on super-8 and resemble anything like my crappy photoshop above.
Now, speculation time. What are these obligations he says he needs to wrap up? Star Wars TV show? A extra super special edition where Greedo sends Han a memo announcing that he plans to shoot him first?