Love him or hate him George Lucas has created a sci-fi epic that movie-goers of all ages adore. Lucas decided to get candid with Vanity Fair during a quick-fire question video interview.
Lucas is best known as the creator of both Star Wars & Indiana Jones and was the chief executive of LucasFilms before selling it to Walt Disney Co. in 2012. While Lucas is one of American’s most financially successful filmmakers, he’s gotten a lot of heat for his creative works in 1999-2009 (Prequel Star Wars films and the 2008 Indiana Jones film) for the creative direction he took.
George Lucas took some time to sit with Vanity Fair and discussed distancing himself from the Star Wars franchise, check out the video below.
Here are juicy morsels from his interview, featured above, with Vanity Fair.
His thoughts on the current filmmaker environment:
“You go to make a movie and all you do is get criticized, and people try to make decisions about what you’re going to do before you do it.It’s not much fun, and you can’t experiment. You can’t do anything [because] you have to do it a certain way. I started out in experimental films and I want to go back to experimental films.”
His response to his next directorial project:
“I’ll be directing movies, but [they] won’t be movies that will generally be shown anywhere.”
His burning questions about the upcoming Star Wars film by J.J Abrams:
“I’m curious [about The Force Awakens to see if] the Force doesn’t get muddled into a bunch of garbledygook. I’m curious about what happened to Darth Vader’s grandkids.”
Of course, if you want to know what character represents him in the Star Wars Canon-you have to watch the video. What do you think of George Lucas staying away from commercial films and sticking to experimental films?