When George Lucas handed over the deed for the Star Wars galaxy to Disney, he retained a role as a “creative consultant” on any future iterations of Star Wars-y stuff, including the sequel trilogy currently being prepped. Fans have long debated the meaning of that “creative consultancy,” because the internet was specifically created for fans to analyze every bit of Star Wars news.
However, in a new interview with Access Hollywood — recorded after his win at the Daytime Emmys for the now-canceled Clone Wars series — George Lucas indicates that the extent of his “consulting” is enjoying a well-earned retirement.
Asked if he has been in contact with Abrams, Lucas responds, “I have not spoken to J.J. He’s been busy with Star Trek. I’m sure he’ll let me know when he’s got some questions.” Maybe, after taking an extremely hands-on role with the prequel trilogy, Lucas is happy to step back and let Abrams put his unique stamp on the franchise. (Can’t wait for the giant alien reptile insect!) Lucas does not mention the fact that he and Abrams apparently shop at the same clothing store — see image above, but you can watch the full interview with Lucas below:
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