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Rubeus
11-21-2015, 01:27 AM
Wonder if Lucas' vision or Disney's vision more appealing?

"They weren't that keen to have me involved anyway" -- Lucas

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The plot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a tightly guarded secret. But what we now know is that the story it tells, as well as the overarching narrative for the new trilogy, is not what franchise creator George Lucas originally had in mind.

Speaking with GameSpot sister site CBS News, Lucas explained that the Star Wars saga, as he envisioned it, is basically a soap opera. Disney listened to Lucas' ideas, but wanted to go another direction.

"The issue was ultimately, they looked at the stories and they said, 'We want to make something for the fans,'" Lucas said. "I said, 'All I wanted to do was tell a story of what happened--it started here and it went there. It's all about generations and the issues of fathers and sons and grandfathers.'

"It's a family soap opera," he added. "People don't realize it's actually a soap opera and it's all about family problems--it's not about spaceships. So they decided they didn't want to use those stories; they decided they were going to do their own thing so I decided, 'Fine.'"



The Force Awakens is the first core Star Wars movie that Lucas will have no direct hand in producing. He says Disney wasn't very thrilled about working with Lucas on the movie and the visionary admits that he wouldn't have been of much help, considering his ideas clashed with Disney's.

"But basically, they weren't that keen to have me involved anyway," he said. "But at the same time, I said, 'If I get in there I'm just going to cause trouble, because they're not going to do what I wanted them to do.' And I don't have the control to do that anymore and all I would do is muck everything up.

"So I said, 'OK, I will go my way and I let them go their way.'"

Disney paid $4.05 billion to buy the Star Wars franchise (among other properties) from Lucas in 2012.

He went on to compare his exit from the juggernaut entertainment series to a breakup.

"When you break up with somebody, the first rule is no phone calls," he said. "The second rule, you don't go over to their house and drive by to see what they're doing. The third one is you don't show up at their coffee shop and say you are going to burn it... You just say, 'Nope, gone, history, I'm moving forward.'"

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/star-wars-the-force-awakens-strays-from-my-origina/1100-6432477/

Drunken Savior
11-21-2015, 02:31 AM
...I think I'm not alone in saying that Lucas having no creative input in Episode 7 is a huge reason why I'm so hyped for it.

Rubeus
11-21-2015, 03:31 AM
Well Lucas can contact NBC to make a soap opera series based on Star Wars

SavedFromSin
11-21-2015, 04:32 AM
I feel bad for Lucas. I don't blame him for wanting to step away from it all.

Drunken Savior
11-21-2015, 06:31 AM
I feel bad for Lucas. I don't blame him for wanting to step away from it all.

I mean, 4 billion dollars is hard to say no to. That's like, thirteen million Playstation 4s. He could literally buy everyone in New York City a Playstation 4 and still have millions of dollars left over.

spider-prime
11-21-2015, 10:12 AM
This was Lucas's original plan!

https://www.reddit.com/comments/3qvj6w

I would have loved that! Evil Jar Jar! WOOO!

Joe Redifer
11-23-2015, 04:14 AM
That is not confirmed to have been Lucas' original plan.

Reality
11-23-2015, 07:48 PM
No but if it ever was his idea, it be so wizards.

FinalSolace2
11-23-2015, 10:43 PM
This was Lucas's original plan!

https://www.reddit.com/comments/3qvj6w

I would have loved that! Evil Jar Jar! WOOO!

How can these idiots believe stupid conspiracy theories, George Lucas is gay if the wbole truth was that Jar Jar was a secret spy and he left that one out

spider-prime
11-24-2015, 07:50 AM
That is not confirmed to have been Lucas' original plan.

Don't ruin my fun by telling me the truth!

FinalSolace2
11-24-2015, 09:18 AM
Don't ruin my fun by telling me the truth!

Yep Joes a "truther"

BlindMaphisto
11-25-2015, 01:20 PM
It's hard for me to imagine Disney screwing up as badly as the prequels were screwed up so this seems like good news.

FinalSolace2
12-31-2015, 11:50 PM
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FinalSolace2
12-31-2015, 11:51 PM
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FinalSolace2
12-31-2015, 11:52 PM
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FinalSolace2
01-01-2016, 12:05 AM
http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/star-wars/17281/the-10-worst-crimes-against-the-original-star-wars-trilogy

George Lucas hasnít been able to resist making the odd nick and tuck to the original Star Wars trilogy over the years. Hereís Jamesí list of the worst alterations...

Read more: http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/star-wars/17281/the-10-worst-crimes-against-the-original-star-wars-trilogy#ixzz3wA2pm1Lm