As you may already be aware, in 2012 George Lucas sold his company Lucasfilm, to the Walt Disney Company for approximately $4.06 billion dollars giving Disney full rights to the Star Wars franchise. Disney then created “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and has plans for 2 more Star Wars movies and 3 anthology films set in the Star Wars universe.
Well apparently George Lucas was not happy with the film, which he feels is retro and fan fed, he felt each film should move forward while Disney wanted to pay homage to the original trilogy. However Lucas may have gone too far in an interview with Charles Rose prior to the film premier, claiming he sold his company to ” white slavers” although not clear what was meant by this statement (Rose never clarified) it was clear fans were taking to the internet and voicing their opinions, some siding with Lucas and some with Disney.
At the premier of Star Wars; The Force Awakens Disney CEO Bob Iger took the time to tank George Lucas, who was at the premier, for his “sheer genius” for creating Star Wars. The film has already grossed over one billion dollars world wide since December 18th.
At this point George Lucas has apologized for his statements saying he used “very inappropriate analogy” and was also quoted saying:
“I have been working with Disney for 40 years and chose them as the custodians of Star Wars because of my great respect for the company and Bob Iger’s leadership. Disney is doing an incredible job of taking care of and expanding the franchise. I rarely go out with statements to clarify my feelings but I feel it is important to make it clear that I am thrilled that Disney has the franchise and is moving it in such exciting directions in film, television and the parks. Most of all I’m blown away with the record-breaking blockbuster success of the new movie and am very proud of JJ and Kathy.”
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