George Lucas Isn't Doing Much for STAR WARS: EPISODE VII
George Lucas is supposed to be a consultant for Disney and Lucasfilm on the new Star Wars films currently being developed, but according to the man himself he really isn't doing much in that role. When asked about his involvement with Star Wars: Episode VII he had this to say,
[If the filmmakers ask],‘Who’s this guy?’ I can tell them. I mean, they have a hundred encyclopedias and things, but I actually know a lot. I can say, ‘This is this and this is that.’
Basically I’m not — I don’t really have much to do.
So there you have it, maybe the less he does for the films the better. He's basically handed them over everything they need, and if they want his input they'll ask him for it. He seems pretty much done with the franchise. Lucas was then asked about his thoughts on Steven Spielberg possibly directing a Star Wars movie in which he laughed and said,
He's probably the most brilliant director working in the business today. I’m pretty sure he’d never want to do that!
Which is basically what Spilberg said himself. As of right now we are all just waiting for Lucasfilm to announce the director of Star Wars: Episode VII. In the mean time Lucas is just enjoying his semi-retirement. I'm confident that Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy has everything under control, and the future of Star Wars is going to be amazingly epic!