We've got a little update regarding Star Wars that comes from George Lucas' son Jet. In a recent interview with Flicks and the City, Jet talked a lot about his dad and shed some light on what was going on before Disney bought Lucasfilm, and how his dad is frequently consulting with J.J. Abrams for the new Star Wars film.
"He’s constantly talking to J.J. [Abrams, director of Episode VII]. Obviously J.J. was handpicked. He [Lucas] is there to guide, whenever, he’ll help where he can. At the same time, he wants to let it go and become it's new generation."
Abrams is currently prepping up to start shooting Star Wars: Episode VII. The script is being polished, the casting is underway, and the sets are being built. I'm so excited to see what he does with it! Jet goes on to talk about the Lucasfilm purchase saying that his dad was already working on continuing the saga, which had been rumored for some time.
"We knew probably a year prior (to the purchase) he had started writing and researching, starting his whole little process. About a year later was when the idea of selling to Disney came up...It's nice because he's happiest when he's writing and doing something with his time."
He then talks about George being torn on letting Star Wars go,
"I knew that he was very torn on the matter, he was like a kid who had turned 18 and was ready to leave the house. Every parent has wanted to let their children go but they want to hold on to you."
At one point he's asked what he thinks will happen in the new trilogy, and this was his reply,
"I already know what happens. I'm happy with what's going to happen."
That's cool that he knows, but I'm actually not as jealous as I thought I would be when I read that. Why? Because I don't really want to know all of the details of what is going to happen next. I'd like to save most of the surprises for when I actually see the movie.
The script for the movie was written by Michael Arndt, and will most likely focus on a new generation of heroes featuring Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford, and their characters' kids.