George Lucas Felt "Betrayed" By Disney And Didn't Like Star Wars: The Force Awakens Becaue It Had Nothing New

Jay Cochran - September 24, 2019
According to THR, Disney's CEO Bob Iger has said in his upcoming new book titled, The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned From 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company that Star Wars creator George Lucas was not happy with Star Wars: The Force Awakens or the direction the house of the mouse took his creation.

According to the book, Disney purchased outlines for three new movies Lucas had created when it made a deal to acquire Lucasfilm in 2012. While not legally obligated to do so, Lucas became very unhappy to the extent of feeling betrayed when he discovered they were not going to use those for the next round of Star Wars movies.

Things got worse after Lucas was shown a private screening of The Force Awakens because in his words, it presented nothing new.

“There’s nothing new,” he said. In each of the films in the original trilogy, it was important to him to present new worlds, new stories, new characters, and new technologies. In this one, he said, ‘There weren’t enough visual or technical leaps forward.’ He wasn’t wrong, but he also wasn’t appreciating the pressure we were under to give ardent fans a film that felt quintessentially Star Wars.”


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