In a recent interview Star Wars creator George Lucas was quoted as saying that if the new Star Wars movie sucks that he won’t be responsible. Apparently none of the writing credits will go to Lucas this time. Even though he had written a draft for Episode VII a few years earlier (and subsequently sold it along with his company to Disney), it was not used for Episode VII.
So I guess it’s really official…other than acting as a creative consultant, Lucas has absolutely no input in what happens to his epic space saga. Sadly this is what happens when you sell everything! Mind you, he got married a few years ago so it’s probably no coincidence that he’s living the good life with his younger wife, Melody Hobson and his newly born daughter (2013).
In a way it’s probably a good thing for Mr. Lucas. Just think, he has either written and/or directed every Star Wars film (and rightly so) until now so it may be a nice treat for him. Why? Because when he sees Episode VII in the theatre (likely his own) he will, for the first time, be seeing a Star Wars film that he did not create or have any input in. He finally gets to “watch” !