The father of Star Wars, George Lucas, saw Star Wars Episode VII, The Force Awakens, well before its public release. His earlier comments on the Star Wars: Episode 7 reveals that Disney, to whom he sold the Star Wars franchise to, and Director and Producer J.J. Abrams used none of his draft plot or script for the film.
However, Star Wars: The Force Awakens features the core Star Wars characters created by George Lucas – Han Solo, Leia Organa, Chewbacca, C3PO, R2D2, General Ackbar and Luke Skywalker – but everything else – including presumably the characters of Rey, Finn, Poe, BB8 and others – are all Disney’s and J.J. Abrams’ ideas.
So, what did George Lucas think of the film? At the Kennedy Center 2015 Honors earlier in December 2015, where George Lucas was honored for his legacy in film, he was asked and responded to his take on the film. George Lucas stated that:
“I think the fans are going to love it. It’s very much the kind of movie they’ve been looking for.”
Well that’s hardly a ringing endorsement of what HE thinks, but George Lucas was right about the fans as Star Wars The Force Awakens shattered several film box office records since last Thursday.
However, current Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy, who worked with George Lucas prior to the Star Wars sale to Disney, noted that Lucas “like it” when referring to Star Wars: Episode VII.
Well that’s about as much as we’ll likely get from George Lucas.
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