George Lucas Says Ending His Work on 'Star Wars' Was like a 'Break Up'

Star Wars: The Force Awakens has proven a hit with moviegoers and critics alike. But not everyone seems to be happy with the direction J.J. Abrams and his crew took the new film. 


George Lucas, in an interview with Charlie Rose, talked about the experience of letting others take over his beloved franchise. Lucas said of the 6 original movies that "These are my kids." It was a painful experience for Lucas to remove himself from involvement with the films. You can sense a bit of bitterness in the interview when he said that his suggestions weren't taken or even wanted. 


Lucas went on to describe how leaving the films was like a "break up" in a relationship. 

The Force Awakens, meanwhile, is on track to be the highest grossing movie of all time. The film has already made more than $1 billion worldwide and has yet to open in China. 

 

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George Lucas Says Ending His Work on 'Star Wars' Was like a 'Break Up'
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