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George Lucas Explains Why He No Longer Wants to Direct ‘Star Wars’

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George Lucas Explains Why He No Longer Wants to Direct ‘Star Wars’

George Lucas, whose special editions and prequels have been the subject of much scorn, isn’t interested in directing “Star Wars,” or any other film that might receive theatrical release.

“You go to make a movie and all you do is get criticized, and people try to make decisions about what you’re going to do before you do it,” the filmmaker said in a new video from Vanity Fair. “Y’know, it’s not much fun, and you can’t experiment; you can’t do anything. You have to do it a certain way. I don’t like that, I never did. I started out in experimental films, and I want to go back to experimental films, but of course no one wants to see experimental films.”

The Q&A, which features a cameo from J.J. Abrams, also includes Lucas’ advice to future “Star Wars” filmmakers and his questions and concerns about the franchise. “I’m curious that the Force doesn’t get muddled into a bunch of garbally-gook,” said the man who introduced midi-chlorians.

Also, he still can’t seem to quit Jar Jar Binks.

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