Lucas: Disney Wanted A Retro “Star Wars”

“Star Wars” creator George Lucas has taken a shot at Disney Pictures during a recent sitdown interview with Charlie Rose.

Talking about selling off his space franchise to Disney for $4 billion in 2012, he spoke about the films he created and the four he directd which he called his kids. He then jokes about having “sold them to the white slavers that take these things/”

Lucas went on to tell Rose that he has accepted that the franchise is now in other hands, and why he opted out of being involved in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”:

“They wanted to do a retro movie. I don’t like that. Every movie, I worked very hard to make them different. I made them completely different – different planets, different spaceships to make it new.

They weren’t that keen to have me involved anyway, but if I get in there, I’m just going to cause trouble, because they’re not going to do what I want them to do. And I don’t have the control to do that anymore, and all I would do is muck everything up. And so I said, ‘OK, I will go my way, and I’ll let them go their way.'”

The new “Star Wars” film continues to be a massive success at the box-office and has scored critical raves, but it also has come under criticism in certain corners for Lucas’ chief complaint above – that it’s too nostalgic and doesn’t break new ground.