When his film "Red Tails" was released earlier this year, George Lucas said that he was retiring and ready to move on to other things - which, yes, would mean no more "Star Wars" films.
The filmmaker reiterated as much when TMZ photographers flagged him down as he was exiting an L.A. eatery on Wednesday. They asked when fans would get to see the seventh, eighth and ninth installments in the "Star Wars" series - and, well, the answer is don't hold your breath.
"Never," Lucas responded as he made his way to his car. "I'm retired."
It looks like he meant what he said in an interview with New York Times magazine earlier this year: "Why would I make any more ['Star Wars' movies] when everybody yells at you all the time and says what a terrible person you are?" he inquired. "I think there are a lot more important things in the world."
Translation: I was looking for a buyer.
We must either continue the trilogy without him or convince him. He can either betray us like anikan or help us like luke. He can take out the energy shields or turn to the dark side. And all u whiners who complain about greedo your idiots. Everyone makes mistakes. It's common. I seggest we convince him. If he is really done, then I will finish what he started.
He did finish what he started. The Starwars series tells the story of Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader, it's his story from childhood to death. It was a great series but now it's over. Stop complaning.
i am a little disappointed i am a 90's kid so naturally my parents showed me those movies and i loved them, then just recently i watched the more recent one's and i rather liked them, and i had forgotten that 4 5 and 6 were old movies, i tried watching them, but they just became very boring, i don't know if it was because they were bad movies, but mostly because i have always loved the actors that were in the more reent star wars movies i love obi one and liam neeson, it's just a real shame, i think the other movies should be remade, not by lucas, but someone else :(
He'll die someday and someone will get paid a load of dinero to make episodes 7, 8, and 9.
We'll wait Geroge. We've got time...
I think this is a real great post. Really Great.
The problem with Star Wars 1, 2, and 3 that most fans (like myself) don't understand is that it was not for us. The newest trilogy was meant to open up marketing avenues to the younger generations not reconnect old fans. I don't know if Lucas is directly involved with the video games and the Clone Wars cartoon, but whoever it is is doing a great job.
Another problem is that these newer films have to compete with the time at which the original fans saw them. The 80's were a great time to be a kid – blockbuster movies were new, computers and technology were rising quickly, mankind began serious travel into space. All promised an exciting and futuristic lifestyle and possibilities were seemingly limitless. Episodes 4,5,6 aren't actually as great as most fans will remember- part of it was just the positive vibe of the era.
george lucas may have 'ruined' star wars but he did produce the first legendary trilogy. yes, its a bit childish but it was ingenious in its own way. people keep hating on lucas and that won't do any good. pressuring him by chiding him and blasting about how horrible he is of a person will obviously have negative effects. look, now he's not making 2 more star wars. what are you star wars fans gonna do? wait for a new director to come and take the lead? thats just sad. if you truly loved star wars, you should've given constructive criticism rather than blasting the whole series. And in all honesty, the recent episodes 1-3 weren't all too bad. Yes the first episode was disastrous but in the general plotline, it fits rather well and transitions rather smoothly into the now episodes 4-6 (except for cgi, puppets and swordplay).
But now that the fans have pushed lucas, the father of our beloved star wars, out of the way, who else is able to take up the task of reanimating star wars? oh well...
lucas deserves a retirement anyways.
WE HATE YOU BECAUSE GREEDO DIDN'T FREEKING SHOOT FIRST!
Besides, the storyline from KotOR and TOR trumps emo-luke and his incest loving sister.
I don't understand what's so wrong episodes 1-3, they were just as stupidly sci fi as 4-6. I got a much better story out of the KOTOR and Jedi Knight games. People act as if he destroyed his own series, not even thinking about how the idea is his and how he shapes it is his duty not the fans'. Every author, director, idealist has their hit, their follow up, and the rest of what they had to give the world.
Sadly Lucas is a hack director. Star wars success in the 70's was pure accident...his vision unobtainable without cgi was accidental gold, if he could have had the goofy aliens, the never ending poo jokes and the 8 is enough references...
The first film would have gone the way of Flash Gordon with queen singing the theme song.
Lucas turned into a focus group hound, only caring about what 8-14 year olds want in a character. And no, 3po and r2 in the original movies might have been comic relief but not the soulless corporate equation to make toys and money like ol Jar Jar was.
Not to mention the dbag keeps ruining the movies. And no they aren't his their are two others....and they seem to like slaughtering the originals just as much.
In my experience, there's no such thing as luck....
I say keep them going make another one people want to see more want to see what's happening now! I think should make another GREAT MOVIE I LOVE THESE CAN'T GET ENOUGH!
Han shot 1st.
Honestly, I'm pretty relieved he's not planning on doing any more, considering how god-awful the last 3 were. Hopefully someday a bright and hopeful person will be conscribed to produce more of this after Lucas is gone, and just maybe they'll be more concerned with telling a story, and not selling a bunch of crap.
Star Wars died a long time ago and I really don't care. It's time for the Star Wars fans to move on to bigger and better things. Star Wars looks dated today. Too 70's.
So are the pyramids, but we can still admire what they are and their historical value.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal is still worse than all the Star Wars prequels combined. Ugh... 15 minutes into the thing and I was ready for the blessed end! I'm a tad bit upset with Spielberg for participating in that farce, but Lucas was the fuel for the project and he's the one who wrote the cursed thing! That's truly worthy of shame. smh
Mr. Lucas, if you don't want people criticizing your work maybe you should write something intelligent with adult plot, characters and dialog. But since you seem intent on retiring, please take your friend Steve Spielberg with you. We're all pretty grossed out by the Lucas / Spielberg reek you two always impart on your movies. Oh, and when you see Steve next, ask him to write a movie once in a while without somehow shoving Nazis into it.
He should have retired before he made those three horrible prequels and badly updated the original three. Thanks for ruining Star Wars George! On second thought, there are a few more movie series that I'm sure Lucas can ruin. How about a Die Hard prequel that shows John McLean at the police academy. George, you should have hung it up long ago!
Irvin, you've been in the business long enough to know it's THX 1138, not THX 1128.
And all Lucas would have to do is buy the rights to some of the hundreds, nay, thousands of Star Wars books that have been written since the first three movies came out. It can't be all that hard, unless he doesn't want to spend anymore money to make a whole helluva lot more money. Doesn't he have a little country somewhere he would like to buy?
Beep beep wooooo.
Does this mean will not have see a sequel to Howard the Duck?
This is the best news EVER, although I wish he would make THX1128(2) or American Graffiti 2 so he would have less time to destroy the art that OTHERS have brought to the big screen. Check the credits, Lucas didn't direct ESB or RoTJ, yet he feels like he can alter them as much as he pleases... I wish he had gone away in 1984.
THX1128? You are not a fan and your whole argument fell apart with that typo
It is overall said that God created the earth in 6 days then rested on the 7th day. George Lucas should make one last Star Wars with many of the original cast members from the first 3 star wars and end with a 11 Academy Award winning super production which tells the story in which Mark Hamill Luke Skywalker now a full trained Jedi Master along with Princess Leia Carrie Fischer works with Harrison Ford who is now a general in the republic and married to Princess leia. All the original Jedis are resurrected from the nether world as they transport themselves from being just ghosts to actual Jedis again with the power of the force. While the Empire is dead and gone the final battle between the remaining Sith and bounty hunters and mercenaries in the Galaxy still remains for absolute peace. I think George Lucas would reconsider making a Star Wars especially if he listened to his biggest fans. I would love to see a Star Wars film which tells what happens in the future after the events of Return of the Jedi when the Emperor died. If Lucas is smart he would re-invent the design and instead of relying so much on computer generated technology he will make the Star Wars episode 7 a more realistic fillm with animatronic aliens. While special effects would play a big role in the film the film would be huge in terms of building something spectacular that all die hard Star Wars fans have hoped to see what they did not in the pre-quels.
Or he could just license the property to someone who is competent...start by rebooting those awful prequels, and if that meets success, follow up with parts 4-9.
Fortunes would be made if it worked out.
Biggest problem with Star Wars today? Disney.
If in part 7, 8, 9 – this one when Han Solo married Leia and Luke goes out looking for Jedi to join. a sinster side of the Dark Forces kidnapped the twins from Han Solo, then Leia goes into serious depression, Han Solo can't leave but calls in favors to help. Leia goes into Jedi mind trying to find Luke while he trains other Jedis, then when connect, Luke calls his old friends and young Jedi to come and fight, the biggest, baddest, and grandest fight of them all. All color of lightsabers going on, X-wings, Y-wings, the Falcon, Chewie and his pals in Wookies come out to fight and then just before it got worst, Luke saved his nephew and niece and bring to Leia then she got well.
He should have never made the last three. They were all awful. Oh and re-numbering and reissuing the original 3 as #4, #5, and #6 is just crass.
A new hope the first movie made was labeled Episode IV when the empire strikes backs was released and The Empire strikes back was always listed as Episode V and Return of the Jedi always listed as Episode VI. So they were never renumbered.
Only 2of the 6 where any good anyway, the first two original ones, the rest stunk
So true jack. Return of The Jedi was the canary in the coal mine that told us all that Lucas had nuked the fridge.
Fail.... Renumbering ????
Serves all you fairweather fans right. Us diehard fans have to suffer because you all can't leave the man alone long enough to make more movies. Lets face it, he has more talent in his right pinky finger than you have in your whole body. So in reality all your pathetic pesudo-fanboy drivel is a complete waste of a real fans time.
Why would he need to make new movies. He just modifies the other movies and re-releases them after a couple of years. I'm sure that someday he will completely redo them all like how the Spiderman Movies are starting over again.
...Seriously – I don't blame Lucas one bit. You guys are all #(!@...I guess I am the only person out there who actually ENJOYED the prequels. He obviously put a lot of time and effort into them and they were awesome – people are just b****y. The prequels were written when the original movies had come out – I saw nothing wrong with anything he has done and I'm so OVER people bashing on him. So don't go crying now that he is over all of you.
Thank you George for realizing how insignificant this movie actually is. There should never be another "Star Wars" episode/movie.
I didn't mind ep 1,2, and 3. I think 1 would have been a great movie had they just not put Jar Jar in it. Take him out and it's a great movie. 7, 8, and 9 need to be made to finish the story.
why won't he just let speilberg or the wachowski bros. do a star wars trilogy if he wants to retire ??? that way he doesn't get yelled at, makes $$$, and the fans get more star wars. everyone comes away happy.
I think he should turn the reins over to Peter Jackson and let him make the trilogy of Star Wars that should have been.
Don't worry guys! Aren't EP 5 and 6 directed by other directors? Maybe someday a better director will rise up to bury the prequels with better sequels and newer Star Wars movies
THANK GOD!!! Wait, did he say, 'Never', or did he say, 'NOOOOOOOOOO Never!'
Hope you die soon and someone continue your job
So the last thing we get from lucasarts is a online game the old republic that plays like it is from 2005 single player game .Ya i think we wont miss any more movies
I think Lucas needs to stop being so stingy and let his company's gifted employees move on with his visions. He does not have to write the scripts. San Francisco and Hollywood has plenty of writers eager to take on this challenge. Go ahead and take a vacation. When you come back the script will be ready and lets get this done for the fans. Remember, it was the fans (moms, dads, and kids all over the world) coupled with your hard work that made you rich. Let's do this!
Yeah he retires now that he ruined the childhood memories of a generation. Thanks alot.
What he fails to realize is that the very reason people "yell at him" is the reason he *should* continue the story. He created a true modern mythology that goes well beyond 'pop culture phenomenon'. People love and care about the story; it has become part of our culture. Would Mr. Lucas prefer people DON'T respond to Star Wars on an emotional level?
The first movie came out 35 years ago, and kids STILL dress up like Darth Vader for haloween..... It's pretty amazing.
I agree! I mean, REALLY!
Whys everybody got to bash american graffiti i like the movie but hey im a car guy.it was a sweet 55 gasser harrison ford drove.
Retire good, who needs you! After what you did to Star Wars who needs it? Stars was so awesome until you changed it all, and now it sucks boo hoo so your going to retire who cares, I don't you can't change history just because you feel like it, your movies SUCK, and what you did sucks to, won't miss you or your movies, miss the ones you messed with. Loved the original actors and wow the end of Jedi now what an insult to the fans and the actors would love to see them restored back but he has said change is good not in my book. May the Force be with us and you well have a nice life, I am so glad there will be NO MORE Star Crap from you!
The older three movies are classics. We all know this, the newer three werent the worst movies ever made. They were decent at the worst. I have noticed in the past TEN YEARS Hollywood is out of ideas. Dried up and pathetic. Mission Impossible... Stallone. And many more. I have a ton of ideas... As Im sure many people do. Hollywood is just alot of the same recycled garbage anymore.
I barely watch the ones you already made since I got Netflix, I'm a horror movie buff.
ANTON, NAME ANOTHER ONE OF HIS FILMS THAT HAS HELD UP ?? UMMM AMERICAN GRAFFITI YOU DAMN MORON. WHERES YOUR MOVIE KNOWLEDGE ? YOU WANNA PLAY WITH THE BIG BOYS ? THEN DO SOME RESEARCH BEFORE YOU OPEN YOUR MOUTH AND SPOUT OUT AN IGNORANT COMMENT LIKE THAT. STUPID ASS !
I have said it twice now. The first step in getting over your prequel and lucas hatred is realizing you have grown up. I dont get the same feeling watching benji or goonies that i did when i was 10. The mind of a child operates a little differently than an adults. Fans begged for these films for 16 years. Its not the other way around. I didnt see lucas running into crowds of fans waving his arms frantically shouting "when do you want more movies" You haters need to be spit on. you're not real fans. Go read your gay ass expanded universe crap. You wanna talk about lame wooden characters and total cheese then pick that crap up
Brian has it right on his assesment of Lucas retiring. Be thankful we have 6 movies which are EACH good in their own way. If you idiot so called "fans" wanted more you shouldnt have cried over the prequels. I'm as big a fan as ANY of you, grew up with these movies, saw each 10 plus times during their original theatrical runs and know each film by heart. Wah wah. The prequels suck wah ! Lucas raped my childhood wah ! Im sick of hearing the raped my childhood crap. What does that mean anyway? Im in my late 30s and realize that seeing new star wars as an adult might leave a different impression on me. You who complain over them have NOT grown up. He made these movies for you whiney ass babies that cried and begged for more for 16 years. GROW UP. As for anyone else who thinks its a good idea for someone else to do star wars wake up. The expanded universe stuff for the most part is CRAP. Parts of zahns trilogy was ok, but a cloned emperor ?? Really ?? Thats as lame as it gets.
well you ARE a terrible person george lucas.. not only do you screw your employee's over on fake stock options, but since you lost the brain trust in Joesph Cambell, you are reduced to the intelligence of Jar Jar Binks, and american graffitti.. I would imagine it would be a bit tough on your narcissistic personality to do more movies and expose even more of your incompetence to the world.. don't bother coming back..
why is everyone bashing george? he deserves his retirement
I admit the first three original starwars films was the sh&t...the og trilogy but the other three film..sucked balls....i think lucas does havent the creativity to write about anything else...i do have the first three on dvd and watchem when i can....
Really? People want more after those last three (episode 1-3) and the really bad remakes of the first three films (episodes 4-6)?
Me sa thinks it be all my fault...
MAYBE WE CAN GET A SEQUEL TO AMERICAN GRAFFITTI?
They already made a sequel to American Graffiti.
Thank goodness. I just wish he had retired before Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull – worst movie I've ever seen in my entire life; and I've seen a lot of really bad movies. Absolute torture; I'd rather be forced to watch Barney for twelve hours straight. And no, I'm not being hyperbolic. And the last three Star Wars (the prelude), were really bad too, they dragged like crazy. He should've cut twenty to thirty minutes from each of them. Oh, happy day – when it was determined there would be no more Star Wars films. :)
Couldnt agree more.
He thought messing with the classic star wars would go over well?
What next adding zombies to jaws 3-d, or adding new characters to alien?
I also hate any directors cut..if it wasn't good enough to be included in the original..we don't need it!
I can't believe with all the zillions he's made he's such a sourpuss!
There still selling toys , books etc..over 30 years after the first film. No other franchise has lasted this long, toys never left the market.
Too bad carrie fisher lost 200 lbs, and started taking whacko meds..a face job and breast lift and she will be ready to shoot the next film!
Dear George Lucas, may you find that adventerous rebel child in your heart once again.
If the original cast came back so would the magic. if i win this 500 mil lotery im in for 200 mil
I want a 3D version of all 6!
He's a coward.
He doesn't like that we live in in a society that has a voice. It is not enough that he gets a few billion in positive feedback.
He needs universal adoration. The films are kiddy popcorn not Citzen Kane.
Hand off franchise to 1 of a million others who could write it.
Name one fil he has made that has held up other than raiders that was directed by Spielberg.
Once,a long time ago,in a galaxy far far away...there were only three nyggers. Mace Windu,Lando Calrissian and Captain Panaka. I have always wanted to ask George why a galaxy populated with so many strange creatures was seemingly devoid of Asians,Blacks and Latinos.
Well that means I will always consider the Timothy Zahn trilogy(Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising, The Last Command) as episodes 7, 8, 9. If you haven't read them, I advise you to pick them up. They are incredible reads!
Agreed Jamaal. The Timothy Zahn novels were great. They're the only SW novels I've ever read, when I was 14, and they were so so much better than the prequels.
Lucas needs to retire before he does any more damage.
(Also check out Andrew B's comments. Amazing. Oh my god what a mean little dork.)
Thank God! He should have retired long, long ago befer he recut the original three and raped the childhood of generations!
Goodbye and goodnight, the bedbugs bite do not let
u r all stoopid.
He has a point...if I were him I probably wouldn't make any more. If people want to yell and scream at you and think of all sorts of mean names to call you because they disagree with how you made your movies, I don't see how that is incentive to make more? If people wanted more star wars they shouldn't moaned and whined about the ones he did give. (Though I have to admit I hated the new trilogy.)
I think Lucas has earned his retirement and shouldn't be pressured into making more Star Wars films.
Star Wars fans now know the saga has 'officially' ended, but it won't stop the love and support of the Star Wars fan community. Fans will always find a ways to add onto the Star Wars universe; Such as making fan fiction, fan-made films and other shoot-off stories, artwork, ideas or concepts. I'm not too worried about it.
I just serenely hope people quit harassing Lucas about the prequels. –Enough is enough.
Not true. Originally he laid out 9 films. The first three released were ep 4-6, the rebellion. The next three were ep 1-3, as flash back showing the Clone Wars and the creation of the Empire. The three, 7-9, were to take up after the death of the Emperor and the re-establishment of the New Republic.
Some are still waiting for the final three.
Looking for a Yodatte I am, lonely I have become...
i want to 7-9 with same charcters
Just as was the case with Gene Roddenberry of Star Trek, when Lucas dies, there will be more Star Wars movies made.
i like to observe da phat package of dem jig*-booos!! Dem niggs got da super-sized dongers!!
So what if one producer retires who is he in your personal life, no one. There are better things than starwas. How about real wars. maybe he is building a space ship so he can fly away.
Retire let him, nothing he owes us...Yoda, dishes you must do or the switch you will get!!
Star Wars films were okay (only because of the special effects-would have been better than okay if I hadn't felt like I'd lost 20% of my hearing when the movie ended). Thank goodness George Lucas realized that enough is enough!
Fine, let him be retired. Just let people with talent write the script and direct it. Problem solved. JJ Abrams did just find with the Star Trek reboot.
Thank God! Now George Lucas won't make any more crap. The last good movie he directed was A New Hope. The last good movie he produced was Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. As far as I'm concerned, he's been retired for a long time. Good riddance.
Me do!! so stretched out i can hold back me poop!
You crying boy? Maybe we'll go down to McDonald's and get you a wha-burger and some french cries. How about a whine-eken? You little, sissy boy. Def Leppard sucks!
Funny movie that was. Great reference Boba made.
I be a fairy that always wanted to pack Han Solo's fudge!!
You tell em Steve Dave!!!!
F@g Rap3r.... you mean him or you? I bet both of you have stretched-out a$$es and spooge on your chins! fking fan-boys crack me up. Real life sux for you, so you live in a made-up world where you get to pretend you're cool. Sad, really.
U iz all ho-mos with a fetish for being a rump ranger! What a bunch of pillow biters!!
U dont know what decent is. look who ur friends with
He just has to get desperate like Kevin Smith did, "God I ran out of ideas what am i gonna do?? *snaps his fingers* got it!! Clerks 2...."
Oh well. At least it is still alive in books.
Make decent Star Wars movies and people won't say you suck.
I totally agree. If he actually took the time and gave the fans what they wanted rather than re-releasing and re-releasing the Star Wars movie maybe he wouldn't get so much criticism.
That is an incredible compilation! Kudos!
HEY LOSER, TURN OFF YOUR CAPS-LOCK!
NAH BRO I CANT I GOT A SOUR PATCH KID STUCK UNDER IT AND IT S STUCK FO EVA
I been pumpin dem lil gayboyz in da keister with my tiny peter!!
GEORGE LUCAS IS TO BUSY THINKING OF WAYS TO REPACKAGE AND REHASH THE ORIGINALS TO COME UP WITH MORE STORIES
Well, that sucks!
Convince him, we must.
So it isn't so george! I'm sure you've got one or two more in you. You owe it to your fans who have loved and supported you for years. Please, please, please.
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