George Lucas tells the world to Suck it!
Okay. He didn’t literally say it but in a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal (you know, that newspaper that makes you sound smart just by referring to it?), Lucas has all but signaled that he is taking his toys and going home.
The article, which mostly covers his new movie Red Tails, has Lucas being quoted as giving up on the hollywood biz and focusing on other, more personable pursuits. When the topic of the last 3 Star Wars movies (yet to be made) was brought up, Lucas had this to say:
No doubt he is referring to the criticism he has received on the direction he took with the prequels and the edits he included in the Blu Ray release of the six films. Seems a bit juvenile, no? I mean. You are George Effin Lucas. I mean, even Uwe Boll wakes up every morning with an egged house and a dropbox full of hatemail zip files AND STILL keeps giving us crappy movies. Why would George “The Grey Rooster” Lucas (my name for Georgie) bow to a few thousand, snot nosed nerds and not finish the space opera that helped launch your career? American Graffiti not withstanding.
I suppose self-preservation is key. Seinfeld knew it, The Care Bears knew it, and now George “The Quiet Froth” Lucas (a name I literally just made up) is joining the esteemed ranks of those who knew their stock was only able to go down from here so they did what any red-blooded Nerf Herder would do; cut your losses, fill your wardrobe with horrible looking polos and a few Tommy Bahamas for good measure, and just chill at the hotel bar while your bank account fills up from royalties and licensing agreements.
Cheers to you Lucie baby. You had a good run.
Source: WSJ article