“Star Wars” creator George Lucas recently sat down for an interview with Charlie Rose where among his many comments, he took a shot a shot at Disney.
He jokingly compared selling the space opera franchise to Disney for $4 billion in 2012:
“sold them to the white slavers that take these things”
“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 Force Awakens” continues to be a mammoth blockbuster hit, with fantastic reviews from fans and critics, but the one criticism has had in certain corners is the one shared by Lucas; that it’s too nostalgic and doesn’t break new ground, subsequently many have said that the film is a retelling of “A New Hope” . Check out the video below for a segment of the interview.