George Lucas sheds more light on why he wasn?t as involved in Star Wars: The Force Awakens as we thought he should be.
It?s obvious that this is an off-shoot of his decision to sell his company Lucas Arts to Disney. As we all know, Lucas Arts is instrumental in bringing to us the Star Wars franchise, where the six main films spawned an empire built upon collectibles, memorabilia, and an almost myth-like franchise which has a rabid fan-following. George Lucas sold more than just his company to Disney, and that?s why Disney might see it as a big gain more than a risk.
We take a look at this Daily Mail UK which gives more clarity to the stories behind the conception of Star Wars. Apparently, Lucas had already penned a story for the next three movies in the franchise; however, Disney opted to go along with their own vision for the franchise, snubbing Lucas? scripts and his volunteering to direct the film. Also, we take a look at this Comic Book article where we see how Darth Vader #1?the comic series helmed by the Sith Lord?does.
A disappointed George Lucas
George Lucas has every reason to feel left out in the new movie.
Aside from the fact that he?s sold his studio, Lucas Arts, to Disney, George Lucas? ideas as creative consultant wasn?t heard out very well, as per Daily Mail UK. While George, as per the article, certainly relishes his new-found freedom to play doting father to his 17-month old daughter, he certainly isn?t done making significant additions to his movie just yet. However, Disney is having none of it, and Lucas doesn?t like that one bit.
Is it right for George Lucas to air out his grievances to the public? Perhaps, since Star Wars is still his and he is cast as a creative consultant. However, the duties and benefits of his title should be in full display now. As for Disney, we have yet to wait and see what they will do in reaction to this.
Darth Vader #1 Surprises
In comic book news, however, Darth Vader #1 arrives on the figurative newsstands, and it seems fans of the Star Wars franchise is enthralled by the raspy-voiced Sith Lord. As per Comic Book, Star Wars: Darth Vader #1 is selling like hotcakes, and he is certainly loved by the people. The latest series in Marvel?s own Star Wars re-boot is written by Kieron Gillen and drawn by Salvador Larroca.
In Darth Vader #1, the story follows the reluctant Sith Lord as he and his master recoils from their latest defeat at the hands of the Rebel Alliance. He now knows that somehow, there is a Jedi?or someone strong in the Force?fighting with the Rebels. What will he make of it? As per the article, the series will follow Darth Vader as he reacts following the Battle of Yavin.
As the Credits come to a Close?
Lucas? griping and the fate of the Darth Vader comic book aside, 2015 is shaping up to be a pretty exciting time to be a Star Wars fan. With all the fanfare surrounding the series, it?s a nice feeling to once again have to expect a movie from the franchise coming out at the end of the year. Will it be another classic?
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