After being pushed to the periphery George Lucas was finally allowed some input in the new 'Star Wars' movie.
When Disney first bought Lucasfilm, they made some verbal assurances, the creator of the 'Star Wars' franchise, and the 'Indiana Jones' character. George Lucas was said to be getting an advising role in the Star Wars franchise, and all the future flicks Disney will make based in the galaxy far far away.
But then the first movie of the revamped franchise was released, and when George Lucas read the plot of the film, he was “heartbroken” because his plot points were ignored by the creators of the sequel trilogy. According to the book by Disney’s CEO Bob Iger, George Lucas was not happy with the new movies because they went in a different direction than the one he’d hoped for the future.
We all know what happened to the second movie in the sequel trilogy, The Last Jedi was derided by fans, and there was a $700 million come down from the last movie’s box office total. Then the over-influx of Star Wars movies also caused some fatigue to set in, which resulted in the demise of 'Solo.'
The constant revolving chair of directors was also not doing the franchise any favors, and then the fact the creator the franchise was not happy with the movie’s direction was something which was putting a lot of negative attention on the franchise. Well, it seems as though 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' is not making the same mistakes and getting inputs from the man who started it all in the first place.
Kathleen said, “We sat down with George for a long meeting before we ever put pen to paper on this final episode, so we had the benefit of his thoughts,” seems like someone came to their senses finally. “We took a lot of notes. As Yoda would say, there’s great responsibility that goes with doing this, and I think we all take that seriously,” she continued.
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The head of Lucasfilm is not exactly the favorite person of the fans at this moment, as she is to blame for some of the discord and uncertainty around the franchise. She sidelined the 'Rogue One' director with Tony Gilroy reshooting the ending of the movie, and then the directors of 'Solo' were fired in the middle of the filming. Colin Trevorrow also suffered the same fate after one of his films flopped hard at the box office.
The uncertainty in the franchise is why Kevin Feige asked if he could produce one Star Wars movie. There are more questions surrounding the franchise now then there are answers, so we will need to wait and see what happens when the people behind the making of the final movie listen to the man whose brain was the reason why we got the 'Star Wars' movies in the first place.
Watch: The trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' will be the litmus test which determines what happens to the 'Star Wars' franchise moving forward, and we will get to see what they come up with when the movie arrives in theatre this holiday season on 20 December 2019.
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