In the five years since Disney purchased Lucasfilm for over $4 billion dollars, the studio has had success with the movies they have produced. The production on those films had issues from time to time, but things always worked out by the time the films were released.
Actor Mark Hamill, who arguably plays the most iconic character in the Star Wars films in Jedi Master Luke Skywalker recently spoke with Metro, and gave his thoughts on Disney refusing the influence of George Lucas on the new trilogy.
“What I wish is that they had been more accepting of his guidance and advice. Because he had an outline for ‘7,’ ‘8,’ and ‘9’. And it is vastly different to what they have done. But then again, I don’t want to be an old stick in the mud. There were the originals. There’s the prequels. But that’s all George. And now we have the next generation. And as far as I can see they are more popular than ever.”
I am sure Disney has a great deal of respect for Lucas, and what he created, but with the mixed reactions of the prequel trilogy, Disney didn’t want to take any chances.
I have also read that Disney wasn’t very keen on the direction Lucas’ treatment took the franchise. They had just spent an insane amount of money buying these properties and had to be sure they could lay the groundwork for a plethora of future films.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is almost here folks, we are really looking at just two more days, once today is over, and since today is already here, I don’t count it.
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