‘Retiring’ George Lucas says he didn’t kill the Star Wars movies — YOU did

Movies, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Television

George Lucas has something to say to Star Wars fans who feel he’s ruined the Saga with his incessant meddling and lackluster prequels:

It’s over. And it’s all your fault.

In a profile leading up to the release of his long-awaited Tuskegee Airmen epic Red Tails, Lucas says he is not only leaving behind the Galaxy Far, Far Away (in film form, at least — three television projects continue apace) but blockbuster-type films in general, once he’s delivered a promised threatened fifth Indiana Jones movie.

Lucas defends giving the beloved cultural touchstones the frequent “special edition” treatment, telling the New York Times that his critics are no better with their Jar Jar Binks-free recuts of Episode I — The Phantom Menace:

“On the Internet, all those same guys that are complaining I made a change are completely changing the movie. I’m saying: ‘Fine. But my movie, with my name on it, that says I did it, needs to be the way I want it.’ “

He adds:

“Why would I make any more when everybody yells at you all the time and says what a terrible person you are?”

Mission accomplished?

Source: New York Times, via Huffington Post

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