George Lucas had sold the Star Wars franchise to Disney on the promise that they would honor what he wanted for the last three films. However, as soon as production for the film began it was very obvious for him that he would not be getting what he wanted for the films. Thus, in a recent interview with Charlie Rose, Lucas compared selling Lucasfilm to Disney as selling his children to “white slavers.” At the moment Lucas was merely stating how he felt about the situation.
Lucas has since apologized for his comment of comparing Disney to “white slavers.” Saying that the analogy he used was probably not the proper one he should have used at the time. The man had put 40+ years in the series and he wanted to see his legacy completed. What’s surprising about this story is that many Star Wars fans don’t seem to actually agree with Lucas. Assuming we were fans of Star Wars, Lucas’ opinion on the film would at least have a minor impact on how we felt about The Force Awakens. Instead, there aren’t any fans that seem to be outraged at Disney for not going with the intended story line that Lucas had created.
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