I’m not sure I’m completely sold on the genius of J.J. Abrams—look, his TV show “Lost” was appropriately named—but I am glad he’s made the right call about dumping George Lucas into Hollywood’s celluloid ash heap, as reported deliciously by TMZ:
Disney thinks the Force is no longer strong with George Lucas … because the legendary filmmaker says all his ideas for the new “Star Wars” film were tossed out the nearest airlock.
In an interview with Cinema Blend, Lucas was asked if he had come up with any ideas for “Episode VII” before he sold LucasFilm to Disney back in 2012. He told the interviewer, “The ones that I sold to Disney, they came up to the decision that they didn’t really want to do those. So they made up their own. So it’s not the ones that I originally wrote.”
Now while Lucas’ writing credits are spectacular — the first three “Star Wars” movies and the first three “Indiana Jones” movies, to name a few — the last three “Star Wars” films and the final “Indiana Jones” movie were all … well, you know.
Actually I thought all the rest of the Indiana Jones movies after the first one really kinda stunk, too.