Should George Lucas Be Involved In Future 'Star Wars' Films?

Patricia Didelot

George Lucas was apparently snubbed by Disney after he sold the Star Wars franchise to the studio a couple of years ago, but should he be involved in future films?

Many reply with a resounding no, not even thinking twice, after the disaster of the prequels, which left fans of the original trilogy with a bad taste in their mouths. However, Lucas is, after all, the creator of the Star Wars universe, and we wouldn't have any of it without his genius.

Without knowing what J.J. Abrams -- who is directing Episode VII, Star Wars: The Force Awakens -- has up his sleeve, the new chapter promises to bring back the old feel of the originals. Since Disney is recalling most of the main cast from the originals, we at least hope that's the intent.

George Lucas directing Star Wars

Fan boys and girls also pray that Abrams has learned the lesson of the not-so-popular prequels and adjusts accordingly. But we can't completely dismiss the first three episodes, as for millions of fans, those are the films from their generation, and they are just as beloved as the original trilogy is.

Like it or not, George Lucas is an integral part of Star Wars films, and many think that he should at least be allowed to sit in as a consultant and have his ideas considered. He did get it all right for the most part when A New Hope arrived in theaters in 1977, starting what even he could have not imagined.

As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Lucas revealed that when he sold the Star Wars franchise in 2012, he already had a blue print for The Force Awakens, the continuation of the saga. Sure, the famous director gave up all rights to be involved in future films, but he expected to at least receive some consideration from the newcomers.

"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 (on screen in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens')."

Insiders speculate that even though George Lucas is not directly involved with Star Wars in any capacity, he may still be influencing what is put out on the big screen. Kathleen Kennedy, Lucasfilm president, is a longtime friend of Lucas, and as such, could be persuaded to incorporate some of his ideas into future films.

It is clear that George Lucas' involvement in future installments is a hot potato with fans of the Star Wars franchise. However, for the millions who were okay with the prequels, it should be a no-brainer.

How do you feel about George Lucas and his involvement in future Star Wars films?

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