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George Lucas Is Retiring From Commercial Filmmaking (Again?)

Monday 4th June 2012 by Jonathan

According to this article at JoBlo, George Lucas is retiring from commercial filmmaking. We heard some of these sentiments around the time Red Tails was released, and then it was recently announced that longtime friend Kathleen Kennedy was taking over operation of Lucasfilm. Now this seems to confirm it.

As the article quotes, “I’m moving away from the company, I’m moving away from all my businesses, I’m finishing all my obligations and I’m going to retire to my garage with my saw and hammer and build hobby movies. I’ve always wanted to make movies that were more experimental in nature, and not have to worry about them showing in movie theatres.”

You mean the prequels WEREN’T experimental films!?! So, let’s ask it: Is this the end of the Star Wars and Indiana Jones cinematic universes? And are you interested in seeing some of George’s “hobby movies”?


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  • xan

    After RedTails, which had the same explosion cg sequences as the prequels(!), no… w/ this news it begs the question how much sucks does it take to get to the top of the Lucas empire.