George Lucas is tone deaf in a lot of ways. Some (like myself) would argue that deafness is one of the leading factors contributing to the prequel trilogy missing the mark by such a wide margin, and that same deafness explains why George doubles down on those films as something “experimental.” All things considered, it’s a bit baffling to me that Lucas would sell the property off to Disney, a move that from top of bottom was probably the best that could be made for all parties involved. However, it’s become apparent in the aftermath of the buyout that Lucas regrets his decision, having likened it to a bad divorce, and voicing repeatedly how upset he was over the fact that Disney wanted to make a movie “for the fans.”
While speaking to Charlie Rose, George railed even harder on Disney, stating “[The Star Wars films] are my kids. I loved them, I created them, I’m very intimately involved with them and I sold them to the white slavers that take these things…” He trailed off there and shifted gears, realizing that he probably didn’t make the most mature or level-headed comparison. Oopsie doodles.
The Force Awakens is nearing its second full week in theaters and has already grossed a whopping 1.28 billion worldwide. Without adjusting for inflation, it currently tops all previous Star Wars films.