While the rest of us are counting down the weeks, days, and seconds until the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens with the same level of excitement that a child anticipates Christmas morning, you should take a moment to think about George Lucas. Having written and directed four of the six instalments to the Star Wars franchise, and co-written the other two films, Star Wars really is George Lucas’ baby. And now that child is being guided by J.J. Abrams, and George Lucas admitted that's a little weird for him.
With just over two weeks until the first screenings of The Force Awakens George Lucas admitted to The Washington Post that the fact his name is nowhere near any of the posters or publicity for the seventh instalment to the Star Wars series is downright peculiar. Not only did he compare it to a divorce, but he also insisted that he’s going to have to get used to the new "awkward reality."
Once the critical consensus for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been decided, and we’ve seen exactly how many box office records the cinematic behemoth has smashed, fans will quickly turn their attention to George Lucas’ reaction to the film. They’ll want to know if he stubbornly despises it for superfluous reasons, adored every single moment of it, or simply thought it was meh.
But when is George Lucas actually going to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens? Well, he’s still not seen a frame of it yet – but he expects he’ll finally get a glimpse of the blockbuster at his home before it’s actually in cinemas.
Explaining why he wants to see it in the comfort of his own home, Lucas added that it would be stupid if he didn’t as he has "the best theater in the world." The article even teased that The Force Awakens’ co-writer and director J.J. Abrams, and producer and Lucas Film president Kathleen Kennedy, could be in attendance to watch it alongside Lucas. Which could either be extremely rewarding for Abrams and Kennedy or produce one of the most awkward scenarios in the history of movies.
We’ll get to decide how much we either love or hate Star Wars: The Force Awakens in just a few weeks time, as it will hit cinemas in the US on December 18, 2015.