Ever since the teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens dropped on Black Friday, the internet has been buzzing with reactions to the latest entry into the Star Wars universe. But how did Star Wars creator George Lucas react to the trailer? Thanks to Funny or Die, we have an answer.
First of all, can we talk about how great that Hayden Christensen-as-Anakin impression is? Or the fact that he calls George Lucas "Master"? That alone gives this clip All the Kudos.
George Lucas starts out the viewing of the trailer with fairly high hopes. George and Ghostly Force Anakin are actually enjoying the trailer, George chiming in to say how J.J. Abrams consulted with him as Abrams made The Force Awakens. Then there is a disturbance in the Force when Lucas spots the lightsaber. You know the one. The broadsword-inspired lightsaber carried by the yet-unidentified Sith in the snowy forest. The one that has sparked one of the biggest debates in geekdom since... well, probably since George Lucas tried to convince us that Greedo shot first (#HanShotFirst).
Of course, after seeing The Lightsaber That Sparked A Thousand Memes, George Lucas and Anakin are not on board with this new addition to the Star Wars saga. Lucas tries, unsuccessfully, to call Abrams to complain, and eventually Anakin literally fades into obscurity as Lucas pens another alien-infused chapter of the Indiana Jones story.
Even though this is a George Lucas re-enactment, I felt a teensy bit of justice watching "George Lucas" get offended after watching someone change and update a longstanding tenet of Star Wars. Now you know how we felt with your revised "special editions" of the original trilogy, George (did I mention Han shot first? Because HAN SHOT FIRST)!
However, this outrage (from George and Ghostly Force Ani and actual Star Wars fans) over the new lightsaber has me a bit confused. I am going to go on the record here: this new light saber is completely awesome. And if you’re still not convinced, you can hear Stephen Colbert break down why this new lightsaber is, in fact, the coolest thing ever. And really, out of all of the things you could be annoyed over in the Star Wars universe, replacing Sebatian Shaw with Hayden Christensen at the end of the Return of the Jedi was a far more difficult pill to swallow than a re-imagining of the lightsaber?
You can judge the lightsaber and the film for yourself when Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters on December 18, 2015.