Star Wars Episode VII: George Lucas Clarifies His Role

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Plans have been moving quickly forward to get all the pieces in place for the upcoming Star Wars sequels. Michael Arndt will write Episode 7, with Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg penning some kind of future installments (whether they be Episodes 8 and 9, or character films, we're still not sure).

We've also learned that Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill may return for the first film in the new series, and that Matthew Vaughn seems pretty well-poised as the front-runner to direct.

So, okay, that's all well and good. But what about the god of the Star Wars universe, His Holiness High Lord Sir Jedi-Master George Jacob Jingleheimer Lucas? From the moment of the announcement that Disney had bought Lucasfilm, Lucas has insisted he will simply "consult" for the new franchise.

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Clarifying his role, Lucas told Access Hollywood that he will basically be a human Star Wars encyclopedia. Sure, there are probably more franchise guides and bibles and 'pedias out there than could fill a Death Star, but Lucas is the main man real deal source of all the knowledge. Lucas described it thusly: "I can say, ‘This is this and this is that.' Basically...I don’t really have much to do.”

So don't count on Lucas having much in the way of story approval. But if Arndt needs to know a thing or two about a Wookiee, Lucas will be there to lend a hand.

For what it's worth, Lucas also stated that he doesn't think his good friend and Lincoln director Steven Spielberg would ever be interested in helming a Star Wars movie.

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George Lucas is a well known film producers, screenwriters, director, and entrepreneur. His estimated net worth is 3.2 billion dollars, which makes him one of America's most financially successful directors and producers.


Lucas is probably most famous for producing and writing all of the Star Wars films, as well as directing all of them except for Episode V and VI. He is also known for directing and producing Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.


He has worked on numerous of other films. Some of his most famous works besides the Star Wars and Indiana Jones films include American Graffiti and its sequel, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Labyrinth, and The Land Before Time.

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