The Maker, George Lucas himself, praises Rian Johnson and The Last Jedi.
Thank the Maker! We should all be eternally grateful to the creator of Star Wars, who has given us fans everything we could have possibly imagined and more. Without George Lucas, we all would not be gearing up for the premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Speaking of which, George Lucas recently viewed a private screening of The Last Jedi, describing the film as “beautifully made.”
Over five years ago, Disney acquired Lucasfilm for a cool $4.05 billion from George Lucas, now with the duty of finishing what he started.
Lucas’ tenure with Star Wars has been quite the ride, starting it as an independent film, and now, a worldwide phenomenon.
With the Original Trilogy, Lucas didn’t have the luxury of using CGI and cutting-edge visual effects, so he was uniquely creative in the process.
Once the Prequel Trilogy released, starting in the late 1990’s, George Lucas finally had the opportunity to pioneer a new age of filmmaking era, one with top-notch visual effects.
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His walk-off shot for us all was the animated series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, where he was finally able to showcase his full creative genius in the process.
Before Lucas departed into the Unknown Regions of retirement, he passed on the secrets of the Force to his Padawan, Dave Filoni.
The legacy of George Lucas lives on through the talented director and writer.
Now, he’s also passed the torch to Disney, Lucasfilm, Kathleen Kennedy, and specifically Rian Johnson for the latest installment.
During your viewing of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, or any Star Wars movie for that matter, remember that George Lucas is worthy of Ewok C-3PO-like aww and worship.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi premieres December 15, worldwide, with early screenings available today.