Tuesday, December 1, 2015

George Lucas Is Talking About Han Solo And It's Gonna Make You Mad

"Han Solo was going to marry Leia, and you look back and say, 'Should he be a cold-blooded killer?' Lucas questioned. "Because I was thinking mythologically--should he be a cowboy, should he be John Wayne? And I said, 'Yeah, he should be John Wayne.' And when you're John Wayne, you don't shoot people [first]--you let them have the first shot. It's a mythological reality that we hope our society pays attention to."

George Lucas may legally have nothing to do with Star Wars now that Disney graciously took it off of his hands, but nerds of the world, don't you for one second think that he doesn't have stuff to say about the thing that made him a billionaire.  Things that will probably make the Internet upset.

He is just trolling everyone now, right?

These new comments from Lucas provide some interesting insight into his decision to change the scene for the movie's re-release. But it's unlikely to put the matter to bed. "Han shot first" will most definitely continue to be a controversial topic for years and years.

But Lucas isn't reading your comments. He tells The Washington Post that he has avoided the Internet since 2000. He doesn't have a Facebook or Twitter account, and he doesn't use email.
The full Washington Post profile of Lucas is a good read. It also touches on Lucas' thoughts on not being involved with The Force Awakens, a film that he says strays from his original vision for Star Wars.

"There is no such thing as working over someone's shoulder," he said. "You're either the dictator or you're not. And to do that would never work, so I said 'I'm going to get divorced.' ... I knew that I couldn't be involved. All I'd do is make them miserable. I'd make myself miserable. It would probably ruin a vision--[director J.J. Abrams] has a vision, and it's his vision."

The Force Awakens opens on December 18.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Tell me what you think. Speak up!