Here’s What George Lucas Really Thought About The ‘Star Wars’ Sequel Trilogy
Without George Lucas, we wouldn’t have the amazing world of Star Wars. But Disney CEO Bob Iger reveals that the followup films to the beloved Star Wars franchise did not sit well with Lucas.
Iger has revealed in his new book that Disney originally bought three story outlines from Lucas in 2012 that could have possibly be used for future movies. Lucas’ outlines would have had the next three films explore the “micro biotic world” of Star Wars. However, Disney was not contractually obligated to use the stories. They ended up going a different direction for the plot which upset the Star Wars creator. He felt “betrayed” by the decision according to Iger.
“George immediately got upset as they began to describe the plot and it dawned on him that we weren’t using one of the stories he submitted during the negotiations,” said Iger in his book The Ride of a Lifetime.
Did Disney and Iger make the right decision by creating their own story? Depends who you ask. Either way, the movies are considered a massive success and the upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is sure to be another box office hit.