When Disney announced that Star Wars: Episode VII is in development, as part of its $4 billion acquisition of LucasFilm, many wondered how big a role franchise creator George Lucas will have in this highly-anticipated sequel. The man himself recently spoke about his "consultant" role on the follow-up, revealing he isn't too involved with the film.
"[If the filmmakers ask],'Who's this guy?' I can tell them. I mean, they have a hundred encyclopedias and things, but I actually know a lot. I can say, 'This is this and this is that.' Basically I'm not - I don't really have much to do."
It isn't known how closely he is working with screenwriter Michael Arndt at this time. We reported last month that Steven Spielberg said he isn't interested in directing this long-awaited follow-up. George Lucas also revealed that his longtime friend probably won't change his stance on directing the sequel..
"I'm pretty sure he'd never want to do that! I don't think he'd want to."