/star-wars-7-force-awakens-george-lucas/Earlier this week, George Lucas revealed that he originally intended to make Star Wars Episode VII before selling LucasFilm to Disney for $4 billion back in 2012. While it was always assumed that he had plans for the next three chapters in the Skywalker family story, it has become quite clear that he hasn't had much input on the new sequels. Out promoting his latest project Strange Magic, an animated fantasy adventure he created, he reveals that he knows nothing at all about the story of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Asked back in early December if he'd seen the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer yet, he revealed he hadn't. And he seemed rather aloof about the whole thing. Asked if he had any interested at all in the new trilogy, he stated, 'Not really.' Now, in an interview with Screen Rant, he says he has seen the trailer, and his tune has changed somewhat. Though, don't ask him what happens to the Skywalker family as they head into a new generation. He says:
"I haven't seen anything; I mean I saw the trailer, it looks great, it looks interesting. But as I've said before: one thing I regret about Star Wars is that I never got to see it, you know? I never got to be blown away by the big ship coming over the thing, or anything. But this time I'm going to be, because I have no idea what they're doing."
Back in 2013, it was revealed that George Lucas had spent an entire year mapping out a new trilogy before the big sale to Disney. It was believed that Michael Arndt was working from this blueprint when he first started to pen the screenplay. As famously reported, Michael Arndt left the pre-production process early on, with J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan doing a massive overhaul on the script. It is not known how much of the Lucas blueprint remains within the finished movie, and it may be as much of a surprise to us as it is to George Lucas when it finally hits screens this December. While the creator of this universe isn't actively involved with any of the upcoming films, he is available for consultation.