Ten days after its release in theaters and online, the teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the most watched 88 seconds in the history of trailers, with 72 million views in just over one week. While most of the world has seen the footage, there's one guy who still hasn't watched it yet. And it doesn't sound like he's going to anytime soon. Star Wars creator George Lucas admits that he hasn't bothered to sit down and look at this first look footage because he's waiting until the entire film is finally released one year from now, in theaters on December 18, 2015.
Speaking with Page Six, George Lucas claims he doesn't even know anything about a new trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and when pressed, reveals that he's not that interested in seeing what J.J. Abrams has done with his beloved franchise.
"I don't know anything about it. I haven't seen it yet."
There's actually a good reason why he hasn't watched the trailer yet. He doesn't want to see the footage out of context. He wants to wait until he can see the entire thing all at once. Asked how he could have missed seeing the Star Wars: The Force Awakens sneak peek, he replies:
"Because it's not in the movie theater. I like going to the movies and watching the whole thing there. I plan to see it when it's released."
Even though George Lucas' son Jett Lucas claimed in an interview from a year ago that his dad was constantly talking to J.J. Abrams, and that he'd 'handpicked' the director to take over, George Lucas just isn't curious to see what is being done to continue the series into the future. When asked if he's interested in the new trilogy, the creator simply stated: