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George Lucas Will Retire From Star Wars Any Day Now

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George Lucas has hinted at retirement for a few years. Is the director finally ready to give up the reins of LucasFilm? What about that unfinished Star Wars TV show? Read on to find out!

Back in January, Lucas made a big splash by saying he was retiring, and basically blamed Star Wars fans for it. He told the NY Times, “Why would I make any more when everybody yells at you all the time and says what a terrible person you are?” He also confirmed to them he’d be retiring. Though he didn’t say exactly when, the 68-year-old director is apparently still set on that plan.

Though retirement for Lucas won’t be the same as retirement for most people.

In a recent issue of Empire Magazine he said, “I’m moving away from the company, I’m moving away from all my businesses, I’m finishing all my obligations and I’m going to retire to my garage with my saw and hammer and build hobby movies. I’ve always wanted to make movies that were more experimental in nature, and not have to worry about them showing in movie theaters.”

Of course by “garage” he means “ten car garage,” and by “saw and hammer” he means, “crew of 100.” Or at least something to that effect.

He’s assured the public he’ll still work on films, just not the big budget kind. Plus, he said himself he still has obligations to finish. There’s still the question of the live-action Star Wars television show as well as a possible (vomitinmymouth) fifth Indiana Jones film. Something tells me he”ll still be making the big decisions when it comes to his properties. I can’t ever see him letting go of that.

(via /Film)

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