Former boss of Star Wars George Lucas is continuing to mildly grind his axe to send sparks in Disney's direction, using an interview to complain about the franchise's latest film being a bit too "retro" without containing any new stuff.
Considering that it was the new stuff that people hated the most about the three prequels Lucas helmed, it's a slightly odd stance to take. But one he believes was right, as he said of his Star Wars efforts: "I worked very hard to make them completely different, with different planets, with different spaceships -- you know, to make it new."
Lucas added: "They wanted to do a retro movie. I don’t like that. They weren’t that keen to have me involved anyway, but if I get in there, I’m just going to cause trouble, because they’re not going to do what I want them to do. And I don’t have the control to do that any more, and all I would do is muck everything up."
And there he was, saying it all, clearly hoping that some sort of "George Was Right" critical revisionism might take place and people might go a bit easier on Jar Jar because at least he was a new idea. [YouTube via Guardian]