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George Lucas Approves of ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’

George Lucas Approves of ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’

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George Lucas has given his seal of approval to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The 72-year-old Star Wars creator has seen the second film in the sci-fi blockbuster franchise to be released since he sold Lucasfilm to Disney in 2012 and “liked” it very much, according to director Gareth Edwards.

The 41-year-old ‘Godzilla’ filmmaker, who took over from J.J. Abrams, was overjoyed with Lucas’ reaction as his opinion is the “most important” to him and it now means he can die a “happy’ man.

Speaking at a recent press conference, he said: “Two days ago we got to show George the more, and we all had a phone call and I got to speak with him yesterday, and I don’t want to put words into his mouth, but I can honestly say that I can die happy now. He really liked the movie. It meant a lot. To be honest, and no offense to anyone here, it was the most important review to me. You know, you guys are important too, but he’s kind of god … I will take that conversation to my grave. His opinion means the world to me.”

Rogue One follows Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which Lucas wasn’t a big fan of because it was too “retro”.

He previously admitted: “They wanted to do a retro movie. I don’t like that. I like — every movie, I worked very hard to make them completely different, with different planets, with different spaceships — you know, to make it new.”

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits cinemas on December 14 and stars the likes of Felicity Jones, Diego Luna and Mads Mikkelsen.

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