George Lucas Spent a Year Prepping 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Before It Went to Disney

The filmmaker's son Jett Lucas reveals he already knows what's going to happen. He hints that the sequels will follow a new generation of characters.
George Lucas was planning Star Wars: Episode VII a year before the LucasFilm sale
George Lucas was planning Star Wars: Episode VII a year before the LucasFilm sale
George Lucas' son Jett Lucas recently gave an interview where he revealed that his father had been working on Star Wars: Episode VII a year before he sold LucasFilm to Disney, news which Jett Lucas first heard about during a casual dinnertime phone conversation with his father.

"We knew probably a year prior (to the purchase) he had started writing and kind of researching, starting his whole little process. About half way through that process was when the idea of selling to Disney came up. It's nice because he's happiest when he's writing and doing something with his time."


Back in December, we reported that George Lucas will serve as a creative consultant on this highly-anticipated sequel. Jett Lucas elaborated on his father's role in the new trilogy, revealing he has been in constant communication with director J.J. Abrams, but only as a guiding presence.

"I knew that he was very torn on the matter, he was like a kid who had turned 18 and was ready to leave the house. Every parent has wanted to let their children go, but they want to hold on to you. I think he's ready to let it go and let it grow. He's constantly talking with J.J. (Abrams). Here's there to guide, and he will help where he can, but at the same time, he wants to let it go, with a new generation."


While he wouldn't spill any plot specifics, Jett Lucas revealed that he knows what's going to happen in Star Wars: Episode VII.

"I already know what happens. I'm happy with what's going to happen. I would like to see it follow a new generation. I'm not saying that's what's going to happen, but I'm saying that's what I would like. To me, these next movies are about the next generation, and the prequels were about a new generation and the originals were for that generation. I think following a new generation and a new group of heroes and villains, I think that's the right move to make."


When asked about whether original stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher will return, Jett Lucas had this to say.

"It would be awesome. Who doesn't want to see Han Solo cruise through on the Falcon again? At the same time, maybe he's teaching his son how to drive on it? I don't know. It would be great to see them don the costumes. I would nerd out, definitely."


J.J. Abrams is directing from a screenplay by Michael Arndt. Production is scheduled to begin early next year at Pinewood Studios in London. You can check out the entire 13-minute video below.

Star Wars: Episode VII comes to theaters December 18th, 2015 and stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong'o. The film is directed by J.J. Abrams.



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  1. MovieManiac

    George gets too much sh*t from all of the Star Wars fans. People seem to forget that he is the person who actually started the franchise as well. He has done a lot of good for the series and people just look at his re-releases and the prequels and automatically label him as "cancerous" to the Star Wars world.

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  2. CelluloidDreams

    (rolls eyes)! ...Whatever George!

    11 months agoby @2movieguysFlag