J.J. Abrams Hasn't Spoken with George Lucas About 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

The creator of the Star Wars universe claims that the new director has been too busy promoting 'Star Trek Into Darkness' to properly discuss the upcoming sequel.

George Lucas won the Outstanding Special Class Animated Program 2013 Daytime Emmy for Star Wars: The Clone Wars, which, remarkably is only his second Emmy throughout his entire career. The creator of the Star Wars universe was quick to let everyone know that it was only his third major award, after also winning a post-retirement NAACP award for his work on Red Tails in 2012.

Access Hollywood caught up with Lucas on the red carpet, who had just been handed his award by Carrie Fisher. Talk very quickly turned to Star Wars: Episode VII, where the retiree revealed how relieved he is not to have to worry about the sequel.

"I think its great. I don't have to worry about these guys any more. (Laughs)"

He then revealed that director J.J. Abrams has been too busy to speak with him about the hugely anticipate project.

I have not spoken to J.J. He has been busy with Star Trek. I'm sure he'll let me know when he's got some questions. You know? That's all going well. Kathy [Kennedy] tells me it's working out great."

George Lucas is notorious for imposing his views on other creative artists, and getting his way when it comes to Star Wars. It sounds like J.J. Abrams might be staying away to keep his own artistic integrity on Star Wars: Episode VII in check.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes to theaters December 18th, 2015 and stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson. The film is directed by J.J. Abrams.

Sources: Access Hollywood

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  1. CelluloidDreams

    do they have too?!....

    1 year agoby @2movieguysFlag

  2. Aidan Nevins

    Abrams made a cash cow from Star Trek, that being said.
    He destroyed the lore and use of real science in the movies.

    The last move the enterprise is thrown from a warp in space(im not even going to talk about what would happen if you fell out of a man made tear in space), falls into an atmosphere with gaping holes and doesn't burn up. Ship crashes into a city and doesnt burst into flames or completely level the city even through the ship is larger than any structure built in human history.
    The most powerful military leader on the planet has a crew of 7.
    Humans have the cure to every illness and even death apparently and decide its not all that important learning a lesson from defeat is better than being god like?!?!?!

    Makes a sociopath, murdering, war criminal compassionate about a few friends and took Lines that are so ingrained in the series and made other characters say them....Im not a fan of Star Trek but he slaughtered it for scifi fans...who are the minority yes and money is the main driver.

    So get ready for a sh*tty light show of a star wars franchise. Might as well get Bay to do it.

    1 year agoby @Aidan-NevinsFlag

  3. Vanboy

    And J.J. Abrams shouldn't speak to Lucas AT ALL!!!!!!

    2 years agoby @vanboyFlag

  4. Sean

    @CoreyB Oh, I know I am excited about Star Wars episode 7 being directed by J.J. Abrams !

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  5. CoreyB

    JJ is one of the best talents out there. People should be very excited that he is at the helm!

    2 years agoby @CoreyBFlag

  6. Sean


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  8. bipolarmassive

    Great! I hope he keeps it that way! Three cheers for JJ Abrams...

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  9. The Real Goku

    Leave it up to JJ! After what he did to the Star Trek series this can't go wrong

    2 years agoby @therealGokuFlag