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.