Once Star Wars The Force Awakens is released next month, it will be the very first Star Wars movie to not be directed by George Lucas since 1983. Lucas, who retired and sold off Lucasfilm to Disney in 2012, had an interview with Vanity Fair about his high hopes for the new Star Wars films and his reason for not wanting to direct anymore Star Wars movies.
“You go to make a movie and all you do is get criticized. And it’s not much fun. You can’t experiment,” Lucas said.
As for what he hopes for from the new Star Wars films, Lucas had a few ideas,
"There’s more to it than just spaceships," and that "the Force doesn’t get muddled into a bunch of gobbledygook."
The Force Awakens director, JJ Abrams, also chatted with Vanity Fair, and he thanked Lucas for creating Star Wars and for the great opportunity to make a Star Wars film.
We think that Lucas is right on point with everything that he states in the video. It’s imperative that The Force stay mysterious and that Star Wars does not become just another action movie. The reason for why he doesn’t want to make Star Wars movies anymore, it’s understandable. When you have people like Simon Pegg going around and insulting Lucas for creating movies they don’t like, it’s very understandable that this would be hard to take in. Most people have tons of respect for Lucas and for him experimenting as much as he did in the prequel trilogy and one concern is that the new films won’t experiment as much because Disney and Lucasfilm are too concerned to appease fans who dislike the prequels.