George Lucas Shares His Thoughts Regarding ‘Rogue One’

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The verdict isn’t directly from Star Wars creator George Lucas, but from a phone call between him and Rogue One director Gareth Edwards, according to sources at Movieweb.

Disney recently held a press conference for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story where Edwards said Lucas liked the movie. Here’s what Edwards said:

“Two days ago we got to show George the movie, 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.”

Lucas had a tepid response to last year’s The Force Awakens, saying he would rather the story not gone so “retro”. Lucas himself submitted a screenplay for The Force Awakens, but Disney took a pass. Understandable considering many die hard Star Wars fans thought Lucas’ prequels subpar at best.

Rogue One centers around a battalion of Rebels led by Jyn Erso. Their plan: steal the blueprints for the Death Star. Events in this movie take place between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. It is the first Star Wars movie outside of the Skywalker storyline.

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The movie stars Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Forest Whitaker, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Alan Tudyk, and James Earl Jones returning to voice Darth Vader.

With a screenplay by Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy, Rogue One A Star Wars Story will hit theaters December 16, 2016. Tickets are available now.

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Ryan is a screenwriter with a BFA in Film from The School of Visual Arts in New York City. He's a connoisseur of Batman, Ghostbusters, Hitchcock, Scorsese, Stephen King, and Pop-Tarts. Tweet me @Theaterfilms1