On my list of things to worry about, George Lucas retiring to a life of making small arthouse indie films that only a few dozen people on the east and west coasts will ever see is not exactly at the very top. It’s somewhere between “doing laundry” and “finishing that apple I started last night”. So yes, this revelation that ol George is feeling a bit insulted that so many fanboys on the Interwebs hates his guts for relentlessly and pointlessly tinkering with the “Star Wars” movies does not feel me with sadness.
The whole thing came about during an interview with the New York Times, where George was promoting “Red Tails”, about black fighter pilots during WWII. In the interview, George also unleashed his frustration about his current occupation.
I’m retiring. I’m moving away from the business, from the company, from all this kind of stuff.
On Internet fanboys:
Why would I make any more, when everybody yells at you all the time and says what a terrible person you are? On the Internet, all those same guys that are complaining I made a change are completely changing the movie,” complained Lucas, referring to online video recuts of his films. “I’m saying: ‘Fine. But my movie, with my name on it, that says I did it, needs to be the way I want it.
He does admit, though, that he might end up making another “Indiana Jones” movies. And of course, there are all those “Star Wars” movies he’s currently converting into 3D and re-releasing in theaters. Yeah, it’ll be a while yet before ol George decides to stop the tinkerin’, it seems, despite what he keeps saying.