George Lucas: quitting movie making to make Howard The Duck: Strikes Back
BEECHAWAWA! Have you heard that George Lucas is quitting the movie industry?! Kinda. Of course, many of you could well be pleased to see the back of him thanks to his endless tinkering with the Star Wars franchise. Last year, everyone lost their bap when he decided to make Darth Vader shout “Nooooo!” at the climax of Return of the Jedi.
Some people pretty much saw that as Lucas deliberately trying to destroy a childhood or a million.
And now, in an upcoming issue of The New York Times Magazine, you’ll discover that George Lucas has decided enough is enough and fully intends to retire from making big-budget feature films, including and especially any more Star Wars flicks.
“Why would I make any more,” he says, “when everybody yells at you all the time and says what a terrible person you are?”
Boo-hoo. Sounds like someone is still smarting over the studio’s edit of THX-1138 which saw George proclaiming that it was like having someone cut the fingers off his children. The soft get! Basically, Lucas has decided that he wants to do something away from Star Wars (he’s still threatening to make a fifth Indiana Jones movie mind you) and not have to worry about crapping on your nostalgic musings on a sci-fi romp.
Effectively, we’re all waiting for Howard The Duck: Strikes Back.