For good or for bad, George Lucas is no longer directing the Star Wars films or even involved in the writing -- and now the famed director reveals to Vanity Fair that he's glad.
“You go to make a movie and all you do is get criticized, and people try to make decisions about what you’re going to do before you do it,” Lucas explained. “Y’know, it’s not much fun, and you can’t experiment; you can’t do anything. You have to do it a certain way. I don’t like that, I never did. I started out in experimental films, and I want to go back to experimental films, but of course no one wants to see experimental films.”
Lucas also posed a question to Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams, asking "What happened to Darth Vader's grandkids?" to which Abrams responded, "You tell me. You made all this s--- up!"
Lucas also somewhat jokingly confessed that his favorite Star Wars character is Jar Jar Binks, and said he hopes the Force doesn't get "muddled up into a bunch of garbally gook," suggesting he might have some sense of humor about the perception of the Star Wars prequels after all.
Finally, Lucas explained that while he would continue directing films, they would be unlikely to be seen by wider audiences. Check out the whole interview right here: